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CMFSpellCheck (6.4)

by Ihor Berehulyak last modified 2009-01-13
Released on 2008-02-29 by Andy Ferguson, Kapil Thangavelu, Toby Gustafson, Dorneles Tremea for Plone 3.0 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for UNIX-like.
Software development stage: beta
CMFSpellCheck is a document Spell checker for Plone/CMF sites on Unix

CMFSpellCheck is a Unix Plone utility to perform spell checking on Documents and other Content-types. It works with plain text and HTML

  • v0.6+ versions for Plone 2.1 using AT content
  • v.5.3 latest version for CMF and older Plone sites


  • spell check the body text of any valid content type
  • choose spelling tool and its switches
  • ZMI control of dictionary, language and encoding options of available spellers
  • spelling corrector with suggested words, showing mistake in context
  • change all / ignore all corrections
  • traditional plone dialogue in corrector form
  • supplementary wordlist available, maintained through ZMI
  • detects content types that cannot be checked even though they seem to be OK (usually where text content is pre-cooked)


  • Unix variant (not Windows or OS2 or other)
  • Plone 2.1+
  • CMFFormController (bundled with Plone)
  • Python 2.3.3+ recommended for pipes
  • A spell checker utility:

    Ispell works well under Unix variants; Aspell has some problems with its emulation of a pipe - CMFSpellCheck has been tested on Windows servers with aspell but has proved problematic on anything but small documents

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