Bug 97310 - AutoCorrect Doesn't Work with Zero-width Space
Summary: AutoCorrect Doesn't Work with Zero-width Space
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2016-01-22 06:12 UTC by Nathan Wells
Modified: 2021-01-31 04:47 UTC (History)
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Description Nathan Wells 2016-01-22 06:12:28 UTC
In languages such as Khmer (and Thai I believe), a zero-width space (U+200B) is used between words rather than a real space.
As such, the current code for AutoCorrect does not work with the Khmer language.

How to duplicate:
Add a replacement for the Khmer language (Tools -> AutoCorrect Options... - Replace tab: អោយ = ឲ្យ

Then type អោយ​ខ្ញុំ។ (with the zero-width space between អោយ​|ខ្ញុំ

Nothing happens.

Then type អោយ (and a real space after).

It auto-corrects to ឲ្យ

Desired result:
Type អោយ (with a zero-width space after).
It should auto-correct to ឲ្យ
Comment 1 Luke Picciau 2016-01-24 12:46:16 UTC
I was not able to reproduce the exact situation because I can't type those characters but I can confirm that auto replace does not work if you use a zero-width space after words.

OS: Ubuntu 15.10
LO Version:
Build ID: 1:5.0.4~rc2-0ubuntu1~wily1
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8)
Comment 2 keosophy21 2016-02-01 13:35:34 UTC
I faced this issue while typing khmer unicode
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:16:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2021-01-31 04:47:55 UTC
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