View Full Version : Spell check?

08-19-2008, 09:45 PM
Hello, I'm looking for a extension/add-on for any browser that can spell check a page. Not input fields, but all the regular text.

I've searched quite a bit on Google but can't find anything but references to Firefox's built-in input spell checker.

In our case the boatloads of text are often automated, so it would be really nice to have the ability to spell check it all without pasting it into Word.


08-19-2008, 09:58 PM
Don't get me wrong, but I think that the "Google Toolbar (http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/toolbar/FT3/intl/en/index.html)" has a spell check on it. :)

08-19-2008, 10:18 PM
Wow, our QA department (who relies on the Google toolbar for various Google-related thingies) is going to **** themselves.


Thanks man!

08-19-2008, 10:20 PM
Err, nope, Google Toolbar only checks forms as well.

I need something to check text that *is not* in a form. Just regular text.

08-20-2008, 12:02 AM
You mean something that checks the html text? Not user input?

I don't know of anything like this. You need some sort of website manipulation program. Pasting to word is as good as anything.

Unless, of course, you wanted to set this up on the server. It is possible to do this using PHP, and parse all of your pages, and return errors, but that's a ton of work.

08-21-2008, 04:13 AM
:( Poop.

08-21-2008, 04:18 AM
Actually, here's an idea.

Make a form; make a text area. Use PHP to include the text into it:
<?php include(html_entities('http://my.something/folder/page.ext')); ?>
(Note: your page must be a working PHP page-- server must have php and it must end in .php instead of .htm etc.)

Now you'll have the html code of that page in your textbox.

You could create a more complex system if you like.

Anyway, using a non-webbased way is probably best.

08-23-2008, 05:27 PM
Okay, thanks for your help.

09-12-2008, 02:27 AM
sweet. that is pretty interesting!! I never knew you could do that w/ PHP!


02-10-2009, 06:04 PM
I randomly found an extension today that does spell checking, and remembered this topic. Hi Googlers!


Works with 5 languages! It uses some external web service, but it's faster than copy and pasting into Word.

07-21-2009, 11:08 AM
To spell check a webpage or a forum thread you can use a online spell checker like Wonderspell (http://www.wonderspell.com)