Language selection for spell check dictionary at Spell Check Icon▼ without effect



MailNews: Composition
2 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Rainer Bielefeld, Unassigned)



SeaMonkey 2.38 Branch

SeaMonkey Tracking Flags

(seamonkey2.39 affected, seamonkey2.40?, seamonkey2.41?, seamonkey2.42?, seamonkey2.43 affected)




2 years ago
Steps how to reproduce with  en-US SeaMonkey 2.38  (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:41.0)  Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0 Build 20150923195647  (Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit:

1. Launch SeaMonkey e-mail client
2. Click 'Compose' icon to launch (Plain Text) e-mail Composer
3. 'rightclick → Languages' into mail body area to text what language
   currently is selected (for me: "fr-reform")
4. Start to type a text in a different language for what you have a 
   dictionary installed (I did: German)
   » lots of red squiggly lines under the words
5. 'Mail toolbar → click on ▼ in Spell check icon → Select correct
   language for typed text' (German in my example)
   » Spell check dialog will open, complaining nearby every word because
     language selector in dialog still shows language detected in step 3
   Expected: should show newly selected language.
6. Close spell check dialog → redo step 5: 
   » checkmark left from language selected for typed text, but again
     selected text language again will show wrong language in dialog's
     language selector.
7. 'Mail toolbar → click on Spell Check Icon'
   » Spell check dialog will open, still complaining nearby every 
     word because language selector in dialog still shows language 
     detected in step 3

Additional information:
a) that still worked fine with 2.35.
   I did not test 2.36, 2.37

Comment 1

2 years ago
b) this works for me if the preselection in 
c) so probably related to / DUP of "Bug 1216876 - Unintended change of Default
   Spelling-dictionary from "any other" to "fr-reform" "
d) I did not find an obvious DUP in <>
a): I will have to test whether 2.35 result really depends on Version or 
    may be on not installed French dictionary?

@Raymond: can you confirm my observations?
See Also: → bug 1216876

Comment 2

2 years ago
a): Still not reproducible with 2.35 although dictionary does exist.
e) indicator for problem is that in step 5 no indicator left from dictionaries
   list no checkmark shows selected dictionary 
f) Problem only exists if I launch SM with 'Edit → Appearance → Spelling: 
   language = fr-reform'

Comment 3

2 years ago
f): Today also a problem when launched with en-US default dictionary
OS: Unspecified → Windows 7


2 years ago
Whiteboard: [easyconfirm]
I'm not sure what happens here, but I can reproduce this with SeaMonkey 2.33.1 on Windows 7!
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [easyconfirm]

Comment 5

2 years ago
Also  REPRODUCIBLE with  English SeaMonkey 2.43a1  (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:46.0)  Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0 Build 20151220153800  (Classic Theme) on VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
status-seamonkey2.39: --- → affected
status-seamonkey2.43: --- → affected
tracking-seamonkey2.40: --- → ?
tracking-seamonkey2.41: --- → ?
tracking-seamonkey2.42: --- → ?
OS: Windows 7 → All
See also bug 1073827 and the add-on
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