Poll

Should we remove the spellchecker from Wedge?

YES!!!
30 (83.3%)
No, but replace pspell with support for enchant.
1 (2.8%)
No, my English-speaking community loves it.
3 (8.3%)
No, my non-English-speaking community loves it.
2 (5.6%)
Total Members Voted: 33

Nao

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #90, on March 7th, 2013, 10:23 AM »
Well, or you could move the dictionary info to the Search language files... ;)

I really like the 'did you mean' bit, but it's true that it's not exactly realistic to fill a DB table with thousands of words just to build a dictionary that's suitable to the forum. However, I think it might be a reasonable plugin to build, in case the admin really, really wants to have their own custom suggestion code.

The reality, I'd say, is that the 'did you mean' system could be improved, and linked with a tag system of sorts.
Posted: March 7th, 2013, 10:22 AM

Also, I'd like to point that in the time since I reawakened this topic, we got two extra votes for the 'don't remove' side, namely from kimikelku and Maxx, but it's too late to remove the spellcheck button portion, anyway.

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #91, on March 7th, 2013, 02:48 PM »
Certainly that's feasible, using some kind of tagging.
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I really like the 'did you mean' bit, but it's true that it's not exactly realistic to fill a DB table with thousands of words just to build a dictionary that's suitable to the forum.
True, it's not. As a plugin it might be but it'll be one hefty ol' plugin. Scanning every post in the DB is not a lightweight task at any time, nor is keeping it up to date.
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Also, I'd like to point that in the time since I reawakened this topic, we got two extra votes for the 'don't remove' side, namely from kimikelku and Maxx, but it's too late to remove the spellcheck button portion, anyway.
I would wonder if the question was misinterpreted a bit.
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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #92, on March 17th, 2013, 05:09 PM »
Quote from Arantor on March 7th, 2013, 02:48 PM
Certainly that's feasible, using some kind of tagging.
Remember how tagging used to be one of Wedge's first 'future' features, then I totally dropped them...? :^^;:
Well, I guess what I wanted to do, was a custom SMF that would fit Noisen like a glove, except the tag system in Noisen is awfully lacking optimization and I wouldn't want it in a public file, or maybe I just shouldn't bother with appearances and implement the same anyway...
Quote from Arantor on March 7th, 2013, 02:48 PM
True, it's not. As a plugin it might be but it'll be one hefty ol' plugin. Scanning every post in the DB is not a lightweight task at any time, nor is keeping it up to date.
Noted.
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Also, I'd like to point that in the time since I reawakened this topic, we got two extra votes for the 'don't remove' side, namely from kimikelku and Maxx, but it's too late to remove the spellcheck button portion, anyway.
I would wonder if the question was misinterpreted a bit.
I don't think it's subject to misinterpretation; I do note, however, that we have yet to receive a complaint following your tasteful removal of that awfully awkward feature... ;)

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #93, on March 18th, 2013, 08:09 PM »
Here's what spell checker wants to say to you guys:

“I will stand on my ground as an atheist until your god shows up...If my irreligious bothers you much, and if you think everything I do is heresy to your god I don't care. Heresy is for those who believe, I don't. So, it isn't heresy at all!


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Nao

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #94, on March 19th, 2013, 04:29 PM »
Today, I learned that while I insisted to write 'feasable', the actual English word for that was 'feasible'.
Thank you, embedded spellchecker :D

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #95, on March 19th, 2013, 04:44 PM »
Gotta love English able vs ible.

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #96, on March 19th, 2013, 05:25 PM »
Well, you have to remember I learned most of my English on the Interwebs, and there isn't a UK/US flag next to English text, so I caught some typically US expressions/spellings, and some typically UK ones. I don't mind if I show my weaknesses on this board or whatever -- I just need to ensure I don't mix them up in Wedge itself... Which would look unprofessional ;)

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #97, on March 19th, 2013, 05:28 PM »
Your English is better than my French - and your English is better than the English of most people in this country. I really wouldn't worry about it :)

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #98, on March 19th, 2013, 06:33 PM »
Quote from Arantor on March 19th, 2013, 05:28 PM
Your English is better than my French
Yeah, but did you learn French at school? For 8 years..? I'd say this doesn't compare :lol:
Quote from Arantor on March 19th, 2013, 05:28 PM
- and your English is better than the English of most people in this country. I really wouldn't worry about it :)
I never worry about it...[1] Only in professional situations!

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 1. I only worry about my accent. I can make a video of myself if you'd like -- just to see how horrible it is!! :lol:

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #99, on March 19th, 2013, 07:47 PM »
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Yeah, but did you learn French at school? For 8 years..? I'd say this doesn't compare
At school for 5 years. I even hold a qualification in it. Or I did, back in 2000 when I took the exam. I'd say it's next to useless now.
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I only worry about my accent. I can make a video of myself if you'd like -- just to see how horrible it is!! :lol:
It's one of my fears about doing any kind of voice recording.
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how fun... :^^;:
Being a developer is grand fun, eh, lad?

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #100, on March 19th, 2013, 08:11 PM »
I can't avoid imaging Nao speaking like De Singe from Tales of MI :P