Last Updated: 30 Jun 2020 08:30 by ADMIN
Imported User
Created on: 21 Jun 2013 18:12
Category: Kendo UI for jQuery
Type: Feature Request
Add spell check to Kendo UI editors
I'm resurrecting this on the suggestion of Todd Anglin.  An earlier request for this feature was declined because modern browsers include spell check.

However, there are many use cases where this is no use.  In my particular case I need:

   - Spell Check to work in IE8
   - Custom (and programmatically accessible) dictionaries
   - The ability to programmatically turn spell check on/off on a field by field basis
Posted on: 30 Jun 2020 08:30

Hi Tarang,

We don't have plans of adding a SpellChecker component to the jQuery, Angular and React suites. The reason for this is the fact that modern browsers have built-in spell check functionality.

I can understand your thoughts about the fact that the UI for ASP.NET AJAX has a stand-alone Spell component. What I can say is that the different suites are developed independently. In some of them, there could be components that are not available in others and vice versa. 

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Posted on: 23 Jun 2020 15:04
It becomes very difficult to decide technology if one functionality is provided with one product and it does not available in other product. Spell checker is available in Asp.Net Ajax versions but not for kendo ui.. It is so frustrating to convince client to present comparison for different products.
Posted on: 23 Jun 2020 15:01
we really need spell checker for kendo editor for all version - jQuery, Angular, React
Posted on: 13 Nov 2019 13:48
Below solution would not help in our case. we don't really like to integrate third party app in our secure servers as dat is protected.  Even if, Browser level setting is it could be helpful. and felt bad about this feature decline, spell check and grammer check is important.  also I don't think, it will be easy to implements inside kendo as it should work using heavy data rules.
Posted on: 17 Jan 2019 20:55

Hi everyone,

I know that this topic is closed, however, I'd like to provide here the link to already working solution that can be easily integrated with Kendo UI. Here is a link to the updated demo:

We have built a multi-language proofreading (check spelling and grammar) that combines few modes of proofreading. Depending on your needs you can proofread as you type or check the whole text in a separate dialog. Moreover, you can create you global dictionaries with custom terms and words specific for your company or domain. 

It provides support for all modern browsers and native mobile browsers.

Posted on: 20 Oct 2017 17:58
A spellCheck is necessary 
Posted on: 28 Apr 2017 15:07
Hi everyone, 

a third party vendor has provided a spell checker that integrates with Kendo UI -

Please let us know if this is something that you would like to see further facilitated from us. Thank you!
Posted on: 10 May 2016 14:05
Reason for closing request does not match our reason for asking. IE or other built in support not relevant. No browser based solution supports centralized custom dictionaries. Also native browser solutions may require Internet access (much like speech recognition) which our app does not have (firewalled off for security). What we actually did was use the RadSpell engine and expose it as an MVC JSON web service. Then sort of migrated RadSpell client to work jQuery/Ajax style from any page (not just ASP webforms) with only client side support. Not my programming specialty & still only took about 3 weeks to implement.
Posted on: 02 May 2016 18:38
Really want to know how many votes are needed to expedite a feature request. 
Posted on: 02 May 2016 18:37
Gave my 3 votes. It is quite important for our business to have Spell check in the Kendo editor we use.
Posted on: 19 Apr 2016 20:14
I'm afraid I have to side with Telerik on this one. While the feature would be welcomed, it might not be worth prioritizing over other features. I'm also betting that most of their customers have clients that are using newer browsers. 

Someone mentioned having users stuck on IE6... your clients live in a city with dirt roads and they aren't interested in paving them, yet you are trying to sell them on buying high end sport cars which doesn't make sense. You should be selling them vehicles that align with their interests which in this case sounds like covered wagons, but instead you're on the Ferrari user voice insisting they offer off road tires and getting pissed off that they don't think that makes sense for their product.

In conclusion I'd rather see Telerik spend effort on cutting edge features that make sense. I'm sure there is other frameworks out there that have aligned their interests with making legacy stuff priority #1.
Imported User
Posted on: 07 Oct 2015 13:09
I agree, internal and external customers use IE8 so a spell checker would be very beneficial

Posted on: 17 Aug 2015 22:45
I would like to know to have spell checker in kendo MVC.

Posted on: 10 Aug 2015 16:27
I'm also at a company with many users still using old browsers and no updates in sight.  This would be extremely beneficial
Imported User
Posted on: 16 Apr 2015 15:55
We are looking for spellcheck in kendo UI mobile  same like web control.
Telerik Admin
Posted on: 15 Apr 2015 10:00
I understand your concerns, Stuart. However, due to other high priority tasks in our pipeline for 2015 and beyond, at this juncture we cannot make a commitment about the implementation of a spell check component in Kendo UI/UI for ASP.NET MVC. Hopefully for now you can use other alternatives in combination with our products. 
Stuart Hemming
Posted on: 14 Apr 2015 21:47
Just how many votes will it take to sway the thinking at Telerik Towers on this issue?

We are writing MVC apps for 3 different UK banks all of whom are using old (read: dumb) versions of IE and none of them have plans to upgrade (In honesty, they'd still be using IE6 if it were an option) I can't believe that I am the only user with clients still married to this old tech. I know that all the sexy press is about clients using the cutting edge of everything, but please spare a thought for those of us with clients in the public sector, banking, healthcare and aerospace/defence where stuff like browser technology is years or worse behind the rest of
Telerik Admin
Posted on: 14 Apr 2015 16:56
For now we don't have immediate plans for implementation, if that's what you have in mind, Stuart.
Stuart Hemming
Posted on: 09 Apr 2015 17:21
You couldn't consider faster could you?
Telerik Admin
Posted on: 09 Apr 2015 13:43
This item is still under consideration, folks.
Stuart Hemming
Posted on: 18 Mar 2015 10:58
Just so you know, this decision has caused us to buy a number DevExpress licences rather than more Telerik ones. :-(
Stuart Hemming
Posted on: 23 Feb 2015 11:38
Again, we have a specialize dictionary in this industry AND we have clients using IE8. The current decision means our clients are twice disadvantaged.
Posted on: 17 Feb 2015 16:51
Accounting also has some specialized terminology. A spellCheck where we would add to the dictionary would be useful to us too.
Posted on: 06 Jun 2014 16:27
I am dissapointed that there is no MVC support for spell checking in the MVC editor helper control. It would be nice to be able to have a cutomizable local dictionary.
Posted on: 30 May 2014 12:47
This will be a great improvement - check spelling at least in English is out of the box functionality provided by the majority of Open Source Editors (TinyMCE, CKEditor etc)
Mac P
Posted on: 09 Sep 2013 23:21
If you are into medical software than some of the medical terms needs to be spell checked as well as store per user in custom dictionary files. So spell check is must. It is also not favorable in some scenario to send data to third party spell check service provided by browser due to security reasons.