Tagging text as being in arbitrary complex-script languages

jonathon toki.kantoor at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 15:14:49 UTC 2019

On 4/15/19 12:26 PM, Eike Rathke wrote:
> Hi jonathon,
> On Saturday, 2019-04-13 16:01:43 +0000, jonathon wrote:
>> Does this mean that if a person is given a dictionary for, say, Ferangi,
>> as an extension, upon installing it, they won't need to make any other
>> changes, to be able to select Ferangi as the document language?
> That's the purpose..
> It should be selectable as paragraph and character attribution in
> a document for spell-checking purposes.
> Adding arbitrary dictionary languages (as long as they strictly follow
> the BCP 47 language tag specification) works since quite a while (2014?)
> already. New(er) in the mentioned mechanism is the ability to add
> a language also to the CTL or CJK sections where previously it was only
> possible to add to the (misnamed) "Western" section, and give the
> language list entries a proper UI name instead of showing just the
> language tag.
> Note however that such extension language can't be set as default
> language for all documents under Tools -> Options -> Languages.

I wasn't aware that that functionality was present.

I'll play with over the next month or so, then write about in my
long-neglected blog.


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