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Help: Spellcheck database error

posts: 838 United Kingdom

OK - I've just found this as a known bug in the Tracker list - but is there a work around and/or some help about how to install a spellcheck dictionary??

I'm having problems when I tick the Spellcheck option in the wiki edit page.

tiki-editpage.php cannot find the table yourname.babl_words_en

I've just upgraded to 1.9.8 and I can't remember whether I had this problem before - I've got Spellchecking turned on in the Wiki prefs.

Is there something I can do to quickly correct this. Can I simply add the table using phpMyAdmin

posts: 3656 United States
The spellcheck table must be downloaded and installed separately — it is not included with the Tiki ZIP. Please see the doc page for details and download link.

posts: 838 United Kingdom

Thanks - that all worked fine - I simply used phpMyAdmin to upload the new table. I guess I should have been able to find that reference in the documentation but I must confess I'm finding it a bit of a challenge to find the right info in the right Tiki web site.

But having now played with the Spellcheck a bit I will probably switch it off as a feature since it seemed to find any capitalised word even when spelled correctly and there doesn't seem to be a way to add new/correct words to the dictionary. Am I still missing something?

Thanks again

posts: 43 United States

I've also seen the problem with the spellchecker where correct words are flagged because they begin with a capital letter and don't match a capitalized word in the dictionary database. The spellchecker's suggestions to replace such words are invariably proper (capitalized) nouns.

I've been searching tw.o, doc.tw.o, and dev.tw.o for clues as to a solution, with no luck so far. frown