Open Bug 1343551 Opened 5 years ago Updated 2 years ago
ISpell Checking Engine equivalent API
Currently there is no way to interact with the spell checker. We should have the abilities to list the installed and enabled dictionaries, turn on/off spell checking for the focused text field, switch to a dictionary/language and get/add/remove entries from the user's personal dictionary.
To be discussed at the WebExtensions Triage meeting on March 21. Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xM6iKOSGo9cDWw3ZA27PT-AVlx1Mvd79sxC6pYNhBqU/edit?usp=sharing
andym to verify priority.
Priority: -- → P5
Whiteboard: [design-decision-needed] → [design-decision-approved]
Seems reasonable, unless there's some widely used add-ons that currently do this.
Note that in bug 1303749 we are considering ideas like moving the spell checker backend to a background thread...
See Also: → 1303749
make sure that isn't designed in way that conficts with comment 4
Whiteboard: [design-decision-approved] → [design-decision-approved], triaged
I am interested in working on getting an auto correct feature added to the spell check functionality like there is in Google Chrome
Example of add-on that would use this: https://github.com/danielnaber/firefox-dict-switcher
It might also be worth exposing the suggest() method of mozISpellCheckingEngine in some fashion.
Bulk move of bugs per https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1483958
Component: Untriaged → General
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