WebSpellChecker 4.9.2: End of Support Announcement for Old Browsers – Internet Explorer 8

WebSpellChecker 4.9.2: End of Support Announcement – Internet Explorer 8
WebSpellChecker 4.9.2: End of Support Announcement – Internet Explorer 8

Effective Date: August 21, 2017
Release 4.9.2+

Striving to provide a high-quality spell and grammar checking technology, and the best customer support services, from time to time we have to reconsider support of old browsers and platforms in order to target our time and efforts on features and capabilities that will bring the best value for our customers and their end users.

For more than a year after an official announcement from Microsoft about discontinuing support for older versions of Internet Explorer (8, 9, 10), we have been keeping on support of Internet Explorer 8+ for all our products. As a result, each time when adding a new feature or fixing an issue we were blocked and had to combat with a list of functionality restrictions set, the number of bugs and performance problems that occur in older versions of Internet Explorer browser in order to provide backward compatibility.

Moreover, running older versions of Internet Explorer may lead to potential security risks as without critical browser security updates, you and your users become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information.

Thus, with the release 4.9.2, we officially announce the end of Internet Explorer 8 support for SpellCheckAsYouType (SCAYT) and WebSpellChecker (Spell Check Dialog) products and all the integrations based on them.

By the end of 2017, we will also discontinue support for Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10.

Our strong recommendation is not to put your users at risk and stop supporting the legacy, insecure versions of Internet Explorer.

If you have further questions concerns regarding this announcement, please reach out to Customer Support at support@webspellchecker.net.

Sincerely,
WebSpellChecker Team

WebSpellChecker 4.9.2.1: Hot Fix Release: Spell Check Dialog Security Error

Date: August 15, 2017
Product: WebSpellChecker (Spell Check Dialog) for CKEditor

Recently we have encountered the issue in the WebSpellChecker (Spell Check Dialog) plugin for CKEditor in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). Enabled XSS filter option in IE11 blocked all the Spell Check Dialog requests and thrown the “internet explorer has modified to help prevent cross-site scripting” message.

Our team took the immediate actions and eliminated a potential security vulnerability problem. This fix is already available for both Server and Cloud customers.

Feel free to contact us at support@webspellchecker.net if any questions or comments.

WSC 4.9.2: Dictionaries Updates & SCAYT Compliance with Accessibility Standards!

WSC 4.9.2 – Dictionaries Updates and SCAYT Compliance with Accessibility Standards

Effective Date: August 7, 2017
Release 4.9.2

More than 200K new words in American English and Spanish Dictionaries

We are keeping improving the quality of spell checking for our users. With release 4.9.2 our American English and Spanish dictionaries have been enlarged with more than 200,000 modern words and terms.

Anytime your users are typing, editing and proofreading their texts in English or Spanish, all the new words added will not be reported as incorrect or misspelled. Moreover, corrections for detected errors are more accurate and comprehensive.

All our paid customers and their end-users may already benefit and enjoy the enhanced English and Spanish spell checking.

About 2.5K new terms in English Medical Dictionary

Each year modern technologies and researchers in the medical field boost the number of new medical terms that come into use.

Our team is keeping an eye on this evolving trend and trying to maintain the Medical word list up-to-date respectively. This time our English Medical Dictionary has been extended with more than 2,500 new medical terms.

SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls is Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Compliant!

Now our new SCAYT product is available for even wider range of users.

Compliance with Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standards makes it possible for people with disabilities perceive, understand, navigate, interact and contribute to the Web, and often improve usability for users in general.

There are four main principles that we kept in mind when implementing and verifying SCAYT compliance with worldwide Web Content Accessibility standards: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust.

Reach us at support@webspellchecker.net and check how you can evaluate and upgrade to the latest version of the WebSpellChecker application 4.9.2.

Sincerely,
WebSpellChecker Team

WebSpellChecker 4.9.1: Hot Portion of SCAYT Product Improvements!

WebSpellChecker Release 4.9.1 – SCAYT Product Improvements
WebSpellChecker Release 4.9.1 – SCAYT Product Improvements

Effective Date: June 29, 2017
Release 4.9.1

This summer is hot for our customers. Thanks to our team’s tremendous effort and devotion, the SpellCheckAsYouType (SCAYT) product evolves rapidly.

Keep an eye on the new changes and improvements introduced in SCAYT: explore and enjoy our new modern interface, benefit from the personal dictionary management functionality and be even more accurate with the grammar check as you type feature.

Check SCAYT demo and feel free to contacts us at info@webspellchecker.net for more information!

Sincerely,
WebSpellChecker Team

WebSpellChecker 4.9.0: English Grammar Checking in SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls

SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls with English Grammar Checking
SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls with English Grammar Checking

Effective Date: June 13, 2017
Release 4.9.0

Hooray! In addition to a bunch of the recent enhancements in SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls, this time we are introducing the English Grammar checking functionality. Now users of your web application can check both spelling and grammar mistakes while typing.

Evaluate and integrate our new SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls with English Grammar checking functionality to your web application!

Reach us at info@webspellchecker.net, we are looking forward to having your feedback!

WebSpellChecker Application for Slack!

One more astonishing announcement from our team. Now WebSpellChecker is available for Slack teams.

WebSpellChecker application for Slack
WebSpellChecker application for Slack

The WebSpellChecker application for Slack is a multi-language spell checking tool which will make your team’s communication even more effective. Your team will be more accurate and professional when chatting with colleges or customers.

Get started with WebSpellChecker for Slack for free and explore all its benefits:

  • Easy to get started. Just a few simple steps and you are all set
  • No manual proofreading. Everything you type is accurate and mistakes-free
  • 7 free languages for check spelling: English, Polish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish
  • Bilingual spell checking for mixed messages

Moreover, you can already find and install the WebSpellChecker application from Slack App Directory.

Reach us at info@webspellchecker.net to find out more about the WebSpellChecker application for Slack. Our team is here to help!

Announcement: Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese is not available in Free version

The WebSpellChecker team would like to draw your attention to the important announcement related to the languages support in the Free version of SCAYT/WSC services.

For quite a long time the Free SCAYT/WSC services have been provided with the full features set with almost no difference in comparison to the Paid services.

Now WebSpellChecker is forced to inform you that due to technical and business related reasons, the Portuguese languages are no longer supported and provided in the Free version of SCAYT/WSC services. The full list of languages, as well as the additional features and support, are available as a part of the Paid services.

Thus, we advise you to consider the migration to the paid services. We have extended the range of pricing plans for Cloud services which are aimed at businesses of different sizes and designed specially to address your needs and requirements.

For more details please reach us at info@webspellchecker.net. Our team will be happy to help and provide you with the additional information.

WebSpellChecker 4.8.9: New SCAYT for Rich Text Editors!

Effective Date: May 15, 2017
Release 4.8.9

WebSpellChecker team is keeping working hard and excited to announce our next release – 4.8.9. We continue improving our main product, SpellCheckAsYouType (SCAYT), not only with new features and other enhancements but also build new solutions based on it.

1. Custom SCAYT for Rich Text Editors

With this release we are happy to introduce a modern customizable solution for rich text editors with flexible integration – SCAYT for Rich Text Editors.

It is intended for advanced web developers who are seeking to add the spell check as you type functionality to rich text fields of a web-based system.

The Custom SCAYT for Rich Text Editors inherits all the current functionality of SCAYT and provides the extended API that allows web developers to integrate and customize SCAYT taking into account their needs and requirements. Moreover, now it’s possible to manage and configure the work of standard SCAYT modules (UI – Context Menu and Dialog, Drag&Drop, Undo/Redo, Clipboard – Copy&Past) by enabling/disabling them.

We are excited to share with you a demo of the existing integration of SCAYT for Rich Text Editors with Froala WYSIWYG Editor. Now SCAYT is built in by default with Froala Editor!

2. SCAYT plugin for CKEditor: Improved User Dictionary Management

The improved User Dictionary introduces a new interface for words management in the personal dictionary. Now SCAYT users are able not only to add new words to their dictionaries but also remove particular words and view the whole list of words saved in the dictionary. All this can be done from a simple interface of the “Dictionary” tab.

3. SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls:  Enhanced Functionality and User Interface

Back in February 2017 we announced the first stable release of SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls. We didn’t stop there and keep on improving our SCAYT. The next updates are included in this release:

  • Localized user interface for 27 languages (16 default and 11 additional languages)
  • Movable SCAYT dialog
  • Improved user interface and styles of the new SCAYT theme
  • Updated User Dictionary flow and the mechanism of marking misspelled words
  • Enhanced work of the SCAYT context menu on touch devices

Don’t miss the chance and evaluate the enhanced SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls in your web application.

Contact us at support@webspellchecker.net and request the latest version of the WebSpellChecker application.

WebSpellChecker 4.8.8: End of Support Announcement for Old Products and Platforms

Effective Date: April 5, 2017
Release 4.8.8

WebSpellChecker strives to provide the best-in-class spell checking products and services to meet our customer’s needs and fit modern requirements. As technology and business needs evolve, it has become necessary to end the development and support of certain old products. This will allow us to focus our development efforts on features and capabilities that will add the most customer value.

1. End of Support for SpellCheckAsYouType 2 (SCAYT 2):

SCAYT 2 Application
SCAYT 2 for Editable Controls
SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 3
SCAYT plugin for TinyMCE 3

SCAYT 2 is a very old version of the SpellCheckAsYouType product, all the development work including bug fixing, enhancements was stopped a while ago. Several years ago the WebSpellChecker team decided to develop a new version of the product which based on the modern technologies and approaches. Right now SCAYT 3 application and all the products and plugins based on it are stable and actively being developed and improved. New updates, features and bug fixing are announced in our each major release.

What is changing?

With 4.8.8 release, WebSpellChecker will no longer support SCAYT 2 product and all components based on it such as SCAYT 2 for Editable Controls, SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 3, SCAYT plugin for TinyMCE 3. All these components are no longer available in the standalone version of the WebSpellChecker application.

SCAYT 2 is still available as a part of Hosted/Cloud version, however, within next several months, it will be completely depreciated and not accessible. It will be recommended for all our customers to update their configurations and migrate to SCAYT 3.

What are our recommendations?

Our customers should use the latest versions of our products and up-to-date configurations to ensure future compatibility with the latest browsers and platforms and to have access to the latest features and updates delivered by WebSpellChecker.

We strongly recommend you to consider and schedule the migration from SCAYT 2 to SCAYT 3 product.

You can find the configuration instructions for SCAYT 3 on our demos here.

In case of any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us, our team will be happy to help.

2. Deprecated Platforms for WebSpellChecker 4.8.8:

Also, with the WebSpellChecker release 4.8.8, we discontinued support of certain old platforms and web servers for a standalone version of the WebSpellChecker application. The main reason for such a decision was the fact that these platforms and web servers are longer officially supported by their providers. Moreover, such a decision will help our team to focus their time and efforts to extend the supported range of platforms with newer ones.

Platforms:

Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional
Ubuntu Server with LTS 10.04 – 11.04
CentOS 5.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0

Web Servers:

Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1, 6.0
Apache HTTP Server 1.3, 2.0.

Please refer to the list of supported platforms and web/application servers in our latest system requirements for WebSpellChecker 4.8.8 and higher. Make sure you review them before the installing and configuring our latest versions.

If you have further questions concerns regarding this announcement, please reach out to Customer Support at support@webspellchecker.net.

WebSpellChecker 4.8.8.1: Hot Fix Release: Spell Check Dialog Performance

Date: April 19, 2017
Cloud/Hosted Version: WebSpellChecker (Spell Check Dialog)

Recently we have encountered the performance issue in the cloud version of the WebSpellChecker product – Spell Check Dialog. The immediate actions have been taken to eliminate the performance problem. The existing flow for “Suggest All” functionality was revisited and improved.

At the moment Spell Check Dialog product works properly and no performance problems are reported.

Feel free to contact us at support@webspellchecker.net if any questions or comments.