Bug 76974 - Language autodetection bug for empty lines
Summary: Language autodetection bug for empty lines
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Linguistic (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Language-Detection
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Reported: 2014-04-03 00:19 UTC by Urmas
Modified: 2024-04-28 08:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Screenshot showing language selection menu LOv4302. (70.84 KB, image/png)
2014-07-18 15:39 UTC, Owen Genat (retired)
Screenshot from LibO 4.4 alpha Nov 09 (57.89 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-11-09 14:34 UTC, Buovjaga
Demo collage (10.52 KB, image/png)
2014-12-12 07:47 UTC, Urmas

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Description Urmas 2014-04-03 00:19:43 UTC
Enter some text in a foreign language and add an empty line after it. Select the text from top to bottom, including the empty line.

The Language menu for selection will be missing the detected languages except the system ones.
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-18 15:39:27 UTC
Created attachment 103048 [details]
Screenshot showing language selection menu LOv4302.

Unable to reproduce under GNU/Linux using v4.3.0.2 Build ID: 14ed55896fdfcb93ff437b85c4f3e1923d2b1409. Screenshot taken with a reset profile for en-US install in en-AU locale (no fr-FR language menu entry by default).
Comment 2 Urmas 2014-07-18 17:10:45 UTC
Your caret is in wrong place, on the line with text.
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2014-11-04 09:20:57 UTC
Can't repro.

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: ad6d94009cf8ea526eb70bf1a07e5c6a21320f83
TinderBox: Win-x86@51-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2014-11-04_00:06:27
Comment 4 Urmas 2014-11-09 11:28:43 UTC
You don't follow the instructions then.
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2014-11-09 14:34:56 UTC
Created attachment 109149 [details]
Screenshot from LibO 4.4 alpha Nov 09

Cursor is in the empty line.

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 9229170920ab770624415c4330da57af5b1b5398
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-09_03:16:43
Comment 6 Urmas 2014-12-12 02:23:11 UTC
I have to confirm this as people keep clowning around this bug.
Comment 7 Buovjaga 2014-12-12 06:23:34 UTC
Please create a screencast where the problem is visible to avoid further clowning.
Comment 8 Urmas 2014-12-12 07:47:07 UTC
Created attachment 110768 [details]
Demo collage
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2014-12-12 08:12:22 UTC
Thanks. I could finally repro.
I went to the empty line and selected all with Ctrl-A and then "Tools - Language - For selection" did not show Germany when I had German text.

Build ID: ffd18eed1fc5b56fecf83fbff3ce09face16bb7e
TinderBox: Win-x86@51-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2014-11-30_00:07:43
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2015-12-20 16:16:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:49:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Urmas 2017-10-22 11:44:11 UTC
Still present in
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2018-10-23 02:49:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2020-10-23 04:15:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 QA Administrators 2023-12-15 03:14:04 UTC
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