[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #15268: Spellcheck in the visual editor

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#15268: Spellcheck in the visual editor
 Reporter:  azaozz        |       Owner:     
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  3.1
Component:  Editor        |     Version:  3.1
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:     
 Currently the spell check doesn't work in some browsers. As of TinyMCE 3.3
 there are three options for spell checking:

  * Use the browser's build-in spellchecker (all browsers except IE). A
 "check spelling" button is shown that attempts to toggle the browser's
 spell check. This toggle seems to work reliably only in Firefox for now,
 in the other browsers the spellcheck stays on.

  * For IE there's another TinyMCE plugin that uses the (free for personal
 use) [http://www.iespell.com/ ieSpell] if present or prompts the user to
 install it. It works pretty much like a build-in spellcheck.

  * The "old-style" spellchecker that connects to a php backend for the
 checking and can use either Google spell or pspell/aspell.

 We could use any combination of spellcheckers depending on the user's
 browser. If we go with the build-in spellcheckers and iespell, we can move
 the old-style spellchecker and its backend to a WordPress plugin for
 people that prefer it.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15268>
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