User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0b10) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0b10) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b10 firefox list dictionnaries as an unordered list which makes hard to find a specific language. This bug actually exists for years. See attached screenshot. Languages are mixed up. eg: English/US French/Belgique English/UK French/France Breton/France They should : 1) either be alphabetically sorted with separators 2) sorted and using sub menus / 2 level menus: eg: 1) sorted: breton / France <separator> english / australia english / ireland english / uk english / us <separator> french / france french / morocco 2) 2 levels menu: breton -> France english -> -> australia -> ireland -> uk -> us french -> france -> morocco Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. open the contextual menu by right clicking in a text area (eg: gmail new mail) 2. enable "check spelling" if it's not enabled 2. go into the "language" menu 3. Actual Results: languages are unsorted in a big messy list Expected Results: language should be nicely sorted with separators between languages or should be using a 2 levels menu instead of only one level This bug exists for years and is very annoyed. Tested on Fedora Linux, Mandriva Linux, ...
Setting issue to Enhancement but there's a big chance this will not be implemented because it is not very common to have so many dictionaries installed.
Yes & No. Yes it's not that common when using firefox downloaded from mozilla.com But it's very common to have many dictionaries when using a distro package for firefox. One single dictionary can bring many slightly different dictionaries. Eg on fedora, hunspell-en, the english dictionnary package will bring 22 dictionaries to firefox (US, UK, AZ, CA, ...variants). hunspell-fr will bring 6 dictionaries. There's really only one french dictionary (others are soft links for different lang_COUNTRY pair (eg: fr_FR, fr_BE, fr_CA, ...) And there's really 3 different english dictionaries (en_CA, en_US & en_UK), others are just sym-links. But firefox see 28 dictionaries for just 2 languages. Same on Mandriva Linux with myspell-en, myspell-fr, ... This is why I'm raising the importance field back to normal. (Though I won't fight if you put it again to "enhancement").
If you consider that strongly that this is a bug and not an enhancement then I will just leave it like this and we'll see what other people have to say about it. Thanks for contributing!
I'm also having this Problem. Also it would be good if you could disable specific language entries in Firefox. Right now I'm having 31 Dictionary Entries from which I would need 4 at most (German, Spanish, British English and American English)
Created attachment 655342 [details] Screenshot showing the random-order of the dictionaries for two languages This is a long-standing bug that has bothered me for quite a while. I frequently use the Dutch and English spelling dictionaries in Firefox, but the randomly ordered list always makes me hesitate about which one I should pick, even though I know exactly which one I want. This is a clean install of Ubuntu. Usually I will add the German dictionaries as well at some point, making the list even more confusing. Ordering the list by name seems a more than sensible user interface choice.
I got 59 options for 7 languages -I barely use 4 of them, but still need them for learning purposes. It's a big pain in the butt, many times I just click the first English option I see, which generally follows British orthographic rules -I write American English, so I get annoying red warnings for American spelling. Good luck finding Catalan.