Issue 19077 - autocorrect capitalisation fails in words with apostophes
Summary: autocorrect capitalisation fails in words with apostophes
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3
Hardware: PC All
: P4 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 22022 103943 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-04 19:20 UTC by ingenstans
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description ingenstans 2003-09-04 19:20:10 UTC
When the autocorrect feture is set to capitalise words at the start of a 
sentence, this fails if the word has an apostrophe in it.

Steps to repeat.
Turn on autocorrection "Capitalise first letter of ever sentence"
Type this: "a sentence ends. it's very frustrating"
Expected behaviour: "a sentence ends. It's very frustrating"
Actual behaviour: "a sentence ends. it's very frustrating"

Note that the autocorrection works perfectly well if you type insted: "a 
sentence ends. its most frustrating feature was ..."
That produces, as it should, "a sentence ends. Its most frustrating feature was"

I've placed this as P4 because it's only irritating. But it is irritating, and a 
clear failure to work as it should.
Comment 1 jack.warchold 2003-09-12 09:37:54 UTC
please do not set any issue to NEW before any QA member has confirmed 
. can not reproduce this with OOo1.1RC4

typed "a sentence ends. it's very ....
got   "a sentence ends. It's very ....

reassigned to jw
Comment 2 ingenstans 2003-09-12 11:00:39 UTC
Still broken on RC4 for me. I think the crusial factor is that I have
autocorrection set to replace single quotes with apostrophes. When I
do not, the capitalisation works as expected. 

But try it with smart quotes on. That fails every time.

Windows 2000 running with a UK English locale, and the autocorrect
character for apostrophe set to 0x2019, which is the default.
Comment 3 jack.warchold 2003-09-12 11:16:50 UTC
ok, now i can reproduce it.
reassigned to os
Comment 4 Oliver Specht 2003-09-12 11:39:05 UTC
Target changed to OOo 2.0
Comment 5 jack.warchold 2003-11-06 16:21:21 UTC
*** Issue 22022 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Martin Hollmichel 2004-05-28 14:54:53 UTC
according to the announcement on releases
( this issue
will be re-targeted to OOo Later.
Comment 7 stefan.baltzer 2009-03-30 16:24:26 UTC
Note that there are other issues concerning capitalisation and "special characters".
Beside this one, a quick query reveals these:
Issue 17449 (Auto capitalization broken if field comes first in new sentence)
Issue 28332 (Automatic First Word capitalization fails after quote.)
Issue 59720 (Autocapitalization fails after numbers and symbols)
Comment 8 ingenstans 2009-03-30 17:13:33 UTC
Wow! six years after I reported this bug and someone noticed it. 

I think the general form is that if the word on either side of the sentence
break contains a symbol such a smart quote, autocapitalisation will fail. eg, I
know it doesn't work if the preceding word ends with a smart double quote. 

I have not tried it it words with non-ascii characters. 
Comment 9 eric.savary 2009-08-02 16:17:27 UTC
*** Issue 103943 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:50 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 11 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:26:11 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".