CheckSpell
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CheckSpell is spellchecking service for Mac OS X. It just adds Polish, Czech, Lithuanian, Slovak and Ukrainian dictionaries to the systemwide spellchecking.

Warning! To prevent technical conflicts, and for the users convenience, this installer will automatically remove the alternative spelling checker called cocoAspell.

CheckSpell uses the same engine and dictionaries, as used by recent versions of the OpenOffice software package.
What's New
Version 1.4:
  • Now you can choose during installation dictionaries you want to install
  • Minor bugfixes
Version 1.3:
  • Loading of each dictionary is suspended until it is really used
  • Overall performance should be slightly better now
  • The memory footprint should be reduced significantly at runtime
  • The top level readme from the installation image will now have a translated name - however only a polish translation exists for now
Version 1.2:
  • Added support for Latvian language
  • Minor bugfixes
Version 1.4:
  • Now you can choose during installation dictionaries you want to install
  • Minor bugfixes
Version 1.3:
  • Loading of each dictionary is suspended until it is really used
  • Overall performance should be slightly better now
  • The memory footprint should be reduced significantly at runtime
  • The top level readme from the installation image will now have more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

*Previously available here



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CheckSpell User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+6

Kristijonas reviewed on 10 Mar 2012
Great app, works as expected. Download link provided by MU is not working anymore. But I have found that you can still download this app here: http://download.cnet.com/CheckSpell/3000-2351_4-187323.html
[Version 1.4]


burypromote
+2

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huski reviewed on 14 Nov 2008
Big big thanks for that. You are star :D
[Version 1.3]


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+39

LouKash reviewed on 29 Apr 2008
Výborně! Unlike cocoAspell which would never work for me, this one actually WORKS right away! Thanks!
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

+7

Dan reviewed on 28 Apr 2008
Excellent! Thanks for this! 5 stars...
[Version 1.3]


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G7 commented on 27 Apr 2008
It's a great system component, much better than cocoAspell (i.e. faster and compatible with more applications, including iWork).

However, it's sad we have to download and install it manually. Apple should have included it with OS X, because Polish is one of the officially supported languages in the system. Mac OS X 10.5 is localized in Polish, yet Apple did not supply *any* Polish spelling component with the system.
[Version 1.2]


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globetrotterdk commented on 07 Feb 2008
It is good to see developers step into the gaping hole left by Apple not adding spelling support for the languages that OS X is localized for. Many multi-linguists have been orphaned by Apple's (lack?) of policy in this area.

Unfortunately, it is unclear from the website if CheckSpell supports other OpenOffice.org dictionaries such as Indonesian, Latvian, etc (anyone understand Polish?). It would also be interesting to know if CheckSpell avoids having to restart the specific app when changing dictionary language, which plagues cocoAspell.
[Version 1.1]

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Heidi (developer) replied on 07 Feb 2008
CheckSpell can support other OO dictionaries if there is a need. Just let me know by mail (address is in the Read Me file).

And no, ChcecSpell does not require to restart application to change the dictionary.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


+15

P.g. rated on 04 Dec 2010

[Version 1.4]


Downloads:8,651
Version Downloads:5,715
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:29 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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CheckSpell is spellchecking service for Mac OS X. It just adds Polish, Czech, Lithuanian, Slovak and Ukrainian dictionaries to the systemwide spellchecking.

Warning! To prevent technical conflicts, and for the users convenience, this installer will automatically remove the alternative spelling checker called cocoAspell.

CheckSpell uses the same engine and dictionaries, as used by recent versions of the OpenOffice software package.


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