Firefox lists duplicate dictionaries (those installed on the system and in Firefox)

Bug #576360 reported by Fred on 2010-05-06
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

When right-clicking in a text-area and looking under Languages in the context menu, Firefox lists some of the entries twice. For example:

* English / Australia
* English / Australia
* English / Canada
* English / South Africa
* English / United Kingdom
* English / United Kingdom
* English / United States
* English / United States

This is due to Firefox using both the language dictionaries installed on the system, as well as the dictionaries installed in Firefox itself.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu May 6 14:06:04 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/firefox
 firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-branding 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
InterpreterPath: /bin/dash
SourcePackage: firefox

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :
description: updated
Draycen DeCator (ddecator) wrote :

I can confirm this on my system. It appears that Firefox lists one item for the languages installed on the Ubuntu system, and a second (sometimes identical) item for the languages installed in Firefox itself.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Draycen DeCator (ddecator) wrote :

This was originally reported as bug 66015, and Mozilla has since fixed their end of the problem. Now the symlinks need to be fixed downstream so that this does not happen. Marking Triaged and Low, and this report can be used to track the progress on this bug.

Thanks again for reporting this to Ubuntu, and please continue to let us know about any bugs you encounter!

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
description: updated
summary: - Firefox have double entries in menu for languages
+ Firefox lists duplicate dictionaries (those installed on the system and
+ in Firefox)
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2010-05-07
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Micah Gersten (micahg)
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

This should actually be fixed with bug 590450, so I marking this a duplicate. Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
assignee: Micah Gersten (micahg) → nobody
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Sorry for the bug noise. Deduplicating this since the directory change was the first step to removing the duplicates. We still have a few duplicate dictionaries.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Juan Simón (simonbcn) wrote :

Same error. It's very annoying.
In the same way that I can disable langpack in Firefox menu,I should be able to disable dictionaries.

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