Release notes

View the up to date information of the product enhancements, bug fixes and new features added with each release.

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.5.4.1 Release Notes

This is a hot fix release for the issue that our Cloud clients encountered when using the global custom dictionary functionality.

  • [WP-3098]: Global custom dictionaries: All the available dictionaries are enabled for subscription regardless the language selected.

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.5.4 Release Notes

Enhancements

WProofreader v2.2.3806

The following options have been added:

NameTypeDefault ValueDescription
autoDestroybooleanfalseThe parameter turns on/off the auto-destroy functionality of a WEBSPELLCHECKER instance. By default, it is enabled for WProofreader initialized using ‘autoSearch’. It can be used to avoid monitoring the state of the instance and handling its destroy after removal of an editable container from the page.
ecVersionnumber2The parameter sets version of the application for HTML editable controls. The default value is ‘2’. Value ‘1’ stands for enabling the old version of the application which is kept for backward compatibility and exception case (like old versions of IE browser).
requestTokensCountnumber10The parameter sets number of tokens (sentences) per request.

The following options have been removed and no longer available:

NameTypeDefault ValueDescription
enableOnTouchDevicesbooleanfalseThe parameter enables WEBSPELLCHECKER support on the touch devices.
Note:  Now enabled by default and doesn’t require an extra options.
disableCachebooleanfalseThe parameter disables cache for storing the most popular correct and misspelled words with their suggestions. It is aimed at speeding up the proofreading process.
cacheSizenumber4000The parameter sets the max cache size that will be used for storing the most popular correct and misspelled words with their suggestions. It is aimed at speeding up the proofreading process.
requestWordsCountnumber100The parameter sets number of words per request.
requestSentencesCountnumber10The parameter sets number of sentences per request.

Breaking Changes

Check Command

Introduced a new approach to processing grammar and spell check requests. We switched to per-sentence proofreading rather than meaningless per-word check. Now in a single request in such products as WProofreader and SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 4, we send up to 10 tokens (sentences) using a new unified command check for checking text for spelling and grammar problems at the same time.

If you are using Web API, you can consider migrating to a new check command rather than using spelling and grammar checking commands separately. Check this Check Command guide which outlines the list of all available parameters and possible values, structure of request and its response. Along with that we added Overview of HTTP Response Status Codes that you can find helpful in case of errors.

Usage Limits for Cloud Services

The new approach resulted in almost 20-fold increase in the amount of text processed in comparison with the old approach. More information about this change is available in our blog post Major Cloud Services Upgrade: 20x and 10x Bigger Package Sizes For Our Paid and Free Users.

Bug Fixes

SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 4

  • [WP-3049]: SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 4: The text copied and pasted in CKEditor won’t be checked for errors
  • [WP-3034]: SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 4: XSS vulnerability: Grammar description with double quotes and <suggestion></suggestion> tag breaks menu in CKEditor 4

WebSpellChecker Cloud/Server 5.5.3 Release Notes

Enhancements

Installation Wizard and AppServer

  • Updated step with the SSL connection configuration in the installation wizard for Windows-based deployments. Added an extra option with an SSL certificate export from Windows Certificate Store. Now you have three options to configure SSL connection: (1) export SSL certificate from Windows Certificate Store; (2) specify a path to an SSL certificate file (*.pfx) in AppServerX.xml; (3) apply SSL certificate that is used by a web or Java application server.
  • Additional parameters have been added to AppServerX.xml configuration file to manage settings of SSL connection for both Windows and Linux-based deployments. Please check the list of all new parameters in the AppServer Parameters guide.

Bug Fixes

WProofreader v2.2.3717

  • [WP-2984]: WProofreader: Settings tab in the dialog are not localized to other languages
  • [WP-2984]: WProofreader: Disable WProofreader in ‘Code View’ in Froala Editor v3

AppServer

  • [WP-3012]: In the logs of AppServer (Main.log) there is a record ‘package version: unknown’

Languages

  • [WP-3014]: Language dictionaries: Remove ‘ddts’ word from the standard dictionary (American and British English)

WebSpellChecker Cloud/Server 5.5.2.2 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

WProofreader v2.2.3712

  • [WP-2926]: WProofreader: The bullet points outside of the correction popup box
  • [WP-3006]: WProofreader: autoDestroy functionality doesn’t work properly in IE 11 which results in ‘Unspecified errors’ in the console
  • [WP-2978]: WProofreader: Spinner in the badge is endlessly spinning after the dialog is closed

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.5.2.1 Release Notes

This is a hotfix release for the issue with the grammar checking option breaking the editor. 

In the previous release 5.5.2 we enabled the grammar checking option by default for all our paid customers. 

The issue was actual only for very old versions of CKEditor 4.4 and lower with SpellCheckAsYouType (SCAYT) plugin where the grammar feature wasn’t implemented.

WebSpellChecker Cloud/Server 5.5.2 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • Grammar checking option is enabled by default for WProofreader.
  • WProofreader version has been changed to v2.2.
  • Windows Installer. Updated “Configure Service SSL Certificate” in the Windows wizard. Add a checkbox that allows the client to skip this step and use the SSL certificate installed on your Web or Java Application Server. If selected, the connection with the service will be configured via the FastGCI protocol.

Bug Fixes

WProofreader

  • [WP-2950]: WProofreader: XSS vulnerability in the Dictionary tab
    [WP-2938]: WProofreader: Lost accessibility to the badge using ‘Tab’ and ‘Enter’
    GitHub #1: [CKEditor 4] WProofreader is active in source mode highlighting HTML tags [CKEditor 4]
  • GitHub #8: [CKEditor 5] Word correction doesn’t work after list item indentation
  • GitHub #7: [CKEditor 5] Crash after correcting a word
  • GitHub #10: [CKEditor 5] Modifier keys close WProofreader balloon
  • GitHub #12: [CKEditor 5] WProofreader balloon opens while dropdown is opened
  • GitHub #14: [CKEditor 5] Correcting a word doesn’t work well with markers
  • GitHub #17: [CKEditor 5] No need for a workaround to assign the editor instance to a HTMLElement

WebSpellChecker Cloud/Server 5.5.1.1 and 5.5.1.2 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • [WP-2888]: UserDictHost parameter renamed to UserDictServerAddress in AppServerX.xml 
  • Change the priority of the suggestions for spellings such as ‘hte’ and ‘teh with ‘the’.

Bug Fixes

  • [WP-2933]: WProofreader: getBoundingClientRect problem on the element which isn’t added to the document in IE11

WebSpellChecker Cloud/Server 5.5.1 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • The medical dictionary for Americal and Brishish English has been enlarged with 3,314 new medical terms.

WProofreader v2.1

  • Extended and improved WEBSPELLCHECKER.init() method for editable control creation. This method can be used for manual auto-start of WProofreader in any type of editable control including WYSIWYG editors.

Bug Fixes

  • [WP-2874]: WProofreader: Problem corrections are shown for all clicked problems
  • [WP-2823]: SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 4: scayt_elementsToIgnore CKEDITOR config’s parameter doesn’t work.

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.5.0 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • Updated grammar engine with the grammar rules for Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.
  • The Ukrainian language is added to the list of default languages and shipped with the standard package. Both spelling and grammar checking is available for Ukrainian. Check the demo with Ukrainian here.

Bug Fixes

WProofreader

  • [WP-2831]: WProofreader: After pressing ‘Ctrl+Z’ problem markup is not refreshed
  • [WP-2881]: WProofreader: Incorrect problem markup for CKEditor 5 with multi-cursor

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.4.4.0 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • [WP-2868]: Improved performance. Changed the default requestSentencesCount and requestWordsCount values to 10 and 100 accordingly. The maximum number of sentences per request has been increased to 10 and number of words per request changed from 10 to 100.

Bug Fixes

WProofreader

  • [WP-2829]: WProofreader: Problem underline is cut off by area of checking
  • [WP-2832]: WProofreader: Drag&drop doesn’t remove existing problems underlining 
  • [WP-2833]: Incomplete hover of the spelling problem of several words separated by a line break
  • [WP-2872]: WProofreader: Problem markup appears in wrong position in <textarea>
  • [WP-2288]: WProofreader: ‘Finish checking’ button is blocking the main functionality of ‘Proofread in a dialog’ mode
  • [WP-2837]: WProofreader: Sections separation lines on the Dictionary tab are missing in Internet Explorer

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.4.3.1 Release Notes

This is a hot fix release for the issue discovered in WProofreader when working with right to left languages.

Bug Fixes

WProofreader

  • [WP-2850, WP-2855]: WProofreader: Incorrect underlining of spelling and grammar problems when a rich text editor or HTML editable control for right to left languages (such as Arabic, Hebrew, etc.).