[Bug 651586] Re: Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox spellcheck has too many languages

Gunnar Hjalmarsson 651586 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun May 15 23:28:51 UTC 2016

Adding libreoffice and libreoffice-dictionaries as affected packages.

Basically, if I understand it correctly, the symlinks, which cause all
the items in e.g. Firefox and Thunderbird, are there to ensure that the
dictionaries are properly recognized by LibreOffice irrespective of the
language/country combination in the effective system locale. So if it
would be doable to change the LibreOffice behavior in this respect, we
could get rid of many of the items in the spellcheck lists of other

** Also affects: libreoffice (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Also affects: libreoffice-dictionaries (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: libreoffice (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: libreoffice (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

** Changed in: libreoffice-dictionaries (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: libreoffice-dictionaries (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox spellcheck has too many languages

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: thunderbird

  Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox spellcheck has too many languages. It
  does not follow the Ubuntu Language Support Standard (gnome-language-

  Language Support (gnome-language-selector) has a feature which allows
  you to gray out languages you are not interested in seeing and black
  in the languages you would like to see. Mozilla apps should follow
  this or should at least offer a workaround allowing a user to disable
  certain languages.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  Package: thunderbird 3.0.8+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-25.44-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-25-generic i686
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Wed Sep 29 17:49:00 2010
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Release Candidate i386 (20100419.1)
  SourcePackage: thunderbird

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