Issue 30530 - add possibility to accept apostrophe as first letter of a word
Summary: add possibility to accept apostrophe as first letter of a word
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: spell checking (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2004-06-21 21:35 UTC by lcn
Modified: 2013-02-24 20:42 UTC (History)
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Description lcn 2004-06-21 21:35:08 UTC
For Tahitian or maybe any others languages, the are words the begin with 
example : 'aito means champion ; 'amu means to eat...
(You can have a look on Tahitian words at

Words which begin with apostrophe seems to be accepted in MySpell files, and 
those words are proposed in OOo by the spellchecker.

But, when correcting, the OOo spellchecker doesn't include the apostrophe which 
start the word.

So, in OOo spellchecker, an option for include apostrophe as first letter of 
word would be a good thing.
This option could be extended to any symbols, and for the end of word (if 

PS : Maybe I didn't exploit all possibilities of the affix file of MySpell.
Comment 1 lcn 2004-08-04 21:14:48 UTC
A suggestion (but I'm not convinced with it) :
In Spellchek/Options, add an option for checking words which begin with an 
apostrophe (U+0027) (or any other symbol).

Nota : In hawaian language, some words also begins with apostrophe, but with
another glyphs of apostrophe (the official one seems U+02BB).‘okina,
Comment 2 dprina 2006-08-13 15:06:01 UTC
I know at least one Italian word that start with the apostrophe: 'ndrangheta
(note that ndrangheta is wrong)

If I insert this word into the dictionary, than 'ndrangheta e ndrangheta are
marked as wrong words.

If I insert the word ndrangheta in the dictionary, than 'ndrangheta e ndrangheta
are marked as correct words (this is the solution for the actual Italian

For sure in ancient Italian languages there are a lot of these words