Spellcheck

Please add spellcheck :grinning:

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Wouldn’t this be possible for a plugin to accomplish? Spellcheck can get really complex depending on the user. Might be better to support this with plugins, same as a code linter or other helpful tool.

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There’s a builtin spellchecker that can be used with the latest version of Electron

https://www.electronjs.org/docs/tutorial/spellchecker

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I’d say this definitely falls in the core of the app, since it has a native-interaction component to it. We could provide an API for plugins to override the suggestions though.

Electron does provide the spellchecker, but since we’re using CodeMirror, which doesn’t use content-editable, we actually need to hook up quite some code for the spellchecker to work in the editor.

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This might be trickier, but an integration with a service Grammarly would be awesome too, and would automatically take care of spellchecking.

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That’s firmly plugin territory I’d say.

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Just want to add my vote for spellcheck capability. I used to use aspell in vim. Seemed to work well. Don’t know if it still exists…

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As the wheel has already been invented, if at all possible, it would be nice to use 3rd party solutions such as Grammarly or LanguageTool.

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I prefer a system (ex Mac) spell checker. Don’t like Grammarly getting more and more content they look at (and misuse possibly). So system level spell checking, thx.

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I would definitely appreciate this, I often misspel when I’m freeflowing!

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This is a must-have for me. This is one of only 2 things holding me back from fully embracing Obsidian right now

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Also for me, this is crucial :wink:

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I would also kill for a spellchecker

up vote for this one! plug in or native it’s a must have for any writing app.

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I am well known as the King of Typos!

+1 Mac spell checker
+1 Grammarly

@kbrede, provided a bash script solution via Aspell here.

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System spellchecker has the added bonus of text expansion and replacement, at least on Mac.

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+1 For system spellcheck

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+1 for privacy.
I’m trying Obsidian because I can keep my info private in my computer, I don’t need/want another ‘app’ calling home.

Support 3rd party tools, like Grammarly, will be great.
+1 Grammarly

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+1 for system