Spellchecker recommendation

1
0
-1
We are in the early stages of creating a browser version of our client/server application via Appeon.  One of the things that Appeon does not like is our old Wintertree spellchecker.  Are there Appeon compatible spellcheckers out there that will work in both the client/server and browser environments?   I am looking for recommendations.  Thanks.
 
Jim

Question Tags: 

Answers

Chris Pollach answered Spellchecker recommendation

1
+1
-1

Hi Jim;

  I now have the latest version from Lew at WinterTree and have deployed it for PowerServer Web. Its almost working - but, I think that I need to tweak the code a bit in the demo App. As you can see from the screen cature below, the current version is 5.17.1 ....

Regards .... Chris

Chris Pollach answered Spellchecker recommendation

1
0
-1

Hi Jim;

       Well strange enough  ... as it turns out, the person who now owns WinterTree is an X-boss of mine (Lew Shepherdson) and a close neighbour of mine just down the road where I live. If you like, I can check with him and see if it is possible to adapt the WinterTree software for browser use.

Regards ... Chris

miguel@credica.co.uk's picture

Not a facebook fan, but please ... Can we get a Like button ?

LOL

Matt Balent's picture

You can 'upvote', sorta like a 'like'...

 

jim.gillett_32962's picture

Mike,

The simple answer is that it does not compile in Appeon.  I am not working with the Appeon piece and I am waiting for a more specific description from the guys that do.

Chris,

Our version of Wintertree is very old.  The dll is dated 1999.  Maybe the answer is to just buy the latest version?  At their web site they list many flavors of the spellchecker and it is a bit confusing to me.  A few days ago I submitted via "contact us" at their website explaining the problem and asking their advice.  No response yet.  If you can prod something out of them, that would be great. 

Beyond that, what are other folks doing for spellcheck that works for both PB and Appeon? 

Jim   

 

Chris Pollach's picture

Hi JIm;

   I am already in contact with Lew. Looks like they have some other variations as well that might work. I am investigating. I will ask Lew about the version of WinterTree for you as well.  For example .. they now have a JavaScript version.

Talk soon.

Regards ... Chris

Jim Gillett answered Spellchecker recommendation

1
0
-1

Mike,

The simple answer is that it does not compile in Appeon.  I am not working with the Appeon piece and I am waiting for a more specific description from the guys that do.

Chris,

Our version of Wintertree is very old.  The dll is dated 1999.  Maybe the answer is to just buy the latest version?  At their web site they list many flavors of the spellchecker and it is a bit confusing to me.  A few days ago I submitted via "contact us" at their website explaining the problem and asking their advice.  No response yet.  If you can prod something out of them, that would be great. 

Beyond that, what are other folks doing for spellcheck that works for both PB and Appeon? 

Jim   

Jim Gillett answered Spellchecker recommendation

1
0
-1

Mike and Chris,

I passed along the "did you specify that dll (and related files) to be downloaded in the appeon configuration?" to our Appeon guys and maybe it is a good point.  The spellchecker problem is from an Appeon build of a few months ago.  They are not prepared to attempt another build right now to give me the current status of this problem.  Let's put my question aside for now.  If needed, I will repost in the future when I have better info.  Thank you both for responding. 

Jim

mike@searer.com's picture

i did a quick look over on that dll and the options on how you can use it.   If you are using it with window handles, then it probably won't work (just a guess) with appeon web.  But if you just send in the text and get back the results then i believe it should work.  Just make sure you include that dll and any dictionary files you have in the config setup.  

As far as 'builds' go, you can simply deploy it to your testing server via file copy or ftp.  I deploy via ftp instead of using the build option as it is a lot faster to do iterations.