Please Add Barack Obama to Dictionary
nemeth at numbertext.org
Fri Oct 26 03:06:33 PDT 2012
The word “Obama” is included in the American and Canadian English dictionaries:
$ grep Obama ~/libo/clone/dictionaries/en/en_*dic
Change the document language to English (USA) or English (Canada) in
Options » Language Settings » Languages » Western to solve the
reported problem. Thanks for your bug report, we will extend the
British English dictionary – English (UK) – in the near future, too.
PS. For your information, here are the newer words from the American
English dictionary of Wordlist project (missing from LibreOffice yet):
2012/10/25 Caolán McNamara <caolanm at redhat.com>:
> On Tue, 2012-10-23 at 10:42 -0700, Joel Madero wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Not sure who is responsible for dictionary additions but a user has
>> pointed out that Mitt Romney's name is in our dictionary but Obama
>> comes out underlined. This is probably no good and could be
>> interpreted (incorrectly) as a subliminal message by our team ;)
> So..., our dictionary is derived from http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/
> and Obama was added ages ago to that
> so e.g. the system fedora en-US dictionary includes it due to that.
> What we really should do IMO is to try and resync our dictionary back to
> the upstream wordlist one, finding whatever differences have crept in,
> e.g. addition of "LibreOffice" and what not and if possible patch them
> in as separate patches, like we do for external libraries.
> As an aside, I think its worth noting that it can be advantageous for a
> spelling dictionary to *not* include every possible word in English.
> e.g. "Calender" is a real world in English
> but its a super obscure technical thing, and 99% of the time its a
> misspelling of Calendar
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