Created attachment 74470 [details]
proposed GUI changes to allow per-document spellchecker/Grammar
I regularly create documents that contain transliterated text (text that is typed in English, but pronounces an Asian language, such as Kannada, Hindi, etc.)
For example, "namaskaaraa!" (= "namaste" in Kannada)
But the spellchecker and grammar tools create a problem: They auto-capitalize the sentences and insert unintended changes of spellings.
But Writer allows me to turn off spellchecker and grammar globally. So in the next document, I need to turn them on again.
It would be good if there is a facility to turn off spellchecker and grammar on per-document basis (i.e., provide a "for the current document only" check box).
I am sure this would be a fairly common usage scenario.
I am attaching the proposed GUI changes.
I don't have a need for this, but can appreciate how it is useful for users like you.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I don't have a need for this, but can appreciate how it is useful for users
> like you.
Now I wonder if I understood you correctly. Your problem may be solved by just making some changes at Tools > AutoCorrect Options.
If this works for you, please mark the status as RESOLVED.
If you set the language of the paragraph style as [None] (instead of English while you use the English spellchecker), the spellchecker will ignore the words.
I tried the none option for both "paragraph" and then for "all text".
Only the squiggly red line stopped appearing under the foreign words.
But the auto-capitalization continues (which I do not want).
Thanks for your effort, though!
Just to explain the actual issue, typical Asian languages have more consonants than English, so we have to represent some of these letters by using the capital and small English letters.
This makes the transliterated text case-sensitive.
For example, my name would be typically written as "narayaN", where the last N is retroflex. Conversely, "NarayaN" is not the same as "narayaN".
(In reply to comment #4)
> But the auto-capitalization continues (which I do not want).
Auto-caps is a different animal. See "Capitalize first letter of every sentence" under Tools - AutoCorrect Options - Options tab
Yes, but is it specific to each document, where each document remembers its own setting?
I do not want to turn the feature on/off for each document.
It's global. I too turn it off. You probably wouldn't miss it.
No that's whole point: I need to turn it off only in specific documents.
I think this problem would be fairly common, and so this facility should be provided.
I would like this too. I would like to have specific dictionaries attached to a particular document. Useful for novelist who want to use dialect words in one story but not in another.