Multilingual Spell Checking for Flash and Flex

We’re currently finishing off version 1.2 of the Spelling Plus Library, which includes a number of enhancements including:

  • various minor fixes and improvements, including resolving an issue with AIR context menus

  • improvements to the text highlighting engine

  • suggestions algorithm has been refactored to be slightly faster and more accurate

  • support for multiple languages using the roman character set

That last one is a big one, and one that we could use a little help with, if any multilingual folk have a bit of time to spare. Our office is hopelessly monolingual, and we are looking for some brave folk to spend 5 minutes or so just playing with the engine and seeing if it returns appropriate results. We’re currently testing French, Spanish, and German.

If you’re interested, either drop a comment below, or send us an email (use the contact link at the top of the page). Honestly, there’s no immediate incentive for doing it, but we’ll try to figure something out.

Grant Skinner

The "g" in gskinner. Also the "skinner".



  1. I’m French and I can spend some time on this!

  2. Gonzalo León April 29, 2008 at 10:40am

    Im Mexican and i can spend some time checking the spanish spelling.

  3. Riccardo Bartoli April 29, 2008 at 11:47am

    Hi Grant,

    I’m italian. If you will need my support for the italian language (if it will be released) drop me a mail.

  4. Hi Grant,

    I noticed that improvements were made to the highlight engine. We ran into some problems and wondered if they are fixed. In drawHighlight method uses rect1, rect2 and rect3 without always checking for null. I get actionscript errors when this happens.


  5. Hi, Grant!

    I’m Russian and I can help you!

  6. Peter,

    Yes, this has been resolved in this build.



  7. I’m dutch, if I can help let me know!

    Kind regards,

    Jankees van Woezik

  8. French and can help too!

  9. nico from Argentina, just drop an email if you need spanish check!

  10. If you still need german testers – I would love to have a look at the german version…

    Kind regards! Markus Raab

  11. Oscar Hungsberg May 1, 2008 at 12:24am

    hey Grant I’m from Venezuela. If you still need spanish check let me know.

  12. Hi…

    If you’ll need any testing on Polish character set

    just drop a line 🙂

  13. Drop me a line if you need some more people for French tests. 😉

    Best regards

  14. If you need any help with Dutch, let me know! I’ll even have more than 5 minutes to play and test it…

    🙂 Keep up the great work!!

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