language sensitive spellchecking

Bug #170900 reported by Prokoudine on 2005-09-08
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Bug Description

Spellchecker needs to know in what language each part
of the text is.

Ideally, there should be

1. A combobox to apply language attribute to a
selection. For now it should be in "Text and Font"
dialog, because it's not moved to commands toolbar yet.

2. A submenu to quickly mark a selection / a paragraph
as written is some of available for spellchecking
languages. A good implementation of an example would be Writer with the only exception that
instead of "mark a word" it should be "mark a
selection", which is much more useful ir real life.

As for implementation on document format level, this
might require extending <tspan/> element to add a
"lang" attribute with a classic two-letter code like
'en', 'fr', 'de', 'ru' etc. SVG 1.1. doesn't cover
languages in <tspan/> element AFAIK.

Jon A. Cruz (jon-joncruz) wrote :

Actually, the "xml:lang" attribute is covered in section 5.10.2 of the
and is listed as a core attribute in 5.11. Thus, it can present on any

Jpritikin (jpritikin) wrote :

Originator: NO

Can we have simple English spell checking, at least?

Horkana-users (horkana-users) wrote :

Originator: NO

jpritkin Inkscape already has spell check if you can find it.
unfortunately it is a compile time option that is not enabled by default
and uses Aspell. the fact that you and others do not already know about it
is a big problem in my opinion and I have requested it be turned on by
default where possible.
1605259 more discoverable spell checker

as for language sensitive spelling it would at the very least be very
useful to be able to mark blocks of text as not for spell checking ("no
proofing" or whatever) and even better to be able to mark blocks as being
from particular languages.

Hystrix (hystrix-) on 2007-12-19
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - language senstitive spellchecking
+ language sensitive spellchecking
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