Patent Number: 8,881,004

Title: Use of multiple data sources for spell check function, and associated handheld electronic device

Abstract: An improved spell check function and handheld electronic device provide a spell checking feature that is available in a plurality of data entry fields of a plurality of applications. A memory on the handheld electronic device has a plurality of linguistic data sources which are searched for linguistic data during a spell check operation. Generic linguistic data is stored in a static data source, and other linguistic data is stored in a dynamic data source. An identification of a misspelled text entry results in an editing session being automatically opened on the misspelled text entry. Proposed spell check interpretations of a text entry are output in a list, and an actuation of a <MENU> key further results in the outputting of a menu of selectable spell check options. At least some of the selectable spell check options are selectable either with a track ball or with a key of a keypad.

Inventors: Fux; Vadim (Waterloo, CA), White; Shannon Ralph (Waterloo, CA)

Assignee: BlackBerry Limited

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00