Bug 91903 - Incorrect word "etc" in US English dictionary
Summary: Incorrect word "etc" in US English dictionary
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Linguistic (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2015-06-06 17:33 UTC by Reuben Thomas
Modified: 2017-10-14 22:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Reuben Thomas 2015-06-06 17:33:25 UTC
The US English dictionary contains the non-word "etc". Hence, if the (mandatory) period is forgotten from the end of the abbreviation, it is not marked as wrong as it should be.

To be clear:

Correct: etc.
Wrong: etc

But both are marked right.

In the UK English dictionary, "etc" is marked wrong (correctly!). As far as I can tell, US English authorities, such as the Chicago Manual of Style, require the "." on the end.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-06-10 16:18:37 UTC
I confirm the behavior and I believe you, so I'll set to NEW.

Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit 
Build ID: 0d754a386fb44f970f33a3e71b2f0f3cfb7c4598
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-09_16:20:41
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:02:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Reuben Thomas 2016-09-20 10:44:16 UTC
The bug is still present in LibreOffice 5.2.1 (tested on Mac OS 10.11.6).
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:50:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Reuben Thomas 2017-09-29 09:41:17 UTC
The bug is still present in LibreOffice 5.4.1 (tested on Ubuntu 16.04).
Comment 6 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2017-10-14 21:46:31 UTC
This issue should be reported here: https://github.com/en-wl/wordlist/issues
Comment 7 Reuben Thomas 2017-10-14 22:40:06 UTC
Thanks, reported as https://github.com/en-wl/wordlist/issues/199