Re: [code] [textadept] Textadept events

From: Richard Philips <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:26:04 +0200

Hallo Mitchell,

the current (working) interface is:

- double-click to check the validity of a word
- spell check a selection
- 'walk' from misspelled word to the next

Multiple languages are allowed (I need that for some of my files: they
contain translations.
It would be nice to have some assistance of the parser for that. My
solution is now very much specific)

Bad words are indeed marked with an indicator.

What I still have to do is spell checking while typing.
I think that connecting to `events.INDICATOR_CLICK` could be handy in
that situation.

Thank you for your suggestion,


On 09/30/2013 03:15 AM, Mitchell wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> On Tue, 17 Sep 2013, Richard Philips wrote:
>> Works perfectly.
>> Never in my whole live did I encounter such a fast response.
>> Welcome to Textadept I guess :-)
>> By the way,
>> I have now a functioning spell checker for Textadept.
>> It is based on:
>> - luajit (for its ffi capabilities)
>> - hunspell
>> There is no recompiling necessary: just installing the necessary lua
>> (and ffi) based files and everything works perfectly.
>> Dictionaries are those already on the system.
>> The only drawback is that I still have to DOUBLE_CLICK on the words
>> to get spelling information.
>> I try to come op with other schemes to use the spell checker.
>> Also adding new words to the dictionaries can be improved.
>> If everything is stabilized I write an entry in the wiki.
> I just thought of something: if you mark misspelled words with
> indicators, you can connect to an `events.INDICATOR_CLICK` event. This
> may eliminate the need for DOUBLE_CLICK.
> Cheers,
> Mitchell

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