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Web Based Spell Checkers

Investigated for the SpellCheckerPluginDev.


  • multiple languages
  • spelling, grammar, thesaurus
  • very nice UI
  • licensed version that we could host locally is $3500
  • Unix version is available (no grammar checking though)
  • has nearly all the features we'd like


  • Java applet
  • Shareware
  • Good UI
  • MS Internet Explorer 5.0+ only
  • English only
  • Implemented as a client-side browser plug-in?


  • Demo only? Uses xml/rpc technology described at http://www.stuffeddog.com/speller/doc/rpc.html
  • Interesting UI: Each spelling error is a hyperlink and when selected the options are listed in another box. When one of those options are selected, that word is replaced in the text.
  • Uses an RPC server and Ispell


  • Appears very quickly
  • Good UI
  • Only requires Java script
  • Has a user dictionary for the site, is editable inside a window
  • Has settings to ingore mixed caps (WikiWords)
  • Has user entered correction field
  • Ignore/change (all)
  • $500 per server


  • Cost?
  • Applet-based
  • Good UI
  • No custom dictionary option is listed


  • XSpell is a spell checker for HTML forms. It is composed of a XML-RPC based browser client written in Javascript (requires IE 5.x since it's based on DOM) and an XML-RPC service implemented in PHP 4+. Both of these components are OpenSource.

-- MikeBarton - 18 Jan 2002 -- RichardDonkin - 18 Jan 2002

WBOSS "Web Based Open Source Spell Checker"

  • http://www.dontpokebadgers.com/spellchecker/
  • Uses Aspell or Ispell, looks as if the Lignua::Ispell module has been integrated into this source
  • Uses IPC::Open3. Some systems only come with IPC::Open2, so you may have to install IPC::Open3 in addition.
  • Users running a browser than handles JavaScript. IE5/6 or NS6 recommended.
  • The WBOSS script is a perl script that runs server side

Suggested by JohnRouillard -- MikeBarton - 28 Jan 2002

Add new spell checkers here. See SpellCheckerPluginDev for development discussion.


  • Spell check any form on an HTML based web page, ie, ASP, JSP, CGI, PHP, HTML, etc.
  • $169.95 US / Server
  • One Year of Free support and Upgrades
  • Clean JavaScript only client-side interface
  • Online since 1996
  • Installers for Windows and Unix based servers
  • Spell Checkers available for Java applets and applications as well

http://spellerpages.sourceforge.net/ (http://sourceforge.net/projects/spellerpages/)

  • Home page blurb: Speller Pages is a Web interface and JavaScript library for a server-side spell check program. Available in PHP or Perl/CGI versions, Speller Pages allows you to bring the superior spelling suggestion capabilites of GNU Aspell to users of your Web site.
  • Free (open source)
  • Perl
  • Frontend to GNU Aspell (server-side)
-- MagnusLewisSmith - 10 Oct 2005
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