Heard of a Global User Spell Check Dictionary?
June 7, 2010 8:24 PM Subscribe
Is there any program/script that can control all User Dictionaries on a machine? You know, when you're typing MetaFilter, and FF tells you it's spelled wrong. You can right-click, and "Add to Dictionary". No sweat. But what about all the other programs I have (Evernote, Thunderbird, Lotus Notes, Excel, Word, etc, etc, etc.). I'm looking for the One User Dictionary To Rule Them All.
posted by Viscouse to computers & internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There is no standard on the user dictionary file format. Which is stupid because it’s simply a list of words. Why not make a single, standard program that syncs all your user dictionaries. All it has to do is scan computer for programs & versions, get the dictionaries (automatically or user-located) and pull them. Combine all the words into 1 list, and then parse it back out into the correct formats. Advanced features could have automatic monitoring, or plugins that have oddball formats. Personally, I have 6 browsers, 2 email programs, Office, Sametime, Evernote, and a couple other programs that all have their own user dictionaries. They’re all on different machines, but with Dropbox support, that issue could go away. Were I a respectable coder I would do it myself. If somehow I’ve neglected to find something like this whilst searching for this solution, PLEASE let me know!