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How to Check Spelling in Web Applications




Web apps are essential to business operations, communication, and client involvement in the modern digital age. But even small typos can have a detrimental effect on a website's user experience, legitimacy, and reputation. Including a spell check function in your online application might help to ensure its professionalism and quality. In this blog , we'll look at how to include Language Tool—a potent free proofreading tool—into your Selenium Java test automation framework to add spell check capability.


Why Does Spell Check Matter?

Before we get into the actual implementation, let's explore why spell check is necessary for web applications:


Improved User Experience: Spelling mistakes can cause consumers to get confused and irritated, which detracts from their entire experience.

Professionalism and Credibility: Spelling correctly enhances the professionalism and credibility of your brand.


SEO Benefits: Well-written and error-free content is given priority by search engines, which can raise the search ranking of your website.


During a recent LMS UI hackathon in my organization, I used a language tool to verify text spelling on a page. 


What is Language Tool?

Language Tool is an open-source proofreading program that supports grammar and spell checking in over 25 languages. It provides an HTTP-based API, allowing developers to incorporate its features into a variety of applications, including web browsers.


Setting Up LanguageTool Dependency

To integrate LanguageTool into your Selenium Java project, follow these steps:

  1. Add LanguageTool Dependency in your project's pom.xml file:

<dependency>

   <groupId>org.languagetool</groupId>

   <artifactId>language-en</artifactId>

   <version>6.4</version>

</dependency>



2.Implementing Spell Check in Selenium Java



When you want to perform a spell check on the entire page, retrieving the text content of the <body> tag is a common approach. This ensures that you're checking all visible content on the page, including text within paragraphs, headings, lists, and other HTML elements.

In Selenium Java, you can achieve this by finding the <body> element and then extracting its text content. Here's how you can do it

-Then Initialize Language Tool with American English.

-Once you have the pageText string, you can pass it to LanguageTool for spell checking.

-Handle and process the spell check results, providing recommendations for misspelled words.








Right click on this test class and Run As Java application.

This test will examine every word that appears on the webpage when it is executed. Also, make some recommendations.




Console Output:







Conclusion

By incorporating spell check capability from LanguageTool into your Selenium Java test automation framework, you can ensure that your online application meets high quality, professionalism, and user experience criteria. 


Thank you for reading. I hope you find this blog helpful.


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