Bug 86841 - Some writing aids not functioning
Summary: Some writing aids not functioning
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Thesaurus Options-Dialog-Language
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Reported: 2014-11-29 09:17 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2022-09-01 03:49 UTC (History)
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no grammar checkbox for malawi (92.46 KB, image/png)
2014-11-29 09:17 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-11-29 09:17:06 UTC
Created attachment 110216 [details]
no grammar checkbox for malawi

A twitter user mentioned that spellchecking was working but the thesaurus wasnt on Windows < https://twitter.com/GeneWhitehead/status/538249433532882944 > and shared a picture of the thesaurus checkbox not being available in the writing aids dialog. The weird thing is that the thesaurus checkbox is available to him when he changes the language to english-uk.

I wasnt able to confirm this as i have english-us installed, but noticed that if i select 'English (Malawi)' in the language drop down, grammar will not have a checkbox. Tested this on master on linux and 4.3.4 on Windows.

Build ID: b144f0ac8695dd62a2053b4e88212d0b109c9a41
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-25_01:10:46
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2014-12-24 22:56:05 UTC
Reproducible with LO and (Win 8.1)

For all English versions besides English (Malawi) the "Lightproof grammar checker (English)" checkbox is available.

For more information how to reproduce see attachment.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2016-01-17 20:05:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 14:42:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:26:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo QA 2020-08-31 21:59:28 UTC
Still reproducible.

Build ID: 0d2dbcbebf0004e690feb91c38dd478a32dc6255
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-MW (de_DE.UTF-8); UI: en-US
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2020-08-30_17:39:21
Calc: threaded
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2022-09-01 03:49:06 UTC
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