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Install pspell on Windows

Notes on configuring aspell/pspell with Windows PHP

Created by: Lester Caine, Last modification: 21 Oct 2006 (16:13 UTC) by Lester Caine
Since the notes in the PHP manual seem a little lacking I though I'd include a note here on configuring the pspell functions in Windows PHP.

Download and Install ASpell Win32

It would be interesting to know if there is a later windows build of aspell, since this seems to be some 4 years old.
aspell win32
This gets iinstalled by running the installer, and puts the program in Program Files\Aspell\ by default. The aspell-15.dll needs copying to the windows execution path. The PHP directory is probably the tidiest place, but \system32 may be required. ( Need to check this now that I'm running )

Install a Dictionary / Dictionaries

Windows Dictionaries has a number of dictionaries for use with the package. I downloaded the English one, but need to check if I have British rather than American.
Running the dictionary installer copies all the files to the place that aspell was installed.

Enable the pspell extension

Getting the spelling right


needs adding to the php.ini directory to enable the package, and Apache needs restalling to pick it up.
This should give an single line entry in the phpinfo report for pspell that PSpell Support is enabled.

Test the installation

Copy the following code to a php page that you can run.

echo "Check Spelling Installation";
$pspell_link pspell_new("en");
if (
{ echo 
"This is a valid spelling"; }
{ echo 
"Sorry, wrong spelling"; }

This confirms that the GB spellings are being used by my setup. Change the en to your selected language, and use an appropriate test word in the pspell_check statement.

PHP Functions

This allows the access to pspell fuctions in PHP
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