Issue 29420

Summary: Ellipsis are not recognized as a punctuation mark in spellcheck
Product: Writer Reporter: mdunnerstick <mdunnerstick>
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Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P4 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.1.1Keywords: oooqa
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Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description mdunnerstick 2004-05-23 17:28:03 UTC
If you add a custom word to a dictionary, the it is no longer marked as
incorrectly spelled.  

You can add the following quotation marks to a custom word, and it will still be ok:
.
,
?
-
--
!

But... you can't add ellipsis....  When you add ellipsis--either three or
four--the word is marked as incorrect.

Screen shot included.

Thanks.

m
Comment 1 mdunnerstick 2004-05-23 17:28:33 UTC
Created attachment 15406 [details]
Ellipsis
Comment 2 mdunnerstick 2004-05-23 17:48:15 UTC
I notice that you may think this issue is related to issues where you use an
ellipsis to omit words from a quotation.  Or 

Modern punction allows all of the following:

This is an ellipsis...   <<<3 in a row, omitting full stop
This is an ellipsis....  <<<4 in a row, including full stop
This is an ellipsis . . .   <<<3 spaced out, omitting full stop
This is an ellipsis . . . .  <<<4 spaced out, including full stop
This is an ellipsis. . .   <<<3 spaced out, omitting full stop, w/o initial space
This is an ellipsis. . . .  <<<4 spaced out, including full stop, w/o inital space
This is an ellipsis... example.  << 3 in a row, followed by space
This is an ellipsis . . . example. <<3 spaced out evenly
This is an ellipsis . . . example. <<3 spaced out evenly, w/ initial space
This is an ellipsis [. . .] example. <<3 spaced out surrounded by brackets

Ellipsis (three dots) is also produced in mathematics mode using the control
sequences \ldots (for dots aligned with tbe baseline of text), and \cdots (for
dots aligned with the centreline of mathematical formulae). 

Most importantly though... in my opinion... is to first fix the three dots in a
row.  As a writer, I tend to use the is type of punctuation frequently. 
Microsoft Office allows that, because Modern English grammer allows it.  There
is no longer a rigid school of thought on the matter (similar to what happened
when people stopped automatically including the final comma after the word 'and'
in a list of items).

Thanks!

m
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2004-05-24 09:13:00 UTC
MRU->TL: A word which is added to a custom dictionary and then appaers in the
text followed by ..., will not be recognized as correctly spelled by the spellcheck.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-19 11:27:58 UTC
Related problems with spell check and Ellipsis:
Issue 4297 - Spell Check Includes Punctuation (such as ellipses) as Part of Words
Issue 21808 - Ellipses not recognized correctly
Issue 29420 - Ellipsis are not recognized as a punctuation mark in spellcheck
Issue 60810 - Spellcheck dialog has problem with word followed by an ellipsis

Regards
Andrew