WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.3.2 Release Notes


WProofreader v1.5

  • Change wavy red and green lines that underlines spelling and grammar errors accordingly to straight ones.

SCAYT Plugins for CKEditor 4

  • SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 4 is compatible with a new version of CKEditor 4.11.2.

Language Dictionaries

  • German language dictionary has been extended with over 600K new words.
  • Grammar support is added for Australian and New Zealand English, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Austrian languages.

Bug Fixes

  • [WP-2405] WProofreader: The suggestion box has wrong position in <iframe> on touch devices with zoom
  • [WP-2423] WProofreader: Elements are incorrectly positioned if one from the parents of main container is scrollable
  • [WP-2424] WProofreader: Empty space is underlined before a word with <a> link
  • [WP-2440] WProofreader: Grammar problems separated by a new line are processed incorrectly in <textarea> elements
  • [WP-2528] WProofreader: WordPress styles is broken when editing media
  • [WP-2441] wscbundle.js: Quotes with code #8217 shouldn’t be considered as separators & [WP-2541] SCAYT doesn’t ignore ‘Right single quotation mark U+2019’
  • [WP-2571] WProofreader: Incorrect position of badge button if the body has relative position and padding
  • [WP-2633] SCAYT plugin for CKEditor: Wrong formatting of a error message when service ID is invalid

Free Services

  • New banner ad is added in SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 4 which is running under the free services.
  • New banner ad is added in WSC Dialog plugin for CKEditor 4 which is running under the free services.

WebSpellChecker Cloud Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • [WP-2404] WProofreader:  WProofreader: Suggestion box has wrong position in <iframe> element with border width more than 0.
  • [WP-2564] WProofreader:  Incorrect getMaxZIndex related to HTML stacking context.
  • [WP-2565] Incorrect resize behavior and getCoordinatesFromRange functionality.

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.3.1 Release Notes


1. WebSpellChecker Proofreader v1.4

  • Support of as you type mode for editors based on a custom data model.WProofreader fully supports ‘as you type’ mode in a wide range of WYSIWYG editors with a custom data model and virtual DOM such as CKEditor5QuillTrixProseMirrorScribe.
  • Accessibility compliance updates. The green color that was used for check-boxes and radio-buttons in the Options and Languages settings tabs has been replaced with the contrast one. This is required to by WCAG 2.1 and Section 508 accessibility standards.

2. Global Custom Dictionary

  • Simplified global custom dictionary management. With the new mechanism in the Global Custom Dictionary functionality, there is no need to regenerate the activation key. The dictionary will be automatically enabled in 10-15 mins.
  • Enabled customDictionaryIds parameter. Once a dictionary is created, a unique dictionary ID is assigned to it. This IDs with  customDictionaryIds parameter can be used to implement more flexible approach in your app.

Bug Fixes

  • [WP-2556] The Slovenian (sl_SL) language doesn’t work.

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.3.0 Release Notes


1. WebSpellChecker Proofreader v1.3

1.1. Added new options for WProofreader management. Two new API options enableAutoSearchIn and disableAutoSearchIn are added to give more control over the autoSearch functionality.

  • enableAutoSearchIn parameter allows enabling the autoSearch mechanism only for elements with provided class, id, data attribute name or HTML element type.
        enableAutoSearchIn: ['.class', '#id', '[data-attribute]', 'textarea'],
  • disableAutoSearchIn parameter allows disabling the autoSearch mechanism by class, id, data attribute name, and HTML elements.
        disableAutoSearchIn: ['.class', '#id', '[data-attribute]', 'textarea'],

1.2. API documentation updates. API documentation is updated with the descriptions of the following parameters: autoSearch, enableAutoSearchIn, disableAutoSearchIn.

enableAutoSearchInInputs option is no longer supported as it was replaced by enableAutoSearchIn.

Bug Fixes

  • [WP-2380] WProofreader: Focused state is missing when using keyboard navigation between Options, Languages, Dictionary, About tabs.
  • [WP-2421] WProofreader: Incorrect area-label name for the opened state of the WProofreader Dialog icon.
  • [WP-2442] WProofreader: Incompatibility of WProofreader with Froala Editor. Incorrect behavior of getFocusableElements in component.js in place with querySelectorAll and passed array (convert array to string).
  • [WP-2426] WProofreader plugin for WordPress: Extra element appears on hovering a misspelled word when using WordPress (Admin).
  • [WP-2420] Personal User Dictionary: After removing a dictionary, the words are not underlined and considered as incorrect.
  • [WP-2450] Global Custom Dictionary:  Dictionary doesn’t work after its renaming. Words added to the dictionary are of no effect. 

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.2.2 Release Notes


1. WebSpellChecker Proofreader v1.2

1.1. Compliance with International Web Accessibility Standards (WCAG 2.1) & Keyboard Navigation

With this update in WebSpellChecker Proofreader 1.2, we have introduced a bunch of updates to meet the requirements of the international web accessibility standards from W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Specifically, we relied on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), including WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1.

Visit WSC Proofreader Keyboard Navigation to learn more about the keyboard navigation in WSC Proofreader.

1.2. Additional Notifications and Progress Indicators

  • Spinner. Spinner on the dialog panel that is aimed indicating the progress of proofreading. Once the proofreading process is completed, the spinner will disappear.
  • Save changes. We added an extra notification, warning you from leaving the dialog with changes unsaved (without clicking ‘Finish Checking‘). This is made to prevent accidental loss of your proofreading results.

2. Grammar engine is updated for 8 languages

As a part of this upgrade new and improved grammar rules for the next languages: CatalanDutchAmerican and British EnglishFrenchGermanPortugueseRussian, and Ukrainian.

Bug Fixes

  • [WP-2384] WSC Proofreader: <span> elements of Proofreader are saved to DB of WordPress&Other systems and after saving are displayed on front-end.

Deprecation Notes

With the release 5.2.2 we stopped support of old plugins and list of the integrations that were based on the older products.

SCAYT plugin for TinyMCE 4
WSC Dialog plugin for TinyMCE 4
WSC Dialog for HTML Editable Controls

However, instead we are offering much better and flexible integration with WSC Proofreader. It can be easily integrated with almost any WYSIWYG editor, including classic HTML editable elements.

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.2.1 Release Notes


1. WebSpellChecker Proofreader v1.1

1.1. ‘Maximize/Restore’ button in a dialog mode. 

1.2. Improved notifications on the UI when working with user dictionary to bring clarity to your users. Check our video to learn more about notifications and how to use personal user dictionary with WebSpellChecker Proofreader.

Grammar checking for 4 more languages is On

The grammar checking for UkrainianRussianCatalan, and Swiss German languages is now available in both Server and Cloud versions.

Bug Fixes

  • [WP-2384] WSC Proofreader: <span> elements of Proofreader are saved to DB of WordPress&Other systems and after saving are displayed on front-end.

WebSpellChecker Cloud 5.2.0 Release Notes


1. New UI of WebSpellChecker Proofreader

While providing you with the proofreading tools and services, we gradually implemented your suggestions on making the spell- and grammar checking more convenient. Still, there’s a limit of brushing up the old products. To make the tangible change, we decided to create a whole new solution, based on your and other customers’ ideas on how proofreading should be done in the modern Web. Today we are happy to introduce you the all-new Proofreader. We hope it will become just what your users and your development team lacked for their spell- and grammar checking needs.

The Change: All Proofreading Modes in One Place

From now on you don’t have to sacrifice one usage scenario in favor of the other. The Proofreader comprises the proofreading modes, which were previously available only in separate products. Now your app’s users can decide how they want their text proofread: be it correcting mistakes as they type, or hasteless proofreading of all the text at once in a separate dialog.

Installed Instantly

On the technical side the Proofreader is all about minimizing the manual integration work:

  • A single script for all fields. Whichever types of editable fields you have in your app, there’s just a single Proofreader script, to enable spell- and grammar checking in all of them at once. Even in CKEditor 5, which is currently lacking of the built-in way to proofread.

Here is a list of rich text editors and editors based on custom model where we have a chance to test our Proofreader: CKEditor 4.0+, CKEditor 5, Froala Editor, TinyMCE 4.0+, Kendo UI, Textbox.ioSummernote, Nicedit, Redactor, Quill, Trix, ProseMirror, Draft.js, Scribe.

There is wide list of other editors available, we haven’t test it everywhere. If you have an editor that is outside this list, it doesn’t mean that Proofreader won’t work there. We encourage you to try first and see if it works. In case you experience any troubles with the integration, reach us, and we will try to help.

  • Self-sustaining proofreading. Whenever you need to add new editable fields in your app, the Auto-search functionality of the new Proofreader will detect them and enable the proofreading automatically.

Please visit Get Started with Server WSC Proofreader (autoSearch) and Get Started with Cloud WebSpellChecker Proofreader (autoSearch) for guidance accordingly.

Looks Fresh, Feels Smooth

Somehow it feels better to work with good-looking tools. Just remember how jotting the first words in a new crispy notebook feels. When designing the new Proofreader we wanted to make checking spelling and grammar clean and comfortable, thus making it play for your app’s overall interaction experience. Here are the core UI changes:

  • The suggestion box is simplified. We’ve hidden rarely-used toggles and switches leaving only the primary task of choosing the correct words in the plain site.
  • Hover for suggestions. No clicking necessary. Spelling and grammar suggestions for marked words appear on mouseover. A subtle tactile change, making proofreading feel even more effortless.
  • Tuning up became easier. All the necessary settings are now always at hand under the neat badge in the bottom right corner. 

Simple, but Not Plain

As easy as it looks the Proofreader is powered by the mighty WebSpellChecker proofreading engine, providing spell checking in 16 default and 152 additional languages, and grammar checking in 14 out of 16 default languages in all modern browsers.

2. New API Options for ‘autoSeach’

We added two new API options that give more control over the autoSearch functionality of WebSpellChecker Proofreader. By default, Proofreader with the enabled ‘autoSearch’ option will be enabled in all supported editable fields on the page. However, we understand that this might be inconvenient, as there might not be a need to check some types of editable fields. Now you can choose where you want disable Proofreader.


You can disable Proofreader in any type of editable field by class, id, data attribute and elements.

disableAutoSearchIn: ['.class', '#id', '[data-attribute]', 'textarea'],


We decided to disable Proofreader auto-enabling in the HTML <input> element by default. However, you may change this behavior and allow Proofreader checking in <input>.

enableAutoSearchInInputs: true,

3. New Terms in Medical Dictionary

We enlarged both American and British Medical dictionaries with 550 new terms. Visit a demo page with Medical dictionary to evaluate its quality.