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ID: 24163, RapidSpell Desktop Java

by Dan Wright Email: Anonymous

Add dialog and as-you-type spell checking to any GUI/nonGUI textual Java application (email, word processor etc) with a couple of lines of code.
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Add dialog and as-you-type spell checking to any GUI/nonGUI textual Java application (email, word processor etc) with a couple of lines of code. Can also be used on servers to provide spell checking functionality. A clean API and no native code mean a rapid and simple implementation task. Uses, combined or separate customisable 140,000 word U.S. & U.K. dictionaries (and user dictionary), multi-threaded GUI and a powerful suggestion engine. Australian and Canadian English dictionaries are included.


RapidSpell provides 3 Swing Beans to add checking functionality to your Swing GUI or non GUI (eg; console/server) applications.

The RapidSpellGUI Bean provides all the usual features, add, change, change all, ignore, ignore all, and smart suggestions. It interactively checks ANY JTextComponent derived component such as JEditorPane, JTextPane, JTextArea and JTextField< - checks selections, whole documents with wrap at end, highlights errors, accepts manual corrections, allows user to edit main document during spell check and also supports a user dictionary.

The RapidSpellAsYouType Bean provides as-you-type checking with full in-document highlighting in any JTextComponent derived component. RapidSpellAsYouType highlights errors as they are typed/pasted/edited, providing suggestions in a right-click context menu.

The nonGUI Bean provides core spell checker functionality suitable for deep integration, user interface rewrites or console applications. It has been clocked at 50,000 words/sec on a basic 1GHz PC. The main dictionary may be customized or created from scratch with our free Dict Manager tool.

RapidSpell has built-in multi-lingual support, offering the GUI in several languages.


Written to JDK1.2.2 specification, will work with future versions. The API was carefully designed to provide for easy customisation of the GUI by simply extending its class and overriding the design method (an example of this is included). The GUI is 99% customisable, taking your look & feel with out constraint, supporting your icons etc.
The Beans are loadable into any IDE or RAD tool that supports JavaBeans.
The non GUI Bean provides core functionality and ease of use - you pass the text you want checked and then iterate through each misspelt word finding suggestions and correcting as you go. You have access to the corrected text at any time.

Improvements in v2.2

RapidSpellGUIDialog class added, extends JDialog instead of JFrame like RapidSpellGUI
New memory optimization properties added
Improved as you type performance in large documents
It is now possible to customize the popup suggestions menu, and to control underline painting
Improved suggestions for short (2 or 3 letter) words
XML/HTML support added to RapidSpellAsYouType
Improvements in v2.1

As-you-type checking added
Dictionary updates
Improved multiple text box checking
Improvements in v2

Customizable dictionaries
XML/HTML friendly
Multilingual UI text for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
2 suggestions engines ('sounds like' and 'hashing')
Huge improvements in dictionary load speed, document checking and suggestions speed
More behaviour customisation
Improved dictionaries

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