Bug 66051 - Other: language selection is inconsistent and depends on position and selection in Writer UI
Summary: Other: language selection is inconsistent and depends on position and selecti...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-22 16:06 UTC by bugquestcontri
Modified: 2021-12-08 12:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Screenshots and Writer test file (306.91 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2013-06-22 16:06 UTC, bugquestcontri
contains Draw file with screenshots and explanations and the writer test file (332.88 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2013-06-24 02:47 UTC, bugquestcontri

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Description bugquestcontri 2013-06-22 16:06:09 UTC
Created attachment 81222 [details]
Screenshots and Writer test file

Problem description: 
Languages installed English US (default), Japanese, German and Dutch. 
In Calc, Draw and Impress non of the installed is visible when a text in one of the installed languages is selected. See screen shots for all 3 application and 4 langauages.

In Writer 
- Japanese is recognizes and I can select from selection to document.
- English is recognized and I can select form selection to document
- German is not recognized but English. However I can select from selection to document
- Dutch is not recognized and can not be set at all. 
Also here, I attached screen shot for each language and the Writer test file. Test file is default template for Writer

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the applications
2. Type text in the 4 languages indicated
3. Select text for each language
4. Open tools/languages => look at possible settings

Current behavior:
Language setting only possible in Writer except for Dutch

Expected behavior:
Language setting in all application works according to installed languages

Operating System: Windows XP
Version: release
Comment 2 bugquestcontri 2013-06-24 02:47:41 UTC
Created attachment 81290 [details]
contains Draw file with screenshots and explanations and the writer test file

I made some additional test using a longer Dutch text.

Observations: Depending of the selection and the way selections are made Writer recognizes language differently.

Details about the selection and how is was made is in the Draw file, including the results. Results are screenshots showing Tools / language / For selection .

This bug could be related to https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63558
Comment 3 bugquestcontri 2013-06-24 02:52:25 UTC

is another bug report concerning Dutch
Comment 4 Mike Kaganski 2013-08-08 04:50:54 UTC
This report covers two distinct problems:
1. Incosistent behaviour of Language Selection UI in Writer, and
2. Missing functionality (inability to specify language) in other components.

1st problem is Reproducible with - under Win7x64. The selection of other language is possible by selecting "More...", but the inconsistent and position-dependent list of languages in the menu is, of course, confusing.

For the second problem (I'm not sure if it should be considered a feature request, given that there is a spellchecking in those components - I would call it a bug) please file a separate report.

Thank you.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:40:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:26:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:23:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-08-18 07:09:35 UTC
For me there is no bug here:
1/ you have set language to English for each sentence: Format > Character
2/ for each sentence Writer is able to suggest a plausible alternative to English, if you ask for.

Note: in my case, with only English and French installed, Writer proposes Frisian instead of Dutch. According to Google Translate, it seems correct too. And it seems also correct to say that is Afrikaans. I guess the behavior of Tools > Language depends on the number of languages in which the sentence is valid.

I close this bug report as NotABug. Feel free to reopen if you disagree.

Best regards. JBF