Issue 26467 - RFE: Provide option to exclude abbreviations, non-words from spellcheck
Summary: RFE: Provide option to exclude abbreviations, non-words from spellcheck
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: spell checking (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-03-15 02:51 UTC by superbiskit
Modified: 2013-02-24 20:43 UTC (History)
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Description superbiskit 2004-03-15 02:51:27 UTC
Informal, and even many formal, documents include abbreviations -- such as
"I.R.S." on a U.S.A. Tax spreadsheet.  Having these spellchecked seems pointless.

Request the classes of "words" that the user may opt to exclude from checking be
expanded by the inclusion of words with embedded punctuation (non-alpha
characters).  ALL-CAPS and FY2004 (numbers) are already options.
Comment 1 thomas.lange 2004-03-15 09:10:10 UTC
TL->BH: Seems to be a reasonable request.

But having such an option will also prevent abbreviations like "e.g.",
"i.e.",... from being spelled. Thus maybe one only wants to exclude those words
with embedded "." characters AND using capitalized only letters.
If this is what is wanted it looks to me as if the option that excludes
all-uppercase words from spelling should be extended to do so even if the word
includes "." characters.
Comment 2 stp 2005-08-18 12:01:09 UTC
The AutoCorrect file lists the accepted abbreviations in order to prevent first
following letter from being capitalized. The spellcheck routine could borrow
from this list and exclude listed abbrevations from spell checking and
spellcheck as you type (the red underline).
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:10:24 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".