Ticket #179 (new Bug)
Opened 6 years ago
Better support for compound words and hyphens when spell checking
|Reported by:||davidbo||Owned by:||Cyrus Daboo|
If I spell check a word like "a-bomb" (more than 2 million hits on Google) Mulberry first want to correct "a" and then "bomb" when you actually want the spelling engine to look upon this word as one word.
Furthermore, English is about the only European language that rarely use compound words but the Mulberry spelling engine mostly adhere to this unusual behaviour forcing users of other languages to add, e.g.:
sail boat owner sailboat sailboatowner sailowner boatowner
(at least 7 words, instead of three that are reused). The consequence of this is that maybe 5-10% of all words in all mail written in other languages like German, French, Spanish and Italian always are marked as mispelled although they are spelled correctly and consists of words already existing in the spelling dictionary just because they are new compounds.
This makes spell check less useful and actually encourage writing words that are supposed to be compound in two or more words - which is WRONG. An example of this (examples like these are always difficult to translate) could be that if you split the compound words in the Swedish/Danish/Norwegian? phrase "a brown-haired nurse" the actual meaning of the sentence change to "a brown, hairy, sick nurse". Not exactly what one intended to communicate.