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Author Topic: IDEA: Command-line spellcheck utility  (Read 2696 times)

Edvard

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IDEA: Command-line spellcheck utility
« on: November 22, 2006, 06:31:43 PM »
OK, here's what I'm proposing: Say you're doing something mundane and want to know how to spell a word and you don't want to open up a big program just to grok the spell checker. All you want to do is hit Win+R or a CLI terminal and type:
spell <insert word here>
and you'll get either a confirmation of your Jedi spelling skills, or a gentle rebuke with a suggestion or two (a la Google when it says "Did you mean...")
I realize there probably is a program like that somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it, and Clipboard Help 'n Spell is more than what I'm looking for...

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Re: IDEA: Command-line spellcheck utility
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2006, 10:19:21 PM »
I use an online dictionary like OneLook generally, or tinySpell if I'm not in a programme that has spell checking (ie PSPad, Word, etc)

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Re: IDEA: Command-line spellcheck utility
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 06:10:20 AM »
Check out tinySpell+ at http://www.tinyspell.m6.net/. Although it is a GUI app, I think it will fit your needs.

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Re: IDEA: Command-line spellcheck utility
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006, 01:56:42 PM »

Perry Mowbray

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Re: IDEA: Command-line spellcheck utility
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2006, 06:43:27 PM »
The thing that bugs me is that every application has it's own dictionary, so that you have to add a correct word to each dictionary.

Wouldn't it be better if there was a "system wide" dictionary, so that if I add a word in MS Word it could also be available in my non-Outlook* email programme and my speller enable text editor [PSPad] and my webbrowser (through IESpell) and etc and visa versa???

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