New Version of Squiggly Released

Adobe’s Linguistic Services Team (what a great name for a team) recently released a new version of Squiggly — a free spell checking engine for the Flash platform. This update includes the following features:

  • Support for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
  • Support for Hunspell (i.e. OpenOffice and Firefox) format dictionaries.
  • Ability to translate or customize context menu strings.
  • Bug fixes.

As platforms like OS X (which has built-in universal spell checking), and browsers like Firefox and Chrome become more popular, I think more and more people are expecting applications to have spell checking built-in. It’s great to see that Squiggly is providing a low-barrier solution.