Multiple Norwegian spelling locale bugs

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tylo
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Multiple Norwegian spelling locale bugs

Post by tylo » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:28 pm

  • Bug: Norwegian bokmål hunspell dictionaries does not work after install and restart. The built-in dictionary for bokmål does work, but the hunspell dictionaries seems to be better, i.e. it recognises more words (when you get it to work).
  • Bug: Norwegian nynorsk hunspell does not work, and is not available built-in.
After installing bokmål dictionary, dict.ini file contains: SupportedLocales=nn-NO
  • There are three languages in Norway: bokmål (nb-NO), nynorsk (nn-NO), and sami (se-NO). Only se-NO is recognised by SoftMaker!
  • The configured nn-NO locale is wrong for Norwegian bokmål: it should be nb-NO. However, nb-NO does not work as mentioned, but no-NO does, and reports as Norwegian bokmål when used.
  • no-NO is a legacy locale that should be renamed to nb-NO. nn-NO must be added.
As a workaround one can set SupportedLocales to no-NO and se-NO for bokmål and nynorsk respectively instead of the correct nb-NO and nn-NO, but it is not portable and inconvenient to mark text as sami instead of nynorsk.

PS: for the built in dictionary, there is inconsistency with filenames: norway.hyn vs norwegian.dic - all other languages uses same base name for .hyn and .dic files.

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Re: Multiple Norwegian spelling locale bugs

Post by sven-l » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:16 am

tylo wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:28 pm
[*]Bug: Norwegian nynorsk...and is not available built-in.
This is not a bug. We offer only a bokmål dictionary and no Norwegian nynorsk dictionary. You can add the Hunspell dictionary for Norwegian nynorsk.
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Re: Multiple Norwegian spelling locale bugs

Post by sven-l » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:12 am

I can confirm that the Norwegian Hunspell dictionaries are not working and will inform the developers.
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Re: Multiple Norwegian spelling locale bugs

Post by tylo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:07 pm

Thanks, I think this has been a long standing issue. Nynorsk class in school is obligatory and the grade counts. Only 12% uses it as their main written language, so many struggle with it.

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Re: Multiple Norwegian spelling locale bugs

Post by sven-l » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:59 pm

The issue has been solved and should no longer occur with the next service pack.
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