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Hello,

 

I did not know in which forum to post this and I think this is the closest.

 

I have a question about International Ispell. This is a free script which enables you to check for spelling errors. I am running MovableType script and would sure like spelling feature. In order this to work you need to know the path to International Ispell on the system.

I did not find it mentioned anywhere on this forum and on your pages. What I would like to know is whether you have it installed or if not, if there is a chance that you would install it? More info about this script can be found here: http://fmg-www.cs.ucla.edu/fmg-members/geo...off/ispell.html English and American dictionary are default and I am sure many users of MovableTpye would find it usefull.

 

Thank you for your info.

 

 

Best regards,

Peter

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If you want it, you would have to install it yourself. They provide a tar.gz file for you to download, and then upload to your TCH web site. Then simply use your CPanels' File Manager to unpack and install the tar.gz file.

 

One warning, though --- it looks like the latest version of ISpell is dated Aug-2001, or almost two years old. Does not look like there's much, if any, technical support for the product.

 

I suppose I'm impressed that they ported it to the Commodore Amiga. Are you sure this is something you want??? Who recommended it to you?

 

-kw

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Hello,

 

Thank you for your reply. I did not know that I can install it myself - I thought you'd need administrator rights to do it.

 

This program is needed by a plugin "Spelling" which can be run in MovableType. For those interested in this more info can be found at: http://mt-plugins.org/archives/entry/speling.php

It is a great utility for weblogs since you can correct spelling errors before publishing your entry without the need for any external software.

 

I will try and install it myself and see what happens.

 

Well, I am checking the readme file and I came to the following:

 

"Ispell is quite portable (thanks to many people). If you speak

American English and have a BSD-like system, you may be able to

get away with simply typing "make all" to make ispell and a

dictionary, all configured to be installed in /usr/local/*. If

you have a USG (System V) system (such as Linux, IRIX, or HP-UX),

you will at least have to copy "local.h.samp" to "local.h", then

add "#define USG" to local.h before compiling. Be sure you have

at least 10 MB of free space in /tmp, or set your TMPDIR

environment variable to point somewhere with that much space."

 

Can I do that? "make all" command I mean? Is this possible via Control Panel?

 

 

Thanks!

 

Best regards,

Peter

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Ooops --- the program is written in 'C' and they want you to "compile" the program. That's a whole different story! I would suggest dropping a help ticket to tCH support and askign if the ability to both compile and install a third party 'C' program is possible, Provide the same information as you did here.

 

-kw

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Hello,

 

I know about W.blogger - I tried it already but the problem is you can not use all the functionality of MovableType. Otherwise it is a great probgram but it also does not allow for users that post comments to check spelling.

 

kweilbacher,

 

I will post the support ticket and see what they say. I guess it would be a good additional feature also for other users of MovableTpye.

 

 

Best regards,

Peter

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Hello,

 

I just posted a support ticket but when I got that automated reply it says:

 

"Please be advised the help desk does not offer support for the following: HTML coding issues, 3rd party script installation or support, PHP coding support, Shopping Cart Software Support, Graphic Design Issues, or any non related server side issue."

 

This is actually not a 3rd party script - it is 3rd party software ... ok, we'll see - I will let you know whether I was lucky :)

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1. I understand, and I'm sure you can, too, that TCH cannot be in the business of providing support for 3rd party software programs opr scripts.

 

2. That's why I carefully worded my suggestion for you to ask the Help desk, and I quote:

.. ask if the ability to both compile and install a third party 'C' program is possible"

 

To my way of thinking that is a "server related question", and is quite different than asking som,ething like "how do I get ISpell installed on my TCH web site?".

 

So, as you said ... let's wait and see!

-kw

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