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Bug 74503 - Other: Spellcheck shoud ignore URLs
Summary: Other: Spellcheck shoud ignore URLs
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Spell-Checking
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Reported: 2014-02-04 12:29 UTC by Fabian Alexander Wilms
Modified: 2019-01-29 08:39 UTC (History)
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Description Fabian Alexander Wilms 2014-02-04 12:29:50 UTC
Problem description: 
URLs are marked as incorrect, since words are in a different language, periods are not placed as in a sentence words might not be capitalized

Steps to reproduce:
1. Enter a URL
2. Run the spellcheck

Current behavior:
It's marked as incorrect

Expected behavior:
It shouldn't
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Dominique Boutry 2014-02-05 12:12:03 UTC
Hi. Its sounds logical, but we must be aware that SpellCheck deals with the text accompanied with an URL, not the URL itself. One finds both :
- "For an help on LibreOffice, clic here" : hyperling on "here"; if it is mispelled as "heer", spellcheck is welcome,
- "news on LibO at" : hyperlink on ""; spellcheck should ignore.

How to distinguish the cases?
Comment 2 retired 2014-02-05 20:00:27 UTC
Imo valid request.

Think we all agree, spellchecker should check the text but not the URL. That's possible and very useful I think so let's set this to NEW and Enhancement, since it's a feature request and OS to All.
Comment 3 Dominique Boutry 2014-02-08 08:00:31 UTC
OK... but what valid request?
No spell check for the underlying URL, but what for the visible text in the 2 exemples of comment 1?

Comment 4 retired 2014-02-08 08:16:24 UTC
Good point. So this makes this a two part request?

1) Do not check the underlying URL
2) do not check URLs in text (spellchecker should ignore anything after www."xxxxxxxxxx"

Does that make sense?
Comment 5 Dominique Boutry 2014-02-19 09:30:13 UTC
Yes for me.
Comment 6 Fabian Alexander Wilms 2014-02-19 15:03:51 UTC
Additional to the pattern www. I'd also ignore everything after *://, so that any kind of URL gets ignored.