Spellchecker needs to allow multiple language dictionaries at the same time

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P3
enhancement
a year ago
3 months ago

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(Reporter: BenB, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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(firefox58 affected)

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Description

a year ago
Problem:
I routinely write emails in 3 different languages. They are all mixed: one email in English, another in German, and some in French. In some cases, I even write 2 different languages to the same person, depending on who else is or was involved in the thread, or depending on the subject.

Importance:
The problem arises for all users who speak several languages. E.g. they speak their local language with their friends, and English with international correspondents. In other words, this bug is important for all international communication (unless your native language happens to be English).

Non-solutions:
I cannot specify the language for each email. That costs too much time, and I'll rather ignore the spell-checker altogether.

Solution:
The only solution is to once - as a configuration - select a number of languages that I know how to write, and then to allow all words in these languages.

This is what Android keyboard does as well.

Out of scope:
If we can automatically detect the language that the user writes, that would be nice, but that would be another bug, an enhancement on top of this bug here.

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Comment 2

6 months ago
How does this differ from bug 481884 that you haven't touched since 2014?

(In reply to Ben Bucksch (:BenB) from comment #0)
> If we can automatically detect the language that the user writes, that would
> be nice, but that would be another bug

Bug 1203024

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Updated

6 months ago
Flags: needinfo?(ben.bucksch)

Updated

6 months ago
Duplicate of this bug: 481884

Updated

6 months ago
Duplicate of this bug: 557621

Updated

6 months ago
Duplicate of this bug: 693831

Comment 6

6 months ago
> Duplicate of this bug: 481884

Is the older bug duplicate newer? Okay...

Updated

6 months ago
Depends on: 481884

Updated

6 months ago
Duplicate of this bug: 481884

Updated

6 months ago
Priority: -- → P3
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