Dictionary in OS X

Scott Morrow scott at elementarysoftware.com
Thu Mar 9 22:21:34 EST 2006

Jean-Baptiste LE STANG has written an AppleScript extension  <   
http://www.lestang.org/ >  that allows a link to Apple's OSX spell  
checking engine.  It can be used with Revolution to create a spell  
checker.  I have placed an example solution in the RevOnline User  
Space under username "Scott"  - or from the message box:

  go URL "http://elementarysoftware.com/rev_demos/spellcheck_demo.rev"

On Mar 8, 2006, at 11:24 AM, Gregory Lypny wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I had read somewhere that it is possible to access some built-in  
> Mac applications, such as Dictionary, directly from the command  
> line.  Now I was wondering whether it would also be possible to  
> access those applications through Revolution.  I'm doing research  
> that involves indexing all the words in big text files.  Of course,  
> using the xTalk definition of a word as any quoted string or string  
> separated by one or more spaces leaves me with many words that are  
> not words we use in the sense of dictionary words, things like  
> acronyms, and others that aren't relevant to me because they are  
> proper nouns, such as company or product names.  So I was hoping to  
> write a script that might check whether each of the words in my  
> index exists in the dictionary.
> Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
> 	Gregory

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