Dictionary doesn't show "suggested words" for mistyped words but does so for correctly-typed words

Bug #419395 reported by ubuntu_giant on 2009-08-26
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-utils
New
Wishlist
gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-utils

Steps and Results:
1) Go to Applications -> Office -> Dictionary
2) Type in "comunity" and hit ENTER.
3) RESULT: "Error while looking up definition" in side bar. No similar words
4) Type in "community" and hit ENTER.
5) RESULT: definition available in side bar (small default size). Similar words appear in main text area.
      The similar words are:
Community
community
community
COMMUNITY
Community
The problem here is that typing in "community" should result in a simple text area with the definition. Instead dictionary acts like I misspelled it.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Aug 26 11:10:50 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-dictionary
Package: gnome-utils 2.27.2-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-5.24-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-utils
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-5-generic i686

ubuntu_giant (ubuntu-giant) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

it does that for every word if you have the "Similar words" bar open, why is that a bug? should it be close every time you look for a word there?

description: updated
Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

If I search for "community," then dictionary displays the correct
definition. However, if I type in the word "comunity," then dictionary
displays two divs. The left div displays an error message and the right div
(which is larger and is supposed to display suggested words) displays
nothing. When I search for "community" again, the definition appears in the
left div and the cases of "community" listed above are displayed in the
suggested words.
I don't know if you call it a div... :)

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Pedro Villavicencio <email address hidden>wrote:

> it does that for every word if you have the "Similar words" bar open,
> why is that a bug? should it be close every time you look for a word
> there?
>
> ** Description changed:
>
> Binary package hint: gnome-utils
>
> - Case ID: dic-002
> +
> Steps and Results:
> 1) Go to Applications -> Office -> Dictionary
> 2) Type in "comunity" and hit ENTER.
> 3) RESULT: "Error while looking up definition" in side bar. No similar
> words
> 4) Type in "community" and hit ENTER.
> 5) RESULT: definition available in side bar (small default size). Similar
> words appear in main text area.
> - The similar words are:
> + The similar words are:
> Community
> community
> community
> COMMUNITY
> Community
> The problem here is that typing in "community" should result in a simple
> text area with the definition. Instead dictionary acts like I misspelled
> it.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Wed Aug 26 11:10:50 2009
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-dictionary
> Package: gnome-utils 2.27.2-0ubuntu1
> ProcEnviron:
> - LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> - SHELL=/bin/bash
> + LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> + SHELL=/bin/bash
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-5.24-generic
> SourcePackage: gnome-utils
> Uname: Linux 2.6.31-5-generic i686
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
>
> --
> Dictionary doesn't show "suggested words" for mistyped words but does so
> for correctly-typed words
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/419395
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> of the bug.
>

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

not sure if that's really a bug or a design decision, you might want to send this upstream directly at bugzilla.gnome.org, thanks.

Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-utils:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-utils:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gnome-utils:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
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