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Spellcheck does "etc." incorrectly




Spelling checker
13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Doctor Nemesis, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

Using Thunderbird 0.9 with the UK English dictionary.

When spellchecking a message which has (speech marks used for clarity, not part
of the composition) "etc." within it, it will flag up an error with "etc" part
and suggest that "etc." is the correct spelling. If you accept this, you now
have "etc..".

If you then use the spellchecker again, it will flag "etc" as misspelt again,
and add another full stop to make "etc...".

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open a componsition window with the "Write" toolbar button.
2.Type "etc." into the compose window (no speech marks) followed by a carridge
return (optional, works without the return).
3.Activate the spellchecker with the "Spell" toolbar button.

Actual Results:  
"etc." was listed as a "etc" being a misspelling of "etc.", in effect ignoring
that a "." was already there.

Expected Results:  
Reported no misspelt words.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 165411 [details]
Screen shot of spellchecker error.

Here is a screen shot of the "etc." bug.

Comment 2

13 years ago
This would appear to be a dupe of bug 264393.

Comment 3

13 years ago
Actually, I think this one has a clearer description of the bug than in bug
264393.  I suggest marking that as a dupe of this, and changing OS here to
"All", since that one is on Linux (I see this on Linux, too.)

Comment 4

13 years ago
Also bug 234322
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Last Resolved: 12 years ago
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