Issue 41669 - spellchecking of apostrophised words does not work properly
Summary: spellchecking of apostrophised words does not work properly
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: spell checking (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2005-01-31 05:41 UTC by gobnat
Modified: 2013-02-24 20:42 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description gobnat 2005-01-31 05:41:17 UTC
Spellchecking of apostrophised words works in some cases (apparently for "pure"
nouns) but not for many others (proper nouns and non-pure nouns such as gerunds).

I am thinking in terms of genitive case, but I guess this is also relevant to
abbreviations of is. 

Example:'s is marked as incorrect (although is accepted) as
is (eg) wandering's, but not writing's (perhaps writing is marked as a "pure"

Others marked as errors:
spit's ("We walked along the spit's length, looking out to sea.  'The spit's a
lovely place,' she said.")
walking's ("Walking's something I really enjoy.  One of walking's attractions is
the fresh air.")

It's not too hard to manufacture more of these.
Ironically, Microsoft's is not marked as an error.