Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 460881
[bn_IN] [bn_BD] hunspell-bn could probably be used for both bn_IN and bn_BD locales
Last modified: 2008-09-08 06:00:25 EDT
Created attachment 315529 [details]
patch to spec to add alias
Description of problem:
Install hunspell-bn and run openoffice.org writer
openoffice.org will only show "Bengali (India)" with the spell-checking available mark beside it, but "Bengali (Bangladesh)" will show none.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I suspect, though I freely admit I know nothing about the language, that the dictionary is equally good for both Bengali speaking locales. Patch attached so add an alias for bn_BD, similar to what we do for other locales e.g. the en_IE dictionary alias to en_GB
Fixed in rawhide hunspell-bn-20050726-3.fc10
(In reply to comment #0)
> Created an attachment (id=315529) [details]
> patch to spec to add alias
> Description of problem:
> Install hunspell-bn and run openoffice.org writer
> openoffice.org will only show "Bengali (India)" with the spell-checking
> available mark beside it, but "Bengali (Bangladesh)" will show none.
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> I suspect, though I freely admit I know nothing about the language, that the
> dictionary is equally good for both Bengali speaking locales. Patch attached so
> add an alias for bn_BD, similar to what we do for other locales e.g. the en_IE
> dictionary alias to en_GB
The hunspell-bn version is extremely old and was created when we did not have two translation locales.
hunspell-bn-BD has a different dictionary now. Please refer to the following documentation:
cc-ing Jamil (the bn-BD coordinator)
Have not reopened the bug. should I?
Thanks for this information. I was not knowing this. Anyway as fixed package is in rawhide already, I will release one more build for hunspell-bn and will revert back changes and will add new hunspell-bn-BD package in fedora.
Should that http://www.ankur.org.bd/downloads/spell_check/hunspell/hunspell-bn-BD-0.02.tar.bz2 be used as the new Bengali dictionary for *both* bn_IN and bn_BD ? or is it truly specific to bn_BD ?
Otherwise, if there should be different bn_BD and bn_IN dictionaries, FWIW typically in the other hunspell dictionaries, e.g. the hunspell-en and hunspell-pt ones where there are different locales for similar languages I've kept a single hunspell-XX rpm that contains all the variants to keep things fairly simple.
I am not yet aware about the amount of deviation of the bn-BD dictionary from the original bn dictionary. However, not unlike the en-US and en-GB locales, there are non-standard spellings used to write the language in the relevant geographical areas, which could create ambiguity for both locales. I'll let Jamil to ping back about the bn-BD dictionary. The hunspell-bn dictionary has not seen much action for a long time.
Putting all variants in one hunspell-XX rpm sounds ok to me.
Actually hunspell-bn-BD-0.02.tar.bz2 contains spelling fixes, mainly for Khanda-Ta, over that old hunspell-bn one. IIRC number of entries are same. IMO this can be used for both bn_BD and bn_IN.
+1 for hunspell-XX rpm
Thanks all for your quick replies. will build new package now.
Fixed in rawhide hunspell-bn-20080201-1.fc10