Issue 75244 - Switching languages is unintuitive
Summary: Switching languages is unintuitive
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 1034
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)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: stefan.baltzer
QA Contact: issues@lingucomponent
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Reported: 2007-03-08 23:59 UTC by pkal
Modified: 2013-02-24 20:43 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description pkal 2007-03-08 23:59:51 UTC
When using the spellcheck on a document written in a language that is not
default, it is impossible to switch the language in the spell checking window.
The drop-down list enables a user to change the language of the current word,
but not the whole document. It is frustrating trying to check the spelling in
such a case.

To change the language of the current document, the user have to change the
default (!) language, deeply in options (Options|Language
settings|Language|Default languages for documents). There is a check box on the
options window "For the current document only", but it is always checked and
grayed out, so it cannot be switched.
Comment 1 gjano 2007-03-09 07:04:59 UTC
It would be very nice, if there was a dropdown list in the toolbar to set the
language of a selection. Setting it in the Character (!) tab is unintuitive too. 
It could highlight the recently used languages as the font selection tool does.
This kind of quick language-switching could be very helpful for people writing
documents in multiple languages (eg. in the field of linguistics/humanities).
Comment 2 Olaf Felka 2007-03-09 08:50:02 UTC
@ sba: Please have a look.
Comment 3 dalo 2007-03-09 15:10:01 UTC
I confirm this behaviour ;-)
Language is a character formatting setting. Thus it could be logical to let the
people foremost change it trough the Styles & Formatting window: At the
'Default' character style.
At this point the character style default CANNOT be changed directly but only
via Tools > options > Language area ... and with the Basic Fonts area.
Comment 4 kpalagin 2007-03-11 20:54:06 UTC
Seems to be dup of
Resolving as such.

if 1034 is not what you want please reopen this issue. Otherwise please vote 
for 1034

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 1034 ***
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2007-07-16 12:44:05 UTC
SBA: Closing duplicate.