Open Bug 1054722 Opened 6 years ago Updated 8 months ago

spell checker shows a mistake by underlining only a part of the word even there is no mistake.

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, defect)

31 Branch
x86
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: pithomas, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [dupme?])

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20140715214335

Steps to reproduce:

When composing a message and correcting a word, the spell checker does not check the full word and shows a mistake by underlining only a part of the word even there is no mistake.


Actual results:

If message is recorded in draft folder, and then composition is finished, the mistakes shown before recording are canceled.


Expected results:

In all cases, spell checker must check full words.
Which language(s) is this about? Which operating system and version?
My OS is Kubuntu 14.04. OS and Thunderbird language is French.

Pierre
Pierre, do you still see this issue in a newer version?
Flags: needinfo?(pithomas)
Whiteboard: [closeme 2017-06-10]
Yes the problem is still the same with TB version 52.1.0 I use now with Mageia Linux.
Flags: needinfo?(pithomas)
Vincent are you still using Ubuntu?
(most others I know are using Mac)
(In reply to Pierre THOMAS from comment #4)
> Yes the problem is still the same with TB version 52.1.0 I use now with
> Mageia Linux.

That's odd. If this were a widespread issue surely more users would be complaining.
Summary: spell checker fails → spell checker shows a mistake by underlining only a part of the word even there is no mistake.
Whiteboard: [closeme 2017-06-10] → [dupme?]
This problem continues to occur with different PCs with Thunderbird 52.2.1 ...
I suggest you check the logics of the software when correcting a word in different ways, there is something wrong in this logics.

And the spell checker MUST NOT check the line (with date, time, sender name, ...) automatically added when answering an email.

Pierre
Duplicate of this bug: 1229984
Duplicate of this bug: 1384193
Found some more duplicates. In bug 1384193 the reporter pointed out that are extra tags fracturing a word, so:
<font face="Arial">Yo<font face="Arial">ur check arrived today.

I've never seen a reproducible case.
In Linux Mint 18.1, Thunderbird 52.7.0 esr 64 bit.
I started having this problem in Thunderbird, after last updated to 52.6 or 52.7 esr. The default inklewded English dictionary would underline part of words. Quite often, the last 3+ letters of words.  It varied.

If I selected the entire word & did a manual spell check, it cleared the red line, if spelled correctly.

I checked that a dictionary existed & the language set.
Decided to uncheck "enable spell check as you type."
Closed then restarted Tbird, then re-enabled spell check.  

For now seems to have fixed it. It was a consistent problem for a couple of weeks.
The same "fixit" steps have solved some Firefox issues in the past.

But now applying colors to selected fonts in Tb doesn't work since about the last update.
I can confirm that this bug has been going on for years in TB on windows(win 7 and 8). TB is on auto-update. Current version is 52.9.1 (32-bit). Win7 Home Premium.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open the editor, either to answer an email or compose a new one.
2. Type a word.
3. Backspace part of that word, and retype it with correct spelling.
4. Type a whitespace char, then start a new word.

When the first non-whitespace char is typed in the new word, the red underline will show under the portion of the word that was typed after backspacing. It appears that when backspacing into a previously typed word, the spell checker is not able to "see" the rest of the word, and does it's spell check on the newly typed portion of the word only.

That's the exact bug. It just needs a check, when backspacing that it (the spellchecker) has the whole word.
Oops. Forgot to mention that when hovering over the underlined portion of the word, the suggested spellings is also given for the underlined portion only, as if it was the whole word.
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