The Word Services SDK 1.0.8 has been released and is available via the Web
Word Services allows any application to link to a speller, grammar checker
or other text service as if it is a built-in menu item. It is a public
protocol – no license fee or non-disclosure is required to use it.
Once a user has a service application, it may be shared among all their
Word Services client applications, so the user needs only one dictionary.
Also, the user can obtain services in various languages from several
vendors and add them to each Word Services client application.
It is used, for example, by Qualcomm’s Eudora Pro to link to Working
Software’s Spellswell 7.
The SDK includes the complete protocol specification, tutorial documents,
and the source code to Writeswell Jr., a simple Word Services word
processor. Also available from the Web page is the source to WSI
NewsWatcher, a version of NewsWatcher that allows you to spellcheck your
The updated SDK includes bug fixes to Writeswell Jr.’s scrolling, plus the
Spellswell Plus 2.1 Demo.
A list of client (word processor) and server (spelling and grammar
checker) applications is available at: