2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2011 2:26 PM by Rothrock

    dictionary in flash

    A.kameshwaran Level 1

      Hi

           I would like to know how can i have a dictionary spell check and word suggestion in my text area.

      Regards,

      Kameshwaran A

        • 1. Re: dictionary in flash
          Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          To make your own you basically need to acquire some reference data resource that you check each word against to see if it is in the resource. As for suggesting words, it is probably a matter of comparing the number of characters that match for different words, and could probably be a rather complex algorithm to have one that is worth anything..  You should search Google and see if you can find one already created that you can purchase... but use the term "spellchecker" instead of dictionary when you search.

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          • 2. Re: dictionary in flash
            Rothrock Level 5

            For AS2, I've used this in AS2 and it is pretty good. It has a few little things that were strange, but I think I got them worked out.

             

            http://activeden.net/item/flash-spell-checker/23953

             

            And it is pretty inexpensive.

             

            For AS3 there seem to be more options. Depending upon what you need to do with it the one from gSkinner (http://gskinner.com/products/spl/purchase.php) is probably really good. But a bit expensive.

             

            Or you could make your own. Search on Norvig spellcheck to get a good primer on the conceptual underpinnings.

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