Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote in suggestions,
Azure Jane Lunatic

Revamp Spellcheck

Revamp Spellcheck

Short, concise description of the idea
LJ needs to be able to add words to their own spellchecker's dictionary.

Full description of the idea
LJ's much-beloved (hahaha) spellcheck system needs a massive back-end overhaul. Above and beyond the ability for a single user to add custom words to the dictionary, LJ themselves (or a carefully-selected group such as Support Volunteer Entries admins) should have the power to add words to the dictionary, as the current spell-check solution's dictionary is not under LJ's control. This revisits the following historical suggestion:

An ordered list of benefits
  • People using spell check and using such rare and difficult words as "LiveJournal" and "Obama" will no longer be baffled.
  • Happy users.
  • Dictionary that is not limited to words in common use during the Century of the Fruitbat.
  • People unable to use browser-side spellchecking will be happy.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • May require a whole lot of back-end work for small front-end benefit.
  • More difficult to maintain our own dictionary than have a third party do it for us.
  • Would require a new process for adding new words = more leaky canoes.
  • A whole lot of people use browser-side spellcheck anyway.
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