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Bug#502654: hunspell-fr: French dictionary is not working for locales outside of France

severity 502654 important

Francois Marier wrote:
> Package: hunspell-fr
> Version: 1:2.4.0-2
> Severity: grave
> Tags: patch
> Justification: renders package unusable for some users

That's the definition of important.
"4 important       a bug which has a major effect on the usability of a
package, without rendering it completely unusable to everyone.

It works for the people in France (and thTa#s what it's intended for)

> The hunspell-fr package as it is only works for the fr_FR locale. This means that French
> speakers in other locales (fr_BE, fr_CA, fr_CH and fr_LU) cannot use the spellchecker

Your forgot Monaco (which I would assume most to be identical with fr_FR)

> at all in applications like OpenOffice.org, Pidgin or Tomboy. (All words are underlined
> in red.)

err? pidgin and tomboy don't use this afaik. Maybe over gtkspell which
use enchant, but..

> I have attached a trivial patch which solves all of these issues and I would like to
> request a freeze exception with the release team once this fix has made it to unstable.

And you did test it on all the locales and you can tell me that the
differences between french in france and those locales are such minor to
ignore those? or are there none?

The people who added that dict to the OOo dir probably had those doubts too, since the
2.4.x tree also has only fr_FR mentioned:

$ cat dictionary.lst
DICT fr FR fr_FR

3.0 though has

$ grep France description.xml
        <name lang="en">French "Classic and Reform 1990" spelling and hyphenation and thesaurus dictionaries. -- French (France, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Monaco)</name>
        <name lang="fr">Dictionnaire orthographique français "Classique et Réforme 1990", dictionnaire des synonymes et des césures. -- Français (France, Belgique, Canada, Suisse, Luxembourg, Monaco)</name>

but also has an other version of the dictionary.



P.S.: and no, even though my first name, I am not french/canadian/..., so I don't know
about them

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