Issue 15753 - capitalization doesn't understand initial in Russain
Summary: capitalization doesn't understand initial in Russain
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Keywords: needhelp
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Reported: 2003-06-18 08:59 UTC by bigserpent
Modified: 2016-10-17 00:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description bigserpent 2003-06-18 08:59:21 UTC
I'd like to be able make OO to treat initials in Russian (maybe other languages
too) as initials without OO capitalizing next word via utocorrection. 

F.e. Rabtchevich A.V. Is typing... Is becomes catitalized.

I know, one can put "A.V." into the list of abbreviations by pressing Ctrl Z
( and

But this is not correct behaviour: why should one make exceptions to provide the
action, which must be treaten as a rool? Two subsequent capitals with dots
should be treaten as initials (f.e. MS Word acts in such a way). This can be
chosen by user with a checkbox.

To explain, why do I ask for such a behaviour, there can be a lot of possible
combinations of 2 Russian letters (29 possible letters for each of these two
positions). Should one enter all combinations he meets as an exception?
Comment 1 h.ilter 2003-07-04 14:28:27 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:14:22 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
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Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:54:47 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 4 Beverly Emmons 2016-09-29 21:59:26 UTC
I have reproduced the issue in both Russian and in English (USA). After typing an acronym and then typing the next word, pressing space automatically capitalizes the word following the acronym.

In addition, it appears that the writer does not honor the abbreviations list under tools -> Autocorrect -> Autocorrect options. Typing one of the accepted abbreviations (like acct. which is listed) and then typing another word and hitting the spacebar automatically capitalizes the following word. Ex: “Hello I am referencing my acct. And…” where the “a” in “and” was automatically capitalized.

Adding your own abbreviations to this list does not do any good, either, as the next word following the abbreviation is still auto-capitalized.

I am using OpenOffice Writer 4.1.2. Build information: AOO412m3(Build:9782)  -  Rev. 1709696
2015-10-21 09:36:46 (Wed, 21 Oct 2015) on MacOS 10.11.6 El Capitan.

The steps I followed are detailed below:

1. Opened a new Writer document. Went to Tools -> Language -> For all text -> More… and selected “Russian” for the Locale Setting (I did not change the UI setting from English as that was the only setting I have). Hit OK.

2. Began typing in the document. I typed the same sentence - “F.e. Rabtchevich A.V. Is typing…” and after F.e. and A.V., “Rabtchevich” and “is” ___ was automatically capitalized after hitting the spacebar.

3. Went under Tools -> Autocorrect -> Autocorrect options to look at the list of accepted abbreviations, where it specifies that using those abbreviations will result in no capitalization following the period.

4. I typed my own abbreviation (R.A.) into this box and hit “New”, which added it to the abbreviations list. Using both R.A. afterwards as well as a pre-populated abbreviation (like acct.) the behavior was unchanged. Autocapitalization still occurred to the word following the abbreviation.
Comment 5 Monika 2016-10-16 21:15:17 UTC
OpenOffice v.4.1.2 AOO412m3(Build:9782)  -  Rev. 1709696 2015-10-21 09:53:29 (Mi, 21 Okt 2015)
Windows 8 (No any SP)

Can reproduce the bug, with following steps:
1. Open a new Writer document.
2. Type: "Golec  M.A. is "
Captured Result: "Golec  M.A. Is " 
Expected: "is" was expected not to change into the "Is". 
Note: Issue was reproduced more than once. In other languages (Like Polish, English, ...). Other initials and words after - as well (Alike "Golec S.G. has" and "has" changed into "Has").

The abbreviations list (under tools -> Autocorrect -> Autocorrect options) - works as expected. 
Checked with 2 abbreviations - one existed in the system and one freshly added. Both are OK.
Comment 6 Keith N. McKenna 2016-10-17 00:06:19 UTC
I am Marking this confirmed based on the ports of Beverly and Monica.

Beverly and Monica please consider perusing the QA orientation page at and joining the QA team. This would allow you to mark bugs as confirmed and help contribute to the project.