Out-of-the-box broken spell-check with desktop spin

Ray Strode rstrode at redhat.com
Thu Aug 2 16:53:28 UTC 2012


> > So we will have hunspell-en in the livecd, but what if someone
> > changes the
> > UI  or input language (this is a good reason for dictionaries to be
> > a
> > special case, you need them when you add input language, not  UI
> > language)
> > they won't get the related dictionary. Could we get the control
> > panel
> > install the relevant dictionary using PackageKit when you add a
> > keyboard
> > layout? eg. if I add Arabic it should install hunspell-ar so I
> > would
> > have
> > spellcheck when typing in Arabic.
> > This will make using Fedora (and GNOME in general) easier for
> > multilingual
> > beginner users.
> Totally agree that's a good idea.  I filed this:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=681084
Two other loftier thoughts:

1) maybe spell checking dictionaries should get install "just in time" when the library is used,
just like fonts get install when they're displayed.

2) maybe spell checking shouldn't have local dictionaries but use the internet like phones do.


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