[Libreoffice-qa] Grammar check does not work, when there is no spellcheck in a document

Thomas Hackert thackert at nexgo.de
Sun Dec 8 01:51:31 PST 2013

Hi again,
"sigh" ... It seems, either I expect too unexpected things from LO, 
or the grammar check is not usable at all ... :( But if I switch my 
UI settings to en-US, I can write something completely rubbish, and 
the grammar checker will not find it, if all words are written 
correctly ... :(

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Writer
2. Check, if your UI language is set to "English (USA)" at "Tools – 
Options – Language Settings – Languages"
3. Enter e.g. "Does he known, that he has wrong." (/I/ would say, 
this sentence is utterly wrong, but I may be wrong here ... ;) ).
4. If you are using a different language than en-US on your system, 
you should see all words underlined as errors
5. Rightclick and choose "Set language for paragraph" to "English 
6. Set your cursor to the beginning of the line
7. Press <F7> to start the spellchecker

On my system, I get the message
The spellcheck is complete.
I would expect, that the grammar check will mark "known" and "has" 
as (possible) error. What do you others think? Is this an expected 
behaviour? Am I completely wrong here?

LO: Version: Build ID: 
OS: Debian Testing AMD64

Thanks for any comments

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