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Help Your Application Users Become Great Spellers

  • June 19, 2006
  • By Victor Volkman
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Other Spell Checker DLLs

Of course, different developers have different requirement levels for their spell check needs. I encourage you to check out several APIs before committing yourself to any. Here are a couple of others to browse:
  • Wintertree Software's Sentry Spelling Checker Engine works with RichEdit type controls and offers an "as you type" mode as well. Other products include Java and HTML spell checkers.
  • Polar SpellChecker Component offers autocorrection and "as you type" mode, and it comes with full source code and dictionaries for 14 languages.

Help Users Help Themselves

Spell checkers are plentiful and easy to integrate, so why not enable your interactive application to help users look a little smarter (or less clumsy, if you prefer) through a helpful dialog or two. Give GPP Spellchecker a try for your basic spelling needs.

About the Author

Victor Volkman has been writing for C/C++ Users Journal and other programming journals since the late 1980s. He is a graduate of Michigan Tech and a faculty advisor board member for Washtenaw Community College CIS department. Volkman is the editor of numerous books, including C/C++ Treasure Chest and is the owner of Loving Healing Press. He can help you in your quest for open source tools and libraries, just drop an e-mail to sysop@HAL9K.com.

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