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Bug 114178 - Calc/Impress Statusbar: wrong language display, no change through status bar or menu (Tools > Language) possible
Summary: Calc/Impress Statusbar: wrong language display, no change through status bar ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: implementationError
Depends on:
Blocks: Statusbar
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Reported: 2017-11-30 15:00 UTC by Thomas Krumbein
Modified: 2020-06-21 22:32 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Pic01 - new document (41.83 KB, image/png)
2017-11-30 15:00 UTC, Thomas Krumbein
pic02 - existing document - open in LO 6.0 beta (52.40 KB, image/png)
2017-11-30 15:01 UTC, Thomas Krumbein

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Description Thomas Krumbein 2017-11-30 15:00:26 UTC
Created attachment 138136 [details]
Pic01 - new document

In Calc a new field in the statusbar shows the actual language of text?

Opening a new calc document, the correct language-setting is displayed.

OK, you cannot change anything - nor right- or left-click possible as indicated in tooltipp (see pic01)

If I open an existing document (created with LO Calc version 5.3, 5.4 or earlier)- language setting displays allways "Englisch (USA)" 

even here no change is possible.

Trying to change cell-format (and change language) do no have any influence on status bar.

There is obviously thomething broken. or - just remove this field?
Comment 1 Thomas Krumbein 2017-11-30 15:01:05 UTC
Created attachment 138137 [details]
pic02 - existing document - open in LO 6.0 beta
Comment 2 m.a.riosv 2017-11-30 19:30:16 UTC
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 97471ab4eb4db4c487195658631696bb3238656c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; 
Locale: es-ES (es_ES); Calc: group threaded
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2018-01-12 09:14:52 UTC
I call it implementationError because now the statusbar language info is useless.

* Neither (not always) the correct language of the cell will be displayed
* nor it's possible to change the language of cell or selection in the statusbar (or the tooltip should be dropped if no change is desired).

Not only in Calc but also in Impress. Changing component to UI.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-12-02 03:39:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-12-27 14:59:26 UTC

Версия: (x64)
ID сборки: 42a1a1c6b91907f81e15066ffab219411f18c4db
Потоков ЦП: 4; ОС:Windows 10.0 Build 18362; Отрисовка ИП: по умолчанию; VCL: win; 
Локаль: ru-RU (ru_RU); Язык интерфейса: ru-RU
Calc: threaded

I have a context menu after left or right mouse button click on language name in statusbar. In that context menu I can open a dialog. But it's general language options for GUI and locale settings in LO. From that dialog I can't set up a document language.

And in Calc we should have cell language options, but in Impress - language for all document.

So in Calc context menu item "More" should open "Format cells" dialog instead "Options-Language settings-Language"

But I don't have any idea about Impress
Comment 6 christos 2020-06-21 22:32:30 UTC
The tooltip for the language in the status bar is misleading when you use Calc or Impress, but Calc allows you to set the language for all text. This seems not to work when you have to go through the language settings dialog in order to set the language "for the current document only", no matter whether you use the status bar or the menu (Tools > Language > For All Text).

When this happens, one of the following should help.
- Typing into a cell
- Hitting F2 or putting the cursor into the input line and then changing cell
- Saving the file

On the other hand, copying (or cutting) and pasting does not seem to help.

Impress seems to have the same problem when you need to choose the language from the Options - Language settings - Language dialog. (Again, it makes no difference whether you start with the menu under Tools or on the status bar.) In addition, when you choose a language available in the submenu (without clicking on More in this submenu to go through the language settings dialog), the language in that dialog is not updated, although the language for all text is. For Impress I could not find a workaround.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 2196df99b074d8a661f4036fca8fa0cbfa33a497
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded