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Spellchecker quirk in v 2.03
« on: March 06, 2010, 04:28:25 PM »
Hi Jon.  I have loaded a couple of bogus misspelled words into an unedited article and am finding that the updated spellcheck finds them (or not) seemingly randomly.

Here's an example.  These are my "mispells" -

eldfkjjfdaslj (in article once)

asdflkj (in article twice, separated by 2 paragraphs)

I position my cursor at the top of the article and click the spellcheck. Here are my results:

1. Finds "eldfkjjfdaslj"
2. I click the spellchecker arrow button, and I get the prompt "End of article reached. Continue checking from the beginning?"
3. I click the "No" button, then it finds the first instance of "asdflkj"
4. I click the spellchecker arrow button, and I get the prompt "End of article reached. Continue checking from the beginning?"
5. I click "No" again, and the prompt box goes away, but nothing else happens (i.e. the word "asdflkj" still remains highlighted with alternative spelling options)
6. I click the spellchecker arrow button, and I get the prompt "End of article reached. Continue checking from the beginning?"
7. I can repeat steps 6 & 7 endlessly...

There are other patterns of the spellchecker not working properly, but the above makes the point.  (For example, sometimes I can reposition my cursor at the top of the article again, click the spellcheck button, and I simply get "No spelling errors found."

Thanks!

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Re: Spellchecker quirk in v 2.03
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 08:14:43 PM »
I can't duplicate this.  Can provide an example article that's actually causing the problem?

Re: Spellchecker quirk in v 2.03
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 09:10:13 PM »
Hi Jon.  I just pulled the following randomly out of ezinearticles and embedded some other bogus "words" (highlighted below).

After the article, I'll let you know my results using spellchecker.

Here it is:

Traveling with babies and small children has always been something that people have had to do whether it was for necessity or for a nice vacation. If you travel in your car you have the convenience of stopping when you need to and if the child has a total fit and starts screaming and yelling the only people that it bothers are you.

Traveling by airplane, however, is a whole another story and one that stresses many parents of young children out. There are certain things to be sure to have with you including food and bottles as well as entertainment for older kids which may require you to have a iPod screen replacement or iPad repair before your trip.

If you plan ahead for all of the situations that may arise and you follow some of these helpful tips, your airplane travel should be smooth and uneventful. When traveling with a small baby, the timing of the flight is very important. Try to schedule your flight to take off around a feeding time and nap time like the noon meal.

dfjasdl

One of the biggest problems with babies is the change in pressure on their ears on take off and landing so if you can feed them a bottle or nurse them during those times, they will not suffer. The ideal is to feed them on takeoff and then have them take their nap during the flight following that feeding. If they are not hungry, try to have them take a pacifier to relieve their ears.

gdflg

When traveling with toddlers, the timing of the flight is also very important as this is the age group that can not sit still for very long. If a bedtime or naptime flight is not an option, there are some good ways to occupy your toddler. First, give them as much exercise in the airport terminal before the flight as you can.

qwerourouo

The more physical exercise they get beforehand, the better. Also, board the plane last not first like many people do. The less time you have to contain an energetic two years old child in his seat, the better.

qwerourouo

Buy some new toys to periodically bring out during the flight that will engage them and always have plenty of snacks and drinks for them too in case there is a delay.

qwerourouo


qwerourouo



Ok, when I ran spellchecker, it did find some questionable spellings with real words in the article, but it completely missed every instance of my bogus words, giving me a "No spelling errors" box when complete.  Then when I click "Ok" on the "No spelling errors" box, it then finds the third instance of "qwerourouo", but not the first, second or fourth instance of that fake word when I click the spellcheck arrow button.

And it never finds the other two bogus words, "gdflg" or "dfjasdl".

For the most part, the spellcheck finds both "iPod" and "iPad" in the article, presenting me with alternatives. However, sometimes it only finds iPod but not iPad.

Perhaps my bogus "words" are so far off of anything real that the spellcheck program doesn't know what to do with them?

My bottom line (so far) is that the results vary each time I run spellcheck on the exact same article.  In other words, as I reported above in my original tests several hours ago, the words the spellchecker pauses on, the prompts I get ("End of article reached. Continue checking from the beginning?"  and   "No spelling errors found."), what happen once I click "Yes", "No", "Cancel" or the upper right "X" to close one of those boxes all happen without any predictable pattern.

I have shut down TBS and restarted it just to ensure it's nothing quirky with the load of the program.

I will reboot and try again on Sunday or Monday to see if perhaps it's my laptop (in case you still cannot reproduce my results).

Thank you.

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Re: Spellchecker quirk in v 2.03
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 10:04:50 AM »
Very odd.  I just ran spellcheck on that article and it found every instance of the misspelled words (including iPad and iPod) and gave me options to fix it.

When I reran spellcheck with the cursor in the middle of the article after doing the first spellcheck, it also worked as expected.

I'm scratching my head on this one!

Re: Spellchecker quirk in v 2.03
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 11:52:42 AM »
Hi Jon.  Well I have since rebooted today and tried the TBS spellchecker with the same article we've both previously tested on.  Today, my results are very positive.  The spellchecker seems to function as you designed it.

So I have to assume the wierdness was on my end.  If I run into it again (and I don't see any other similar feedback in the forum), I just lean on some other means to check spelling.  I definitely don't want to be wasting your time.

Thanks for taking the time to test!

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Re: Spellchecker quirk in v 2.03
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 12:29:26 PM »
Sure thing!