Bug 109090 - Lang pref English (USA) shows as French (France) in spell checker dialogue
Summary: Lang pref English (USA) shows as French (France) in spell checker dialogue
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Mac OS X (All)
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisectRequest, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: Spell-Checking-Dialog
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Reported: 2017-07-13 01:18 UTC by Bruce Dickson
Modified: 2019-05-15 12:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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2017-07-13 01:23 UTC, Bruce Dickson

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Description Bruce Dickson 2017-07-13 01:18:33 UTC
Thanks for the good software.  I'm glad I donate.  
Happens after reboot of program.
Happens after uninstall of older or newer versions of LO.
Happens after safe mode restart

HARDWARE - Imac 2011 OSX 10.10.2 Yosemite.  Has happened on my 2009 iMac and OSX 10.6.8 as I recall but less so. 

Lang pref set to English (USA)
In an existing doc, Tools > Spell check dialogue pauses and populates the box with English (USA).  After first use, lang dictionary defaults to French.  If I continue clicking to spell check, then it cycles to German, Dutch or Italian and then back to English.  No definite pattern here of how many goofs before gets back to English.  Only one English then cycles thru these other dictionaries.  

In the past this only happened occasionally.  Today, happening exclusively, every time, for the first time

Forums suggest no way exists to delete unwanted foreign dictionaries.  

Actual Results:  
spell checker disabled making LO mostly useless for writing.

Expected Results:
Restarting in safe mode and deleting user profile created no change in the problem. 

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: yes. Tried today. The safe mode screen does NOT display RESTART until several choices in.  Not good. 

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.115 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 Bruce Dickson 2017-07-13 01:23:46 UTC
Created attachment 134607 [details]

screen shot showing the french dictionary and LO version details
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2017-07-13 09:27:32 UTC
@Bruce: hmm, I have my LibreOffice lang preferences set to French, and my my macOS keyboard language set to French too.

If I open a new Writer document, type some text in English, and then try to assign the en-US dictionary via the Spellchecker tool, the dropdown menu repeatedly gets set back to French. This would be both a bug and a regression, although possibly not the same thing as you are seeing ?
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2017-07-13 09:35:13 UTC
So I reset the lang prefs within LO to en-US, for everything (UI, spellcheck and default language for documents), and restarted LO.

When I went to check spelling of my test document in English, the spellchecker dialog displayed French as the language. I can then set this dropdown to en-US, but the spellchecker still considers the text to be in French and suggests French language corrections. If I close the dialog after setting to en-US and then re-open the spellchecker, the default spellchecking language is set back to French.


==>> regression
Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2017-07-13 09:37:46 UTC
Tested against 

Build ID: f82d347ccc0be322489bf7da61d7e4ad13fe2ff3
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12.5; UI Render: default; Layout Engine: new; 
Locale: en-GB (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 5 Tor Lillqvist 2018-05-17 13:38:31 UTC
Can anybody reproduce this problem with 6.0.3, and give *exact* reproduction instructions please, and attach the document being handled.
Comment 6 Julien Nabet 2019-02-09 16:44:33 UTC
Any update here?
On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated yesterday with French UI, here are the steps I did:
- clean profile
- open Writer with a brand new doc
- type a sentence in English
- open Tools/Spelling
=> French language is put by default
- click correct
=> French language is still put by default
- click close button
=> dialog closes obviously
- open Tools/Spelling (again)
=> French language is still put by default

Did I miss something?

Following Tor's comment, let's put this one to NEEDINFO then.
Comment 7 Tor Lillqvist 2019-02-09 20:12:20 UTC
Julienl this bug is indicated as being macOS-specific, so testing on Debian seems pointless?
Comment 8 Julien Nabet 2019-02-09 20:14:46 UTC
(In reply to Tor Lillqvist from comment #7)
> Julienl this bug is indicated as being macOS-specific, so testing on Debian
> seems pointless?

Indeed, it has been confirmed only on Mac. Let's put it back to NEW.