The "multiple spaces" grammar error includes removed spaces in tracked changes.
1. Make a string of text with spaces
2. Turn on tracking changes
3. Delete one of the space, then hit the space bar
The change tracking will show the added and removed space, but the grammar checker will report this at two spaces. It impossible to fix the grammar problem since any attempt to do so is tracked by the change tracker.
It looks like it is not just spaces, changes are used when computing any spelling or grammar error. For instance if you write a word, delete it, then write it again, it is shown as being a duplicate word even though one of the words doesn't actually "exist". If you type some random characters in the middle of a word then delete them, the word is shown as being a spelling error even though the "real" word is spelled correctly.
So perhaps this should be changed to "spelling and grammar checker uses deleted characters when viewing changes", or something like that.
When combined with bug 35746, which makes it hard to accept or reject changes when there are spelling or grammar errors, it makes it very hard to work with changes since they are counted as spelling or grammar errors but you can't right-click to accept or reject the change in order to fix the problem.
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I reopen this issue.
Deleted text shouldn’t be sent to the grammar checker.
(In reply to comment #7)
> I reopen this issue.
> Deleted text shouldn’t be sent to the grammar checker.
Is this bug still valid for you? Can you check if Bug 36540 is describing the same issue? If so, please mark this as duplicate of that.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 36540 ***