[Bug 15885] New: gedit doesn't handle apostrophes correctly when spell-checking

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           Summary: gedit doesn't handle apostrophes correctly when spell-
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gedit
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: markrian at gmail.com
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

Open gedit, type in "wouldn't" without the quotes, and either enable Autocheck
spelling (Tools menu) or use Check Spelling to open the dialogue. Gedit suggests
replacing the "wouldn" part with "wouldn't", which is performed, would yield
"wouldn't't". Also works with "doesn't", "couldn't", "shouldn't" etc. and
anything where the contracted form adds letters to the original word, i.e.
"should not" becomes "shouldn't". Obviously "shouldn" isn't a word... but you
know what I'm getting at :) Apostrophes seem to be considered as the end of a
word, like whitespace.

$ dpkg -l | grep gedit
ii  gedit        2.12.0-0ubuntu1 light-weight text editor
ii  gedit-common 2.12.0-0ubuntu1 light-weight text editor support files

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