Bug 142592 - Identify syllables in compound words based on dictionaries
Summary: Identify syllables in compound words based on dictionaries
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Linguistic (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Hyphenation
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Reported: 2021-06-01 00:51 UTC by Vollbracht
Modified: 2023-10-05 03:20 UTC (History)
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Description Vollbracht 2021-06-01 00:51:32 UTC
Is there any chance to identify compound words based on foreign words in German to help for correct hyphenation? Example: "primordial" is not based on "Mord" but on "order", so "prim-ordial" is correct, but "pri-mordial" is not.
Comment 1 László Németh 2023-10-04 11:36:28 UTC
There is a plan to use Hunspell spell checker and morphological analyzer combined with the recent libhyphen, but only for the compound words recognized by the heuristics of Hunspell.

Foreign words are often not recognizable by the orthography as compounds. For example, because of this, pro-gram or prog-ram are both correct hyphenations in Hungarian, or primordiale is hyphenated as pri-mordiale in Italian:


The only solution to extend the hyphenation dictionary, at least custom dictionary of LibreOffice: