WebSpellChecker App for Slack!

Are you looking for ways how to make your team communication in Slack even more productive and professional?

WebSpellChecker app for Slack accelerates team members confidence and accuracy when it comes to exchanging messages with colleagues or customers. As no pity spelling errors will go out while WebSpellChecker is enabled in your channels.

Watch our new video to learn how to enable and WebSpellChecker app for Slack: 

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WebSpellChecker 4.9.5: Are you using the right kind of English?

WebSpellChecker 4.9.5: Are you using the right kind of English?
WebSpellChecker 4.9.5: Are you using the right kind of English?

With WebSpellChecker 4.9.5, we have done our best to highlight the language differences of the American speaking regions and updated our Dictionaries accordingly.

The main differences are that the British English retains the spelling of words that come from other languages. The American English spelling tends to be simplified and pronunciation-based.

The Canadian spelling mostly aligns itself with the British version, but not always.

Here is an overview of some general rules which can be identified when considering Canadian, British, and American spelling.

ConstructionCanadianBritishAmerican
“-our” / “-or”
unstressed endings
colour
honour
flavour
colour
honour
flavour
color
honor
flavor
“-re” / “-er”
unstressed endings
centre
theatre
fibre
centre
theatre
fibre
center
theater
fiber
“-ce” / “-se”
some nouns endings
offence
defence
pretence
offence
defence
pretence
offense
defense
pretense
“-ise” / “-ize”
most verbs endings
organize
realize
recognize
organise
realise
recognise
organize
realize
recognize
“-yse” / “-yze”
most verbs endings
analyze
catalyze
paralyse
analyse
catalyse
paralyse
analyze
catalyze
paralyze
“oe” / “ae” / “e”
diphthongs
encyclopaedia
oestrogen
encyclopaedia
oestrogen
encyclopedia
estrogen
“-ell-“ / “-el-”
before most suffixes
traveller
counsellor
cancelled
traveller
counsellor
cancelled
traveler
counselor
canceled
Dropped “e”
after adding a suffix to a word ending in “e”
abridgementabridgementabridgment

Using the proper spelling for each country allows you to look more professional and helps to avoid confusion.

You can find an extended list of the most common American, British and Canadian English spellings differences on our website.

 

How to Configure Froala Editor and SpellCheckAsYouType Plugin

Are you having a hard time trying to get the SCAYT plugin work with Froala Editor in your application?

Check our new video “How to Configure Froala Editor and SpellCheckAsYouType Plugin“. It will guide you through all configurations steps and demonstrate how to enable a comprehensive spell checking tool in Froala Editor.

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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

WebSpellChecker: Happy Thanksgiving Day!
WebSpellChecker: Happy Thanksgiving Day!

In this time of gratitude, we want to express our thanks to all our customers and partners for being loyal and trusting us.

Happy Thanksgiving!
WebSpellChecker Team

WebSpellChecker 4.9.4: Over Three Million Words Extended Four Dictionaries!

WebSpellChecker Release 4.9.4: Over Three Million Words Extended Four Dictionaries
WebSpellChecker Release 4.9.4: Over Three Million Words Extended Four Dictionaries

Effective Date: November 7, 2017
Release 4.9.4

This autumn has brought one more astonishing update for all the WebSpellChecker customers.

Our team was working hard and stayed focused on improving the spell checking quality for another set of the default languages. We dream Big and make It happen.

Over three million new words enlarged the Canadian English, Dutch, Italian and Swedish dictionaries.

All the improvements introduced with 4.9.4 release are already available in the Cloud version. The Cloud WebSpellChecker subscribers don’t need to worry about the upgrades as we made it for you.

The upgrade of the Server version isn’t so complex as you might think at first. The WebSpellChecker support team is here to guide you through this process. Reach us at support@webspellchecker.net to find out how to get the upgrade to the most recent version.

Keep an eye on the new changes and improvements introduced in our next releases.

Kind Regards,
WebSpellChecker Team

WebSpellChecker 4.9.3: Accurate and Faster Proofreading. British English, French and German Dictionaries Updates.

WebSpellChecker 4.9.3: Accurate and Faster Proofreading. British English, French and German Dictionaries Updates.
WebSpellChecker 4.9.3: Accurate and Faster Proofreading. British English, French and German Dictionaries Updates.

Effective Date: October 11, 2017
Release 4.9.3

More than 240K new words augmented British English, French and German dictionaries

This time another set of dictionaries was in line for the update. With the release 4.9.3, the British English, French and German dictionaries have been augmented with more than 240,000 new modern words and terms.

Whenever we announce the dictionaries enhancements, be sure the accuracy of spell checking and relevance of the proposed corrections have become even better.

If British English, French or German is one of your default languages for spell checking, we strongly recommend you to consider the upgrade of the WebSpellChecker application on your servers to 4.9.3.

The Cloud version of the WebSpellChecker application is updated automatically. Thus, all the enhancements or fixes will be applied at once and you don’t need to worry about the upgrade.

SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls is Keyboard Operable

The keyboard accessibility is one of the most important aspects of web accessibility. We are striving to conform to the core principles of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Now all the SCAYT user interface components and navigation are easily operable and available from a keyboard.

Here some common keys used in keyboard operation of SCAYT:

  • Tab – move to the next link, element or button;
  • Shift+Tab – move to the previous link, element, or button;
  • Enter – activate the current link or button;
  • Space – check or uncheck a checkbox element;
  • Up/Down arrow keys – move between radio buttons;
  • Right/Left arrow keys – move between radio buttons;
  • Escape – close the current modal dialog or drop down menu and return focus to the element that spawned it.

 

20% Faster Text Processing and Correction

To improve the application performance might seem to be just a piece of cake. Our team also thought that it was so but eventually it took us about three months to make it work properly.

The latest load and performance testing results showed that now the WebSpellChecker application processes the same number of requests 20% faster than the previous version 4.9.2 and lower.

From the technical perspective to get the performance benefits we replaced the older Common Gateway Interface (CGI), an interface between the web page or browser and the web server that runs the application, with newer and faster – FastCGI. Unlike CGI, FastCGI allows managing multiple CGI requests within a single process without creating a separate process for each request.

More Accurate Proofreading with SCAYT

Just a teeny-tiny update in the default configuration improved SCAYT accuracy. Now it won’t miss three-letter words which might be misspelled.

Reach us at support@webspellchecker.net to find out more about the latest improvements and how to get the upgrade to version 4.9.3.

Kind Regards,
WebSpellChecker Team

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.