Open Bug 531683 Opened 10 years ago Updated 10 years ago

Personal dictionary - entries with hyphens and spaces not recognized.


(Core :: Spelling checker, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: kevin.quiggle, Unassigned)



User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091125 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5.6pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv: Gecko/20091121 Thunderbird/3.0

Words entered into personal dictionary with hyphens or spaces are not recognized as correct. Examples of "words" entered are "ad hoc" and "mis-spell"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Enter (for example) "ad hoc" into personal dictionary.
2.Type "ad hoc" into message compose window. 
3.Spell check does not recognize "ad hoc" as correct, and underlines "hoc" as a mis-spelling.
Actual Results:  
Spell check does not recognize "ad hoc" as correct, and underlines "hoc" as a mis-spelling.

Expected Results:  
The "ad hoc" spelling should not be flagged as an incorrect word.
Blocks: qa-tb3.0rc1
In the strict sense, this bug's current behavior can easily be reproduced. But I think it should be rephrased as either an enhancement (for the ability to add multi-word entries to the dictionary in a meaningful way) or as a bug in the UI of the dictionary editor (which should not allow adding a phrase that it will not later recognize).

Personally, I would suggest changing this bug to discuss the dictionary editor UI, then file an additional enhancement bug for the ability to use multiple-word phrases in the spell-checker -- a worthy goal, but very far from being trivial, I think.
Component: General → Spelling checker
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: general → spelling-checker
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