Spell checker for HTML and ASP.NET: multilanguage edition

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HTML / ASP.NET spell checker addin was updated with support for multiple languages. Spell checker is now able to detect lang attribute specified on elements, extracts ISO language and uses it to specify appropriate dictionary for the Office spell checking engine.

In order to be able to run spell check in multiple languages you may need to install Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools or an appropriate Office 2007 Language Pack. If you never used particular language dictionary in Word, you have to try it before it becomes available in the Spell Checker add-in. Many dictionaries are installed on demand and if particular language was never activated in Word, the disctionary may be still missing. Open Word, type something in the desired language and run Word spell checker at least once to make sure it works and dictionary is installed:

Also the following bugs were fixed:

1. Unable to make correction from context menu when there is only one error in the document.

2. Alt attribute is not specified as human-readable text in the rules.xml file

3. Spell checker should ignore all-uppercase strings

Download new version here: Setup.msi


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