Empathy doesn't let me switch between dictionary languages per chat window.

Bug #488131 reported by Duncan Lithgow on 2009-11-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

I regularly chat in English (en-gb, see bug 445863) and Danish at the same time. A number of words can be spelt wrongly, but because they are valid in the other language, they show up as spelt correctly. The right-click spelling menu should allow me to specify which language an IM chat is using and then only check that dictionary. See the Firefox implementation for a good implementation.

(Want to know something funny? 'Firefox' is not in the en-gb spelling dictionary of, yes, Firefox!)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 326768bf2146f82edbcafc5e8da9e0ce
CheckboxSystem: b845c366ea09c60efa3a45c1b5b21525
Date: Wed Nov 25 11:25:46 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/empathy
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: empathy
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-15.50-generic
SourcePackage: empathy
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-15-generic i686

Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :

I've now filed this upstream and added it as a bug watch.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

setting the bug to triaged too now

Piotr P. Karwasz (chopinhauer) wrote :

FYI, the link to the upstream bug is:


Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in empathy:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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