Bug 104089 - Cannot change automatic caption prefixes (figure, table, etc.) with the document language
Summary: Cannot change automatic caption prefixes (figure, table, etc.) with the docum...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 125842 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Caption Languages
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Reported: 2016-11-21 13:59 UTC by Ulrich Windl
Modified: 2023-03-16 12:54 UTC (History)
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Description Ulrich Windl 2016-11-21 13:59:26 UTC
When using German LibreOffice with additional English user interface strings installed, there still appear German caption prefixes (Abbildung, Tabelle, etc.) for an English document (Standard language is English).
So it's practically impossible to write a correct English document.
(There are many work-arounds published, but the solution is still missing, thus filing this bug)
Comment 1 Thomas Hackert 2016-11-23 15:30:43 UTC
Hello Ulrich, *,
thank you very much for reporting this bug :) I can reproduce it with

OS: Debian Testing AMD64
LO: Version:
Build-ID: 07ac168c60a517dba0f0d7bc7540f5afa45f0909
CPU-Threads: 4; BS-Version: Linux 4.5; UI-Render: Standard; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group

but also with

OOo: 3.2.0
OOO320m12 (Build:9483)
(my oldest version of OOo/LO, which I have installed in parallel, following the instructions from https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Installing_in_parallel/Linux)

so setting "Status" to "NEW" and "Version" to "Inherited From OOo" ... ;)

Comment 2 QA Administrators 2017-11-24 17:34:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 muso 2019-06-12 08:33:31 UTC
This bug annoys me as well for a long time and therefore I opened bug 125842 .

It would be very helpful if this could be fixed because the task of writing languages in different languages is a very common one.

You can mark my bug as duplicate or this one as duplicate of mine.
Comment 4 Dieter 2019-06-12 13:54:42 UTC
Still the same with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: b170256fb6ebaf774b02b89835b19d9f3a1afb89
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-06-07_03:30:35
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

I would expect, that

a) auto caption
b) default entry in insert caption dialog

follows the default language setting for the document (Tools => Options => Language Settings => Languages)
Comment 5 Dieter 2019-06-12 13:55:24 UTC
*** Bug 125842 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***