Spell Checker for 1.2 and Trunk Builds

Monday November 18th, 2002

Jedbro writes in with news that a Windows spell checker XPI is available for Mozilla 1.2 and recent trunk builds. Spell checkers for various other versions and platforms are available from several places, including mozdev and mozU. You can track the integration of a spell checker into the regular Mozilla builds by following bug 56301 but please don't add any more "me too" comments — there's enough already!

#1 Me Too

by zipo13

Monday November 18th, 2002 12:33 PM

I just had to do that :D

Does this makes me a bad person? :-/

#2 hope it works better than the old spellchecker

by ndebord

Monday November 18th, 2002 11:17 PM

In Mozilla 1.0 and 1.1, the Netscape spellchecker worked, not the Mozilla version. Hope this one is better and if not, hope the Netscape spellchecker will once again do the job.

#3 Re: hope it works better than the old spellchecker

by jbetak

Tuesday November 19th, 2002 12:04 AM

I'm working out some crashers. Although the code seems fully functional, it needs a little polish before it could be reviewed again and checked into the tree. Should you see any issues, please check the existing bugs and file new bug reports it necessary.

#4 Re: Re: hope it works better than the old spellche

by ndebord

Tuesday November 19th, 2002 12:34 PM

Glad to hear it. I was more than pleased to find that the Netscape spellchecker worked, when the Mozilla one didn't (with Mozilla v1.1).

Since we are so close to the release of Mozilla v1.2, I will hold off until the official release. Partly because I sysop over in CompuServe's Netscape/Mozilla Forum and we don't upload beta releases there and don't offer support to them. We are waiiting with bated breath for v1.2 though and have to say we are quite happy to date!


#5 Yes, about time!

by mbokil

Tuesday November 19th, 2002 4:02 PM

About time a decent spellchecker came to 1.2. It is probably a common enough feature that it should always be released with each release in a working state.

#6 Slovenian

by mathjazz

Thursday November 21st, 2002 12:19 PM


I'd like to add Slovenian spellchecker. Is it possible? Tell me how to do it, please. And btw, will spellchecker be included in 1.2?

#7 Re: hope it works better than the old spellchecker

by jbetak

Thursday November 21st, 2002 2:10 PM

Hi, yes it is. You can download the Slovenian spell checker here: A more complete list of dictionaries is available here:

You'll have to open the zip file and manually copy sl_SI.aff and sl_SI.dic into your Mozilla directory under (components\myspell). We would like to have a more comfortable way of doing it on MozCafe really soon. AFAIK 1.2 will not include the spell checker binaries yet, let's keep our fingers crossed for 1.3.

#8 Replacing Netscape spellchecker

by jkduke

Thursday November 28th, 2002 11:56 AM

I've been using 1.2 for 24 hours and I already miss the Netscape spellchecker. Before I install the Mozilla 1.2 version, do I have to do anything to get rid of the Netscape speller?