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Keith Irwin

02 Dec, 2011 07:15 PM

I'd love for Marked to have a button/preference/something which checked spelling: just underlined the misspelled words in the preview.

I like to write some of my markdown documents in Emacs which doesn't support the OS X's native check-spelling-while-typing mode. There are ways to get this kind of thing in Emacs (flyspell-mode, installing various dictionaries via homebrew, hacking up .emacs, etc), but it's not much fun.

The reason I don't use something like Byword (native and allows highlighting misspelled words) is that in a programming context, I sometimes want to produce documents someone can page through with "less" or search with "grep". Giant long lines for each paragraph are a nuisance in that context.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 04 Dec, 2011 12:40 PM

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    It's your lucky day, I just added in After the Deadline support yesterday for the next release. Because the preview isn't a text field, I can't run the system spell checker on it. But AtD does an even better job, and the only drawback is that it requires an internet connection to function.

  2. 2 Posted by Keith Irwin on 04 Dec, 2011 05:58 PM

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    That's pretty neat! I got flyspell mode working in Emacs, and, well, it does work, but this will be much better.

    Now that I think about it, I bet having the spell-checking be part of the preview rather than the actual writing process is grist for the Distraction Free Writing theorists' mill.


  3. Brett closed this discussion on 07 Dec, 2011 06:44 PM.

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