Closed Bug 815402 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

'Remanence' is not in the US English dictionary

Categories

(Core :: Spelling checker, defect)

x86
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
mozilla20

People

(Reporter: BenWa, Assigned: srinath)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [mentor=ehsan])

Attachments

(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

Can you mentor this ehsan and make sure it's a valid addition :)
See <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Adding_a_new_word_to_the_en-US_dictionary> for how to fix this bug.
Whiteboard: [mentor=ehsan]
Hello Ehsan, I'm interested in picking this up. Can you assign this to me?
Assignee: nobody → irtmail-bugzilla
Thanks for your patch!  I think Remanence is an uncountable noun, but CCing a native English speaker to verify.  :-)
I believe that to be true, given the Wikipedia page on the concept. I've never seen the word myself :)
(In reply to comment #5)
> I believe that to be true, given the Wikipedia page on the concept. I've never
> seen the word myself :)

OK, thanks!  Srinath, can you please post another version of the patch which does not include the plural form?  Thanks!
Comment on attachment 686929 [details] [diff] [review]
Fixed: Added words Remanence, remanent to en-US dict [removed the plural form]

Looks great, thanks!
Attachment #686929 - Flags: review+
The Wikipedia article <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remanence> uses the plural form "remanences", the Wiktionary page <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/remanence> says the plural form is "remanences", and one finds uses of the word in technical literature <http://magician.ucsd.edu/essentials/WebBookse87.html>, so it looks like a countable noun.
Thanks, Myk!  Pushed a follow-up to add the plural form:

https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/534c895a396a
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/ce1e1e13511b
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/534c895a396a
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla20
Blocks: 907313
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