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A lightweight jQuery plugin that can check the spelling of text within a form field or DOM tree.

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jQuery Spellchecker

The jQuery Spellchecker is a free Javascript spellchecker in the form of a lightweight jQuery plugin that can be used to check the spelling of text within a form field or within a DOM tree. This is a complete rewrite of the initial spellchecker plugin I wrote.

The current version of the plugin is v0.2.4 Beta.


  • Unicode support (works with most languages)
  • HTML parsing (for using the spellchecker within WSYIWYG editors)
  • Text parsing (for using the spellchecker on form fields)
  • Multiple fields
  • Multiple PHP back-end drivers (Enchant, PSpell, Google)
  • Friendly API
  • Event based
  • MIT licensed
  • Actively developed

Browser support

The plugin has been tested and works with the following browsers:

  • IE6+ and latest Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera


  • jQuery
  • PHP5.3+ to use the default webservice




You can find simple usage examples in the downloadable package.


Testing is much appreciated. Please post any issue you find in the issue tracker.



This project would not be possible without the findAndReplaceDOMText function written by James Padolsey.


Licensed under the MIT license.

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