User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20061201 Firefox/22.214.171.124 (Ubuntu-feisty) Build Identifier: version 126.96.36.199ubu (20080505) The spellchecker in Thunderbird flags the word "cancelled" as misspelled, which it is not. Merriam Webster says that the word 'cancelled' may be spelled with either one or two L's (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cancelled). Both versions are legitimate in US English. In fact, the version with two L's appears to be the most commonly used (http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=cancelled&word2=canceled). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Compose a message containing the word "cancelled". 2. Run spell check.
Assignee: nobody → mscott
Component: Message Compose Window → Spelling checker
OS: Linux → All
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: message-compose → spelling-checker
Hardware: PC → All
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 241181
I don't believe this bug is a duplicate of bug 241181 and I would request that it be reopened. Bug 241181 seems to be about the spelling of the word "cancelled" in the Mozilla UI and source code. This bug is about a bug in the dictionary used by the spell checker. The "cancelled" spelling should be added to the dictionary independent of the outcome of bug 241181.
Yup, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cancelled agrees "cancelled" is a legitimate inflected form. Firefox 3.1 nightly also flags "cancelling" as misspelled. I don't fully understand en-US.dic rules and flags despite reading "Hunspell features" doc on the web, but I believe cancelled/U canceller/M (allowing the affixes uncancelled and canceller's just like uncanceled and canceler's ) should be added to en-US.dic
Sorry, and add cancelling The patch (?) is --- en-US.dic.org 2008-10-06 14:34:05.750000000 -0700 +++ en-US.dic 2008-10-16 15:44:22.546875000 -0700 @@ -20887,2 +20887,5 @@ cancellation/MS +cancelled/U +canceller/M +cancelling cancer/MS
Seems reasonable. Adding cancelled/U canceller/M cancelling as part of bug 479334.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Depends on: 479334
Ever confirmed: true
There was also bug 423445 on the same issue.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago → 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed by bug 479334]
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