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RichTextEditor Spellcheck Throws Inappropriate Word Suggestions



The built in spellchecker in RichTextEditor throws non-standard spellings of words as suggestions for misspelled words. A correct spelling isn't listed until the fourth item on the list of suggestions. 

Error Messages


Steps to Reproduce

1. Open the OOTE Advanced RichTextEditor on UI Gallery
2. Type a few words Ex "attachements"
3. Click spellcheck icon on RTE
4. Click on the word "attachements" and notice the inappropriate word suggestions

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code/rules. The issue is with the SpellChecker properties data instance, and requires changes to the locale-specific instance (en_US in this case) of the SpellChecker Properties rule. The changes should be made to the SpellChecker properties instance for your locale. Changes to the SpellChecker properties instance for en_US locale are chown below: 


This issue is resolved through the following local change: make changes to the locale-specific instance(en_US in this case) of the SpellChecker Properties rule, as shown below: 

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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