Closed Bug 1322995 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Update the en-US dictionary to SCOWL 2016.11.20

Categories

(Core :: Spelling checker, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
mozilla53
Tracking Status
firefox52 --- fixed
firefox53 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: jorgk-bmo, Assigned: ehsan)

References

Details

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1288977 +++

Time to update again ;-)

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wordlist/files/SCOWL/2016.11.20/
Flags: needinfo?(ehsan)
Thanks for the reminder.
Flags: needinfo?(ehsan)
Pushed by eakhgari@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/5cb217938961
Update the en-US dictionary to SCOWL 2016.11.20
Assignee: nobody → ehsan
This dictionary stuff never ceases to amaze ;-)

OK, SCOWL removed "mums" and "mum's" since "mum" in the US is spelled "mom". But they kept "mum":
http://app.aspell.net/lookup?dict=en_US;words=mum%0D%0Amum%27s%0D%0Amums
Not really very consistent.
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/5cb217938961#l5.156

They also removed "maths" (and "math/M"):
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/5cb217938961#l5.134
That's also OK since the Australian "maths teacher" is a "math teacher" in the US.

"math" is now folded into "ma/SMH" where suffix H is the "th" ending.
(In reply to Jorg K (GMT+1) from comment #3)
> This dictionary stuff never ceases to amaze ;-)
> 
> OK, SCOWL removed "mums" and "mum's" since "mum" in the US is spelled "mom".
> But they kept "mum":
> http://app.aspell.net/lookup?dict=en_US;words=mum%0D%0Amum%27s%0D%0Amums
> Not really very consistent.
> https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/5cb217938961#l5.156

"mum" is also a adjective meaning silent, i.e. "keep mum" https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mum.
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/5cb217938961
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla53
This ended up on 52 as well by way of bug 1333648 getting uplifted there.
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