Handheld electronic device and method for performing optimized spell checking during text entry by providing a sequentially ordered series of spell-check algorithms

  • US 7,797,629 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2006
  • Issued: 09/14/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/05/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of enabling a spell-check operation on a text entry on a handheld electronic device having stored for execution thereon a number of sequentially ordered spell-check algorithms, the method comprising:

  • on the handheld electronic device, subjecting the text entry to a spell-check algorithm to obtain a resultant expression, and seeking for inclusion in a list any language object that is consistent with the resultant expression;

    repeating on the text entry said subjecting and said seeking as to a next sequentially ordered spell-check algorithm when the quantity of language objects in the list has not reached a predetermined quantity;

    ceasing said subjecting and said seeking as to further spell-check algorithms when the quantity of language objects in the list reaches the predetermined quantity;

    subjecting the text entry to at least a first spell-check algorithm related to character configuration;

    employing as the at least first spell-check algorithm related to character configuration at least a first spell-check algorithm related to ignoring at least one of capitalization and accenting; and

    subsequent to said subjecting the text entry to at least a first spell-check algorithm related to character configuration, and when the quantity of language objects in the list has not reached the predetermined quantity, subjecting the text entry to at least a first spell-check algorithm related to misspelling.

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