Out-of-the-box broken spell-check with desktop spin
elad at fedoraproject.org
Thu Aug 2 16:59:10 UTC 2012
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Ray Strode <rstrode at redhat.com> wrote:
> > > 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.
How would you detect which language of spellcheck dict you need to install
for European languages, which basically share the same alphabet?
> 2) maybe spell checking shouldn't have local dictionaries but use the
> internet like phones do.
Some phones have builtin dictionaries. Using the internet means:
1) won't work for offline/LAN only machines
2) privacy concerns
3) spellcheck might be really slow for users with very slow internet
connection, for example Africa or India
4) we'll have to host it
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