Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172063
FC build of Openoffice now too restrictive with languages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:16 EST
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Description of problem:
This is partly my fault, so I suppose I'd better request tweaking this.
I was indirectly responsible for filing bug 166755 shortly after the last Openoffice rpm was released. This problem baiscally came from the fact that the FC4 build of openoffice uses Fedora's default language settings instead of its own internal settings when setting the default language. However, the options box still gave the impression that you could change the default settings within Openoffice. Therefore, this option was disabled to avoid confusing people into adjusting settings that didn't actually have any effect. (How you actually change the default language in Fedora Core is confusing in its own right, but that's a different story).
The problem with the change is that in the process it's disabled one of the ways of changing the language in the current document, and (as a quick glance of http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=82759 will tell you) some people seem to have been using this method of changing the language. I know you can change the language by going to Format > Character > Fonts instead (which is a more more logical way of doing this), but other people don't know this.
One suggestion is that instead of freezing all the language options, you unfreeze the language selectors but keep the checkbox for "For current document only" frozen on. This would restore the lost functionality, although there is some scope for confusion with the "Default language for documents" section now being able to change anything but the default language. I've got other ideas, but I'll start with this.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go into Tools > Options > Language Settings > Languages
2. Attempt to change the Language.
Actual Results: Discover the options you used to use are greyed out.
Expected Results: Allow you to change the language for the current document, or at least point you to where you can do it.
I'm posting a link to fedoraforum.org, so if there's a stampede here it's my fault.
I came to the same conclusion and the next rawhide build will allow the current
document language to be set while leaving the system ones as locked. If it
doesn't break anything it will be part of the next fc4 update
*** Bug 172065 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Any chance of a fix making its way into FC4?
Other then that, how do I enable the Hebrew spell check, if I can't enable CTL?
(Assuming that I don't want to change my default system-wide language to Hebrew)
Opps.. failed to see the "If it doesn't break anything it will be part of the
next fc4 update" part. Ignore my first question. (Second still remains)
143 (-testing) solves the problem.