Issue 73316 - Spell check does not correctly handle hyphenated words (Australian English + other English languages)
Summary: Spell check does not correctly handle hyphenated words (Australian English + ...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 64400
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: stefan.baltzer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2007-01-10 01:21 UTC by kelvine
Modified: 2007-01-15 00:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description kelvine 2007-01-10 01:21:36 UTC
I maintain the Australian English dictionary files.

The Australian English dictionary file contains approximately 4,000 hyphenated 
word entries.

Recently as a result of this work I retested how handles 
hyphenated words and found it doesn't work as I expected.

For example, the term "bric-a-brac" is in the Australian English dictionary for, is in the Macquarie dictionary, and recognised correctly by 
Microsoft Word. It is not handled correctly in appears to check each word as being correct and ignores the 

In this case the words "bric" and "brac" are not valid Australian English words 
(as far as I know) and should not be added to the Australian English dictionary.

I would like to raise a request for hyphenated words to be handled correctly 
for Australian English.


Kelvin Eldridge
Comment 1 andypep 2007-01-10 08:37:11 UTC
The UK spell check suffers the same problem. For example, the word 
higgledy-piggledy is valid in UK English, but neither higgledy nor piggledy 
are. But the OOo spell check allows all three rather than only the combined 
hyphenated form.

It looks like French has a problem with bric-à-brac, too.

Andy Pepperdine.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-01-10 08:47:47 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 lohmaier 2007-01-15 00:14:30 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 64400 ***
Comment 4 lohmaier 2007-01-15 00:14:47 UTC
closing duplicate.