Bug 94399 - Spell checker: add a list of recently used languages to status bar language selection
Summary: Spell checker: add a list of recently used languages to status bar language s...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Linguistic (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Statusbar Spell-Checking
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Reported: 2015-09-21 08:46 UTC by Richard Prins
Modified: 2017-10-20 16:34 UTC (History)
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Description Richard Prins 2015-09-21 08:46:51 UTC
When writing in several languages daily, the spell checker component is very un-user friendly when it comes to switching languages. At the bottom of the window in Writer, the spell-checking language is shown. When right-clicked upon, a menu pops up with some suggestions. However, these suggestions seem entirely random (suggestions appear for languages not installed and never used). It would be very helpful if this list would either:
1. Show the +- 3 most or previously used languages, or,
2. Show all the installed languages (which might be too big a list)
3. Detect the language of the typed text by comparing it with installed dictionaries and show the probably right suggestion.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-09-22 12:35:37 UTC
For your suggestion 3 we have bug 91766.
Would you like to change this to be about suggestion 1 or close as duplicate of bug 91766?
Comment 2 Richard Prins 2015-09-22 15:44:17 UTC
So it seems LibreOffice does have some language detection, but in my experience, it is very unreliable. So I suggest the spell checker language menu to:
1. Show the +- 3 most or previously used languages.
That way one can always easily switch between the languages users use frequently, when the automatic detection doesn't work or when they haven't written anything yet