Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Spell Check Includes Punctuation (such as ellipses) as Part of Words|
|Status:||CLOSED WONT_FIX||QA Contact:||issues@sw <issues>|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Unknown 2002-04-29 02:02:45 UTC
The spell checker in the word processor component of openoffice.org includes periods as part of words. For example, if I type: This is a sentence, and it has several words. then the word "words" will be marked as spelled incorrectly because of the period that follows it. The word "sentence," however, is marked as spelled correctly, even though it has a comma after it. Of course, one would expect neither words with periods after them nor words with commas after them to be marked spelled incorrectly. This occurs both with the on-the-fly spell check and the manual spellcheck.
Comment 1 Unknown 2002-05-13 01:57:29 UTC
I recently upgraded to OpenOffice.org 1.0. The problem with the periods has been fixed. However, in the following sentences: This is a test. Does it work? Hmm...it looks like it does. This is excitingÂ—it (somewhat) works! the spell-checker flags "Hmm...it" and "excitingÂ—it".
Comment 2 khendricks 2002-05-13 19:30:49 UTC
Hi, expect-it is incorrect and should be marked that way - shouldn't it. Also, shouldn't it be correctly written: Hmm ... it instead of Hmm...it I would have to check a book on punctuation to know for sure? Thanks, Kevin
Comment 3 Unknown 2002-05-13 21:43:14 UTC
I originally typed the phrase "exciting-it" as "exciting--it", and Openoffice.org properly changed the two hyphens into one dash (longer line). When I copied it, though, the dash looked the same as a hyphen. The following is from A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker. P7-d: The dash. When typing, use two hyphens to form a dash (--). Do not put spaces before or after the dash. Also... P7-g: The ellipsis mark The ellipsis mark consists of three spaced periods. Use an ellipsis mark to indicate that you have deleted material from an otherwise word-for-word quotation. Reuben reports that "when the amount of cholesterol circulating in the blood rises over . . . 300 milligrams per 100, the chances of a heart attack increase dramatically." [snip] The ellipsis mark may also be used to mark a hesitation or an interruption in speech or to suggest unfinished thoughts. Before falling into a coma, the victim whispered, "It was a man with a tattoo on his. . . ." [end quotes] The only difference between what I originally though and what this reference says is that the dots in the ellipsis need to be spaced. When typed, though, it looks like there is a space between the periods in the ellipsis...even the ellipsis character (Alt+0133 in Windows) looks the same as non-spaced periods. Therefore, I would recommend fixing both of these problems as originally stated. If these are not recognized as correct, the spell-checker should at least make the proper suggestion. For the ellipsis, I believe the three periods should automatically be changed into the ellipsis character (Alt+0133 as mentioned above)--I have filed issue 4810 regarding this enhancement.
Comment 4 khendricks 2002-05-13 23:31:07 UTC
Hi, The original bug as filed is fixed in OOo 1.0.0 The embedded dash issue has previously been reported and is being looked at as a separate issue. The ellipsis with spaces between the individual dots is properly handled. Please close this issue as fixed. Kevin
Comment 5 Unknown 2002-05-13 23:57:12 UTC
Well...how about if I use the ellipsis character? If I type: This is a sentence(Alt+0133)with an ellipsis. The sentence is perfectly valid, but the spellchecker flags it, and does not suggest anything to replace it. Even if the sentence were invalid, the spellchecker should at least suggest a correct version of the phrase, and not just present the user with no options at all. BTW, do you know the number of the dash issue?
Comment 6 khendricks 2002-06-04 14:56:22 UTC
taking ownership of this isse since it is lingucomponent related
Comment 7 khendricks 2002-06-04 14:59:42 UTC
The ellipsis character when properly separated from the preceding word by a space (which is what my English dictionary says is the correct way) works fine. The embedded dash issue is open elsewhere so resolving this one as "WONTFIX". The embedded dash issue is being fixed for the development tree in breakiterator.cxx. Thanks, Kevin
Comment 8 michael.bemmer 2003-03-11 18:11:33 UTC
As mentioned on the qa dev list on March 5th I will close all resolved duplicate issues. Please see this posting for details. First step in IssueZilla is unfortunately to set them to verified.
Comment 9 michael.bemmer 2003-03-11 18:11:53 UTC
As mentioned on the qa dev list on March 5th I will close all resolved <wontfix/duplicate/worksforme/invalid> issues. Please see this posting for details. First step in IssueZilla is unfortunately to set them to verified.
Comment 10 michael.bemmer 2003-03-11 18:19:01 UTC
As mentioned on the qa dev list on March 5th I will close all resolved <wontfix/duplicate/worksforme/invalid> issues. Please see this posting for details.