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Spell Check does not work for TextArea

SA-27505

Summary



User has configured an icon to spell check the contents in a TextArea box.
If the spell checker setting in the browser is disabled, spell check does not work. However, when the browser spellcheck is enabled, the Pega spell check works. 

Error Messages



Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce



1.  Create a section with text area and configure the Spell Check icon and event. 
2.  Disable the spell Check in Browser setting. 
3.  Set the operator locale. 
4.  While clicking the spell check icon , highlighting of text area is happening, but spell check is not happening. 

Root Cause



This is an expected behavior.

Resolution



Here’s the explanation for the reported behavior: The old spellchecker uses the old yui library and is uses Internet Explorer(IE) API. It was never enhanced to work in non-IE browsers. PRPC TextArea still uses old spellchecker.

The new spellchecker is mostly based on JQuery however the component is built in house. New spell checker is supported only for RTE.

PRPC TextArea is not spell-checked by PRPC spell checker and hence requires the browser spell checking to be enabled.

Published September 1, 2016 - Updated September 12, 2016

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