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vB Spell :: Spell Checker in WYSIWYG and Standard Modes
Mod Version: 1.3, by Replicators (Member) Replicators is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (4 votes - 4.00 average) Installs: 63
Released: 31 May 2008 Last Update: 15 Jul 2008 Downloads: 1518
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Re-usable Code Translations  

What this does: vB Spell allows you to install a dictionary (English dictionary included) into your MysQL database, and provide a spell checking window that works in both of vB's editor modes, standard and WYSIWYG.

Background: This mod was originally developed by tamarian for vB 3.5.x. With the release of 3.6.x the installer stopped working for fresh installs and the template changes were considerably out of date, tamarian gave cynix2 permission to release a 3.6.x version with updates. I have now carried it over to 3.7.x and will support it to the best of my ability.
This version should work with 3.5.x, 3.6.x, and 3.7.x series.

Features:
  • Supports most recent versions of browsers. Firefox, Mozilla/Netsacpe, Opera and Konqueror (Konqueror implies Safari, but please confirm Mac folks). Currently does NOT work in IE 7, if anybody can look through the code and know of a way to fix the mod to work in IE, then please send me a pm.
  • Learn Feature uses cookies, so it won't increase the database size.
  • Admin panel options.
  • Spell Check button appears anywhere there is a WYSIWYG Enhanced or Standard Editor Toolbar [includes quickreply but not quickedit].
  • Skips quoted text and other tags (PHP, code, etc.).
  • Usergroup permisisons.
  • Template based interface, and uses your default style.
  • Link buttons (Thesarus and Lookup) with links to Merriam Webster's online thesarus and dictionary links with the suggestion for misspelled words.
Installation:
  • Unzip main package.
  • Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum home directory.
    Regular Install:
    • Unzip Dictionary.zip.
    • Upload DICTIONARY.DIC to your forum home directory.
    Alternate Install
    • Unzip Manual-SQL.zip or Split-SQL.zip.
    • Import the SQL files to your database.
  • Import product-vbspell37.xml.
  • Go to AdminCP > vBulletin Options > vB Spell and edit your usergroup permisisons.
  • Template changes are now automatic. [need tms]
Q: What is the Alternate Install method for?
A: If you are having problems with the Regular Install (such as your dictionary import freezes at x%) then you should consider using the Alternate Install. If neither of these methods work for you then there might be an issue with your server host.

Upgrading:
  • Unzip main package.
  • Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum home directory.
  • Import product-vbspell37.xml.
To make template editing less tedious i have made use of Andreas Template Modification System found here. If you install tms before applying this mod, all template edits will be done for you. If you do not want tms installed, then i have supplied easier to understand template editing instructions inside the mod zip file.

IMPORTANT: If you decide to use tms and have the templates be automatically installed, then you need to go into your styles and save the following templates.

editpost, newreply, newthread, album_pictureview, calendar_edit, visitormessage_editor, socialgroups_editor, USERCP_SHELL, SHOWTHREAD, postbit_quickedit, pm_newpm, picturecomment_form, and modifysignature

Just go into the templates and save it without making any changes for each skin. TMS will not edit any unmodified templates, so if any of them templates are already red, then they are already modified and you don't need to save them.

HISTORY:
1.1 - Added use of TMS to make template modification easier.
1.2 - Added tehtide's fix from here
1.3 - Made some changes in the product, and made manual template instructions a little less tedious, but there is no easy way of doing it unfortunantly. You will need to redo the template edits that go above </head>.

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Old 25 Sep 2008, 20:31
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Originally Posted by skendle View Post
Supports most recent versions of browsers. Tested on IE,

Why would you say that? You even admit it yourself, you hadn't tested it in IE. Did you test it in any other browser? Has anyone ever gotten this working in IE? Does anyone else even get suggestions to their misspelled words, even as simple as "tesst"...

I took "Tested in IE" to mean "Tested in IE" my mistake.
No need for the disrespect, obviously that line was copied from a earlier version of this mod, and obviously it was tested and did work, for IE 6! IE 7 does things differently though which ruins most html and php scripts which is why i recommend everyone to use firefox or netscape as IE 7 is crap.
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 01:54
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Originally Posted by Replicators View Post
No need for the disrespect, obviously that line was copied from a earlier version of this mod, and obviously it was tested and did work, for IE 6! IE 7 does things differently though which ruins most html and php scripts which is why i recommend everyone to use firefox or netscape as IE 7 is crap.
You know they stopped support of Netscape recently. They're sending everyone over to a browser called Flock. A browser name that inspired about a dozen obvious puns seconds after reading it.
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:02
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What about Safari? I tried this mod in Apple's Safari, which is the majority browser on the Mac platform and a strong third now on the Windows platform. It didn't work.

Everything was installed properly, including the tms template system. The spell check icon shows up, but when you click it, it does -- nothing!

So where do we go from here?

Peace,
Gene Steinberg
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 10:43
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Stopped working for me since the last forum update

I Get this at the top

var mispstr = "
Originally Posted by bah
blahblahblah
_|_"; var misps = Array();;
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Old 21 Dec 2008, 22:25
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The original still works fine for me so I'll just stick with that but I would like to know how I could get the spell check to show up in the quick reply box? I tried the edits from this mod but it didn't seem to fly.

Any ideas?????
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 11:50
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Could this be made with AJAX?

So the users don't have to click the check-button and get warnings/correction suggestions while they type.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 15:18
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This ever gonna be compatible with 3.8?
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Old 22 Jan 2009, 03:10
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Will someone update this for 3.8.0? I had an older version working (even in quick reply!), then tried to update some things and now I can't figure out how to get the damn thing to work again. It only works on newpost or newreply, I think.
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Old 23 Jan 2009, 05:10
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Originally Posted by Megatr0n View Post
This ever gonna be compatible with 3.8?
It works fine on my 3.8.0 board. After the update I found that most of the edits from the Manual Template Editing.txt were missing and once I did those all is well.
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Old 23 Jan 2009, 05:49
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Yeah, but my existing spellcheck button used to work, without having to install ieSpell. I didn't have to add another extra spell button in every template. What screwed me was thinking I should update to this version. I didn't know it wasn't the same as the last version, and I ran the xml file. It hasn't worked right since, even though I uninstalled it and installed the earlier version again. (Which had no manual template edits, except the one for quick edit, which I never did get to work. But at least it worked everywhere else!) What exactly did it do that made the earlier version stop working as completely as it used to? More importantly, what code in the templates that still do work is responsible for that? Maybe I can add it to the others and get them working again. If anyone has this working with the older version, with the iespell button, will you please post your templates?
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Old 29 Jan 2009, 23:28
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Just upgraded from 3.0 to 3.8, lost functionality of the old install of vbspell.. Still shows in my adminCP but no workie....

Does this version of vbspell work with 3.8?

Thanks in advance,
Wayne Sagar
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 00:50
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This version is nothing like the old version, which worked so well with the existing iespell button. This one requires you to install an extra button in all the templates listed. (That's what all that manual editing is about.) Too much of a PITA, IMO. And I don't want two spell check buttons...I just want the old one to work, as if iespell were installed, even if it's not installed. That's how it used to work.
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 02:22
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Hummn.... sounds a bit like it was in 3.0... I think I had to edit quite a few templates.. but I think it's less than six...

If it works, I'll install it, my users are used to it (me also) and it looks like iespell only works with... badabing... IE.. which, isn't necessairly, the only browser folks use these days..

Oh well.. Vbull guys, wish you'd simply add an option in the admin panel to enable this useful feature....

Wayne Sagar
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 03:08
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If you read above, the author claims it does not work with IE. It used to work with any browser in any form, except quick edit. I think someone needs to take a look at the old version and update it so it works like it used to. There were no manual template edits before (except one optional edit), since it worked with the existing button. Right now, I just went ahead and installed iespell and advised everyone else to do the same. Mozilla has their own spell check add ons, so they can get their own as far as I'm concerned. I'm not a fan of FF, and I don't cater to those who use it. Recently, one of my users was using FF3, and was having some weird problems with tables not appearing correctly. Nobody else was having any problems. She finally went back to FF2 and all returned to normal. All I will do is try to make the forum display correctly for those who use anything but IE. If they have any other random and/or isolated problems that can't be reproduced, then there's nothing I can do for them.

Yeah, I really don't understand why the most feature rich forum has to be hacked just to have a working spell check.
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 04:56
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Well, it's funny, if you google back a few years for posts from the dev's on this forum, (actually, on the dot com version) they give you a pretty good explanation of why they did not impliment spellcheck into vbull.. I think the key word was "server intensive"...

Well, times have changed, servers are pretty roubust, lots of folks can/do afford dedicated boxes for their boards, I've run the old 3.0 version, have had so many folks, that the server cut them off (like over 500 and I had not yet adjusted the limits) and no problmes whatsoever with vbspell...

Comon Vbull team, at least, give those of us who have robust servers that can deal with this, the option to use it, without trolling boards to find a "hack" to do what this board can do without any outside help!!!!!!!

You can do it!!!!!!!

Wayne Sagar
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