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Post Posted November 13th, 2003, 1:24 pm

Now I'm testing spell checker in Thunderbird with Firebird.


  • shortcut key
    alt + s ... this, however, is not usefull in this forum. Assinged as Submit.

    Enter -- replace
    shift + enter -- replace all
    EXC -- ignore
    shift + ESC -- ignore all
    up, down -- focus suggested list
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Post Posted November 13th, 2003, 5:52 pm

thanks for the efforts . . . it works but sometimes crashes FB! Keep it up!

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Post Posted November 13th, 2003, 6:19 pm

Thunderbird has a built in spellchecker, I think.
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Post Posted November 13th, 2003, 7:26 pm

It works nice, but it tends to crash Firebird quite easly though, such as when I click on the replace button half of the time.

Will the Canadian dictionary work with this spell checker? http://downloads.mozdev.org/dictionarie ... -en-CA.xpi


Another thing... did you use part of external app buttons to make this or something as the extension description says ... Launch other applications from your toolbar. hehe

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Post Posted November 13th, 2003, 11:20 pm

alanjstr wrote:Thunderbird has a built in spellchecker, I think.


It's not for Thunderbird. It's for Firebird to spell check web forms and such. Examples are webmail, forums, etc.

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Post Posted November 14th, 2003, 2:34 am

i hope you can make it work, cause it would be uber handy when making posts :)

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Post Posted November 14th, 2003, 2:04 pm

But it does not seem to do anything. How does it work?

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Post Posted November 15th, 2003, 7:35 am

After thousands of crashes, I finally got it work.
Very simple solution.
Install components at spellchecker.mozdev.org (for moz 1.5a) to your firebird.

This is Spell Checker Front End 0.2

Maybe I have to change thread title. Apparently, spellchecker built in TB is customized only for TB and does not work with FB.

p.s. front end 0.1 has a bug so that you can't uninstall it. After 0.2 installation, you can unregister it.
Yep, this post was checked by the spellchecker.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2003, 9:01 am

James wrote:Will the Canadian dictionary work with this spell checker? http://downloads.mozdev.org/dictionarie ... -en-CA.xpi

Yes. all you have to do is to click that link.

James wrote:Another thing... did you use part of external app buttons to make this or something as the extension description says ... Launch other applications from your toolbar. hehe

Yes. hehe. I just replaced "externalapp" with "spellchecker". I overlooked it because it doesn't contains the word "external"...

Geronimo wrote:But it does not seem to do anything. How does it work?

Please right click in a textarea or a input type=text. And select "Spellchecker".

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Post Posted November 15th, 2003, 10:16 am

Have to say good job! The only thing (ui) that I would change is to have a visible border for the text display at the top, like there is a border for the "replace with" and "suggestions" boxes. Other than that, great work!

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Post Posted November 15th, 2003, 2:01 pm

This is totally awesome. Works great! Now....if you could combine the components and make it just one xpi installation.

Thanks Torisugari. <bows to a master here> :)

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Post Posted November 15th, 2003, 4:43 pm

Thanks Torisugari

Okay so I guess the previous one was not meant for Firebird, hence why it crashed easily, This new one works great as It has not crashed yet.

The Canadian dictionary works too.

I never bothered with spell checkers before but I find this one to be quite handy, compared to looking in a dictionary for each word heh.

Nice of you to make this spell checker extension for Firebird.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2003, 9:06 pm

Even with a new profile

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 2:29 am

Thank you for many feedbacks, and I'm feeling sorry for those who tested the crashy version.

bozz wrote:if you could combine the components and make it just one xpi installation.

Spell checker components are a mature product, which have been polished for 3 years. On the other hand, my front end said hello to firebird just 3 days ago, still having a lot of things to do. Another reason for keep them separate is DL size; 450K and 17K. And components are not cross platform. However, in the future, if FE would be stable enough, I might change my mind.

Geronimo wrote:Even with a new profile

It's no strange. Generally speaking, creating a new profile solves various problems like a charm, but in this case, spellchecker components are installed into your program directory so that it didn't help you. Please click the link below and try again.

http://mozcafe.com/xpi/spellchecker_1.5a.xpi


Probably I should combine them.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 4:23 am

I created this post with a few spelling errors to see if it would pick them up

It seemed to do quite admirably. Feature request though... could you add the ability to check words in line... just change the background behind them or maybe even an MS Office style squiggly line under the offending word?

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