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Bug 366249 - mail-client/thunderbird net-libs/xulrunner list too many dictionaries
Summary: mail-client/thunderbird net-libs/xulrunner list too many dictionaries
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Mozilla Gentoo Team
: 367561 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-06 17:28 UTC by Nikos Chantziaras
Modified: 2012-01-28 06:41 UTC (History)
0 users

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Runtime testing required: ---

emerge --info thunderbird (emerge--info,5.73 KB, text/plain)
2011-05-06 17:29 UTC, Nikos Chantziaras

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Description Nikos Chantziaras 2011-05-06 17:28:44 UTC
In the past (maybe a year or so ago), Thunderbird used to not offer any spell check dictionaries I didn't even ask for.  Now, it offers me a big list of stuff I don't want:

English (AU)
English (CA)
English (GB)
English (GB-oed)
English (NZ)
English (US)
English (ZA)

I used to only have three.  English US, German and Greek.  Having the menu filled with the above is pretty annoying.  There should be a way to disable that stuff, probably with a USE flag, since I think TB is using Hunspell or something.  I don't want it to use Hunspell, I want it to only use my add-ons for spell checking.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Nikos Chantziaras 2011-05-06 17:29:10 UTC
Created attachment 272305 [details]
emerge --info thunderbird
Comment 2 Jory A. Pratt gentoo-dev 2011-05-18 12:15:24 UTC
*** Bug 367561 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Nikos Chantziaras 2011-05-18 20:25:43 UTC
> > So you're saying there is no provision in the mozilla build system that allows
> > one to disable hunspell support?  (And therefore allow a USE flag that controls
> > it.)
> Your always welcome to use firefox-bin and thunderbird-bin

The -bin versions look very ugly on my system, they don't integrate visually. And besides, that doesn't answer the question.
Comment 4 Nikos Chantziaras 2011-05-18 22:24:22 UTC
For anyone suffering from the same issue: As a work-around, I've deleted the unwanted dictionary files in /usr/share/myspell and edited the dictionary.lst.en file in the same directory.
Comment 5 Nirbheek Chauhan (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-01-28 06:28:57 UTC
We won't fix this since it's not a bug, and an obvious workaround is available.
Comment 6 Nikos Chantziaras 2012-01-28 06:41:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> We won't fix this since it's not a bug, and an obvious workaround is available.

The workaround is not really a workaround. I need to do this every time the package is emerged. It's not user-friendly.