Issue 93747 - Spellcheck: quotes with brackets
Summary: Spellcheck: quotes with brackets
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-09-11 06:08 UTC by nicklevinson
Modified: 2014-03-15 19:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-beta
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Description nicklevinson 2008-09-11 06:08:58 UTC
Spellchecks of quotations present special problems, such as the internal
bracketing of edits to ensure accuracy.

When Spellchecking inside quotations, if one of these pass the check, all should:


The following from the above should be bypassed by the Spellcheck and should not
invite the Spellcheck's Ignore Once or Ignore All commands:

w (unless all single letters are considered as spelled correctly)

Note the intentional lack of spacing inside the word. These forms occur
frequently in scholarly documents. For example, if an old book says "Wintergreen
is okay." and the new author wants to include it inside a sentence,
decapitalizing it as "She said, 'wintergreen is okay.'" would be wrong; the
proper way is "She said, '[w]intergreen is okay.'" Or, if an old book had
defective printing and certain letters didn't print fully, so that the new
author had to insert missing letters _nte_ based on other authority, the proper
way would be, "She said, 'wi[nte]rgreen is okay.'"

Brackets are standard for the purpose in English. Other languages, for all I
know, may use other character pairs for the purpose, or other conventions.

This could be set within a fuzzy spellcheck option, operational only when
selected by a user. A fuzzy option could include many options, of which the
above might be one.

I'm using OOo Writer 2.4.0 without Java Runtime Environment on Linux Fedora Core
4 with Gnome 2.10.0 desktop on a Pentium 4 laptop. I didn't see these features.

Thank you.

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-09-11 10:00:10 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-05 15:39:56 UTC
Please provide a reference / example to the behavior given in description.
Comment 3 nicklevinson 2014-03-08 20:28:50 UTC
In a spellcheck inside quotations, if one of these pass the check, all of them should:

Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-09 07:24:02 UTC
This is not the case in Word 2010.
Comment 5 nicklevinson 2014-03-15 17:13:09 UTC
That's okay. This is intended as an enhancement. Being ahead of Microsoft provides a competitive advantage. I hope we're not limiting ourselves to what's already available from other suppliers or there won't be much reason for customers to go to the trouble of learning a different product (this software).
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-15 19:23:28 UTC
Thank you Nick.