Script Summary: wiksort is a script that sorts unique words in a Wikipedia article to a separate browser page. All words over six characters are alphabetically listed in an text box of the new page, followed by the usage count. v2.0 works with https and automatically focuses on the word list
wiksort is a script that sorts unique words in a Wikipedia article to a separate browser page. All words over six characters are alphabetically listed in a text box of the new page as a single entry, followed by the usage count.
wiksort works quite well with the Firefox browser because Firefox's built-in spell checker can help one quickly locate misspelled words and inconsistent spelling within the word list. I find the alphabetically sorted word list very useful in rooting out typographical errors, although one should always double-check that a possible misspelling or variation is really incorrect in the article's context.
Once installed, the script will add a link titled "Sort words" to either the ''toolbox'' section (default MonoBook skin) or the ''Edit'' section (Cologne Blue skin). Click on the "Sort words" link to generate a page with the sorted word list. After a short delay while the page is processed, the page will either display in a new tab or a separate browser window, depending on the user-selected browser options.
You must enable popups for the Wikipedia site, because the new generated page is considered a popup. (Since Wikipedia doesn't use advertising popups, this permission should not be too onerous.)
Version 2.0 works with https and automatically focuses on the word list so you don't have to manually click to highlight any misspelled words.
If you find a bug, or new features are desired you may contact me on my support blog to request changes or enhancements. Thanks.