Running a spell-checker and highlighting problems with a web-interface for
the original author to decide what to do is probably the ideal middle
It's not a trivial HTML/browser interface to write, but it shouldn't kill
you to do it.
If you don't have pspell/aspell/ispell/uspell/weallspell compiled in, you
*MIGHT* be able to compile it dynamically and use dl() to load it, if your
ISP was not competent enough to turn that off... At least, I *think* that's
a true statement...
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----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Hall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [PHP] spell checker
> IMHO it would be very difficult to build/use a reliable
> spell checker that worked automatically. Natural languages are just too
> and ambiguous. Look at how often something like Word or Star Office gets
> wrong. 'Hare' is not spelled wrong unless you meant to write 'hair', for
> example. And spell checkers can't deal with scrambled syntax, etc.
> Go for a human editor if you want something approaching 100% reliability.
> On Mon, 06 Aug 2001, Justin French wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I know this is a biggie, but has anyone attempted to write a
> > spell check (preferably english) in PHP?
> > I'd LOVE something that can spell-check user-submitted text
> > somehow, becuase I'm writing a fully dynamic news-based site,
> > and the only downfall to the site could be bad content, since
> > it's being supplied by writers world-wide, submitted dynamically.
> > My other option is to have an editor approve each article
> > before publishing, but I thought i'd at least ASK if nyone's
> > attempted it.
> > Justin French
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