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Bug#412071: kmail: ispell language switching is bugged

Package: kmail
Version: 4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6
Severity: normal

Several editors in kde integrate with spelling checking (e.g ispell).
No problem if you only use one dictionary.

The problems come if you often need to switch language.

(This is an area where debian should excel. Think: language teacher preparing
worksheets, or student writing literature essays, or people with customers
abroad, or ...)

kwrite    does the switching beautifully

kedit     tries to do the same but is bugged

kmail composer
          tries to do the same but is bugged differently (it pops up both a
          checker in the changed language and a box saying you need to close
          and restart!)

kword     does it brokenly (it's not clear if it's trying to integrate in the
          same way or trying to do it differently; but what it does is badly
          broken: offering a languages unrelated to what is installed,
          e.g. hebrew, and crashing if those are then chosen) 

Please see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=409015, where I
described the correct behaviour of kwrite, and why kedit/kmail/kword do this

(I realise that I should have filed separate bugs to help track the
issues. Sorry about that.  That's what I am doing now.)

Many thanks for looking at this.  I'm sure switching languages is useful
for many people.

(Dr) Jeremy Bygott

I'm told that there is a joke in Finland.  If you speak three languages, you
are trilingual.  If you speak only two languages, you are bilingual.  And if
you speak only one language?  Then you are English.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-k7
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages kmail depends on:
ii  kdebase-kio-plugins    4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6 core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdelibs4c2a            4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6 core libraries and binaries for al
ii  kdepim-kio-plugins     4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6  KDE pim I/O Slaves
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.17-1          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libaudio2              1.8-3             The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6                  2.3.6.ds1-11      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfontconfig1         2.4.2-1           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.2.1-5           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                1:4.1.1-21        GCC support library
ii  libice6                1:1.0.1-2         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11               0.6.5-1           GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libjpeg62              6b-13             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkcal2b              4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6  KDE calendaring library
ii  libkdepim1a            4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6  KDE PIM library
ii  libkleopatra1          4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6  KDE GnuPG interface libraries
ii  libkmime2              4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6  KDE MIME interface library
ii  libkpimidentities1     4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6  KDE PIM user identity information 
ii  libksieve0             4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6  KDE mail/news message filtering li
ii  libmimelib1c2a         4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-6  KDE mime library
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.15~beta5-1    PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt              3:3.3.7-3         Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6                 1:1.0.1-3         X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6             4.1.1-21          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6               2:1.0.3-5         X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1            1.1.7-4           X cursor management library
ii  libxext6               1:1.0.1-2         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                 1:1.0.1-4         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1           1:1.0.1-4.1       X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2             2:       X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.1-3         X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                 1:1.0.2-2         X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  perl                   5.8.8-7           Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.2.3-13        compression library - runtime

Versions of packages kmail recommends:
ii  procmail                      3.22-16    Versatile e-mail processor

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