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Bug 458772 - >=app-officelibreoffice-4 spellchecker not working anymore
Summary: >=app-officelibreoffice-4 spellchecker not working anymore
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Office Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-22 18:32 UTC by Marc Schiffbauer
Modified: 2013-06-04 13:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Marc Schiffbauer gentoo-dev 2013-02-22 18:32:08 UTC

since the update to libreoffice-4* spellchecking (german) is not working anymore for me using the gentoo packages. In the lo settings it cannot find any german dictionary anymore. In lo 3* everything was working just fine. I verified that by downgrading lo again.

bart ~ # qlist -ICv libreoffice hunspell myspell
bart ~ #

(Already tried to rebuild all the *spell* stuff)

Workaround: Downloading the extension here[1] and installing it as user using the extensionmanager it works just fine (same version of the dict)

May there be some search paths borked somewhere or something like that??


emerge --info
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Comment 1 Tomáš Chvátal (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-03-06 21:23:36 UTC
This seems to be upstream bug. From my tracing it seems to run multiple times over one paragraph which confuses the parser and thus does not mark anything as wrong.

See the mail "[Grammar checker] Undocumented change in the API for LO 4" sent to libreoffice-dev mailinglist.

As sidenote with dicts herd empty could you gather other DE devs and make all you guys maitain your spellcheck/hyph rules by any chance? :-)
Comment 2 Marc Schiffbauer gentoo-dev 2013-03-06 21:47:58 UTC
Ok thanks.

Regarding the spell/hyph stuff: What needs to be done here exactly? Its not that I have plenty of time left :-( But I might have a look every now and then...
Comment 3 Tomáš Chvátal (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-03-07 13:18:54 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Ok thanks.
> Regarding the spell/hyph stuff: What needs to be done here exactly? Its not
> that I have plenty of time left :-( But I might have a look every now and
> then...

Well I created the snapshot from site so you would have to monitor those and check for updates.

Also my german suck so acting on user reported bugs would be nice :-)
Comment 4 Marc Schiffbauer gentoo-dev 2013-03-12 22:43:19 UTC
OK, you can assign german bugs to me...

I am really willing to help more, but my time is somewhat limited at the moment :-/
Comment 5 RAPHEAD 2013-05-03 22:39:05 UTC
Sames Issue here with
Any progress?
Comment 6 Michael Hofmann 2013-05-17 17:38:11 UTC
The bug is still present in LibreOffice Version German spell checking doesn't work.
Comment 7 Michael Hofmann 2013-06-01 14:21:45 UTC
The reason for the problem is the name of the German dictionaries, which are installed with package myspell-de.

The dictionaries are called de_DE_frami.aff and de_DE_frami.dic. LibreOffice 4 doesn't like '_frami'.

A temporary workaround which brings back German spell checking to LibreOffice 4 is:

1) log in as root
2) cd /usr/share/myspell
3) ln -s /usr/share/hunspell/de_DE_frami.aff de_DE.aff
4) ln -s /usr/share/hunspell/de_DE_frami.dic de_DE.dic

Hyphenation and thesaurus don't need a fix since they work without problems.
Comment 8 Michael Hofmann 2013-06-02 16:50:51 UTC
It seems that LibreOffice is not the only program having problems with '_frami' in the filenames of German dictionaries: 

I think the best solution is to remove '_frami' from the filenames of the German dictionaries. This must be done by package maintainers of app-dicts/myspell-de.
Comment 9 Tomáš Chvátal (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-06-04 13:10:32 UTC
Removed the frami part in -r1 bump of the dicts as suggested.

Lets see how many regressions that cause.