Bug 40025 - Spellcheck replacement wrong undo action name (when using spellcheck dialog)
Summary: Spellcheck replacement wrong undo action name (when using spellcheck dialog)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.2 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Caolán McNamara
Whiteboard: target:3.7.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-08-11 12:13 UTC by Urmas
Modified: 2012-09-13 05:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

Attachments Screenshot (5.23 KB, image/png)
2012-09-12 03:45 UTC, Urmas
Screenshot for bug 40025, LibB on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (258.94 KB, image/png)
2012-09-12 07:06 UTC, Roman Eisele
The menu in Norwegian Bokmål on (33.94 KB, image/png)
2012-09-12 08:59 UTC, Olav Dahlum
The menu in Norwegian Bokmål on (34.84 KB, image/png)
2012-09-12 09:00 UTC, Olav Dahlum

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Description Urmas 2011-08-11 12:13:40 UTC
When word is replaced via spellcheck dialog, an Undo action labeled "Overwrite: $1". 

It is in Russian localization, so it may be localization-specific issue.
Comment 1 Jeffrey 2011-08-13 20:17:15 UTC
Confirmed for LibreOffice 3.4  340m1(Build:103) on OpenSuse Linux, English Version. No real steps to reproduce, just type an unknown word and then check it via spell-check. Make the change and then open Edit->Undo. Should show up as "Overwrite $1".
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:32:52 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html
Comment 3 Urmas 2012-07-06 19:27:37 UTC
So year has passed and crap still there.
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2012-08-21 20:58:42 UTC
I have just checked using LibreOffice 3.7.0.alpha0 (Build ID: 96c5fb1) and I cannot reproduce this bug. When I put in a wrong word and replace it with a word from spell check, then go to edit -> undo I see things that make sense. 

Example: typed "flarb" replaced with "flab" when I go to edit I see: 

"Undo: Replace 'flarb' -> 'flab' Ctrl + Z"

Same for Version (Build ID: 932b512)

Marking as WORKSFORME. If this is still a problem can you provide your version and reopen this as UNCONFIRMED or NEW if your version is at least

Thanks for helping us, apologies for the delay, we have over 3100 confirmed bugs we're dealing with
Comment 5 Urmas 2012-08-22 01:57:45 UTC
Still present in
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2012-09-10 19:58:16 UTC
Can you add an image attachment to show us what you're talking about. I still don't see the problem. Marking as NEEDINFO until provided. Once you attach it please reopen as UNCONFIRMED and we'll take a look at it. You're probably right that it's specific to the locale
Comment 7 Urmas 2012-09-12 03:45:04 UTC
Created attachment 67014 [details] Screenshot

Now stop fucking with bugzilla and other people's bugs.
Comment 8 Joel Madero 2012-09-12 05:28:42 UTC
It's called triaging,

To Triage:
Noun: The action of sorting according to quality.

I suspect your comment may move the bug down quite a bit in the priority list for any developer thinking about working on it. We tend to not swear or get angry at volunteers, but who knows, maybe you just bumped this up to high priority but being....whatever that was. I'll also be reporting this to FDO as well as to LibreOffice as I suspect it's breaking several of the policies regarding our project

Best Regards
Comment 9 Roman Eisele 2012-09-12 07:01:56 UTC
REPRODUCIBLE with LibreOffice, German (!) langpack installed, on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Intel). So:
a) NOT localization-specific, at least not specific to Russian UI, and
b) NOT platform-specific.

To test, I did:
1) Start LibreOffice
2) Create a new Writer document.
3) Type some nonsense. I used just a single word:
   followed by a single newline/carriage return;
   this was really nonsense, because the default language was German,
   and therefore "build" was marked as wrong by the little red wavy line.
4) Select "Tools > Spelling and Grammar..." from the menu.
5) Go word for word over the text, replacing every word by some choice
   from the replacement list and clicking "Change",
   until LibreOffice says "Spell checking is complete";
   for me, the final result was:
   still followed by a single newline/carriage return.
6) Now take a look at menu "Edit": the first entries now read
      Rückgängig: Überschreiben: $1
      Letzter Befehl: Überschreiben: $1
I will attach a screenshot of this result.
Comment 10 Roman Eisele 2012-09-12 07:06:00 UTC
Created attachment 67017 [details]
Screenshot for bug 40025, LibB on Mac OS X 10.6.8
Comment 11 David Tardon 2012-09-12 07:30:33 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> So year has passed and crap still there.

Citing a "urmasd": "Comfort of software pirates and cheapscates is not a primary developers' concern. You are getting what you have paid for, so please be civil and humble." (https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=120107#c1)
Comment 12 Olav Dahlum 2012-09-12 08:59:32 UTC
Created attachment 67027 [details]
The menu in Norwegian Bokmål on
Comment 13 Olav Dahlum 2012-09-12 09:00:13 UTC
Created attachment 67028 [details]
The menu in Norwegian Bokmål on
Comment 14 Olav Dahlum 2012-09-12 09:11:53 UTC
Take note of the redo part in Norwegian Bokmål, and the missing shortcut.
Comment 15 Olav Dahlum 2012-09-12 09:20:01 UTC
(In reply to comment #14)
> Take note of the redo part in Norwegian Bokmål, and the missing shortcut.

Confirmed in US English on the same installations as well. The shortcut for the Repeat function is substituted with the word "Redo".
Comment 16 Michael Meeks 2012-09-12 12:00:01 UTC
git grep 'Overwrite:'

and see why - when that string is used, the substitution isn't happening :-)
Comment 17 Christian Lohmaier 2012-09-12 12:12:02 UTC
As the important part is using the spellchecking dialog, and not the
contextmenu, adjusting the subject.
Comment 18 Not Assigned 2012-09-12 15:40:58 UTC
Caolan McNamara committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


Resolves: fdo#40025 add text correction undo id

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 19 Roman Eisele 2012-09-13 05:36:22 UTC
Assigned ex post to Caolán, to honor his work.