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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:55 am    Post subject: Auto language select? Reply with quote

Hi
What I miss in OO compared to MS Word is automatic language select.
That is when I type in English Word would set English for what I type.
It's pretty weird for OO to spell check non-English words using English dictionary, isn't it?
Especially when OO can easily get the info on the language I'm using to type.
Or am I missing something? I've searched the Help and Forum - couldn't find anything... Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Auto language select? Reply with quote

mihel wrote:
Hi
What I miss in OO compared to MS Word is automatic language select.
That is when I type in English Word would set English for what I type.
It's pretty weird for OO to spell check non-English words using English dictionary, isn't it?
Especially when OO can easily get the info on the language I'm using to type.
Or am I missing something? I've searched the Help and Forum - couldn't find anything... Confused


I don't think so. As far as I know the only way to seperately apply different spell checkers within a document is to explicitly set the paragraph or charater style to the desired language and apply that style.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you right click on a word underlined, OOo will ask you if the word and paragraph are in the language detected. It's not automatic but there is some detection. You can also activate the spell checking in all languages (Tools>Options>Language Settings>Writing Aids>...).

But in this case, don't forget to desactivate all the dictionaries you don't need.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Word's autodetection of language is buggy and shitty, posing more problems that it solves. So I don't miss it and appreciate OOo's way.

Use styles (search forum and other sources on this issue)!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

esperantisto wrote:
Word's autodetection of language is buggy and shitty, posing more problems that it solves. So I don't miss it and appreciate OOo's way.


Computers were created to help people automating things that were usually done manually, this is given, and language selection is not an exception.
Language autodetection is definitely going to be implemented in OO b/c it dramatically improves it's usability, the only question here is when, not whether.
Or am I missing something? Smile

(btw I haven't met any problems with Word's autodetection, at least Word 2003 one)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mihel wrote:
Language autodetection is definitely going to be implemented in OO b/c it dramatically improves it's usability, the only question here is when

Perhaps soon : Autodetection of language of typed text.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Esperantisto:

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Word's autodetection of language is buggy and shitty, posing more problems that it solves. So I don't miss it and appreciate OOo's way.


It's one of the things I hated about Word. I turned it off (like the grammar checker) immediately. I sure hope OOo implements it better.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the issue was closed yesterday, mybe in next version it will work better
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been closed because it has been tagged as duplicate of this report : Integate SoC project languageguessing (cf. the explanation given at the end of issue 39992).

Target is still 2.3. Wait and see.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Issue #: 39992
Status: CLOSED
Resolution: DUPLICATE
Target milestone: OOo 2.3

so openoffice 2.2 just exist somewhere Smile))))
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. It may be 2.3 because the features list to be considered has been frozen for 2.2.
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