Issue 57505 - words that are parsed as 2 words are allowed in the dictionary
Summary: words that are parsed as 2 words are allowed in the dictionary
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: spell checking (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-11-08 09:49 UTC by nachumk
Modified: 2013-02-24 20:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description nachumk 2005-11-08 09:49:54 UTC
It shouldn't be possible to manually add words with hyphens or numbers or spaces
in them to the dictionaries. They will never get used in ooo. Either it
shouldn't allow it, or some sort of warning or error should come up. (If it does
allow it, then perhaps those words should be highlighted to signify that there
is something wrong with them.) An example word would be "pac-man". The hyphen
makes it into 2 words when being typed into Writer, so the pac brings up a red
line, and since pac isn't in the dictionary the word is considered to be mispelled.
Comment 1 hennes.rohling 2006-02-07 14:31:37 UTC
Comment 2 Oliver Specht 2006-02-07 14:54:43 UTC
Comment 3 ace_dent 2006-03-05 23:11:36 UTC
Confirmed with OOo 2.0.2RC3, Writer, WinXP.
- Typed 'Pacman'.
- Spell check; indicates 'Pacman' is wrong.
- In the spell check window, correct to 'Pac-man'.
- Add to dictionary. Ok.
- Run spell check again.
- Highlights 'Pac' as a mistake.

I'm not sure whether it is acceptable to just prevent adding a hyphenated word
to the dictionary- although this is easiest to implement. In some cases (such as
'Pac-man'), in semantic terms surely this counts as just one word.