Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 619577
add missing SI and IEC prefixes (and add "IEC" and "JEDEC")
Last modified: 2010-07-30 17:19:04 EDT
Description of problem:
Some of the following prefixes
together with the associated sizes in bits or bytes, are missing from the dictionary. Namely,
kB, Gb, Eb, EB, Zb, ZB, Kib, KiB, Mib, MiB, GiB, Tib, TiB, Pib, PiB, Ei, Eib, EiB, Zi, Zib, ZiB, Yi, Yib, YiB
In addition, "IEC" itself is missing from the dictionary, although "SI" is present.
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Note that the correct SI prefix for "kilo" is (unfortunately) "k" and not "K". The above prefixes were copied and pasted from
Exactly the same missing items in F13 with hunspell-en-0.20100322-1.fc13.noarch.
There's always a tension between what should be and shouldn't be in a spell-checking dictionary, i.e. a English spell checking dictionary shouldn't necessarily contain *every* English word that exists, e.g. "calendar" is the correct spelling of that word, and "calender" is typically a misspelling of that word, but "calender" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calender) also exists as a word, albeit an incredibly low-usage one. Accepting "calender" leads to allowing misspellings of "calendar" to escape.
So the US English dictionary sort of attempts to only contain words above a certain general usage threshold, and most of the above are inarguably exotic in the ordinary case.
That said, Fedora gets used by the kind of geeky people that use these terms regularly, so added in.
Will be in hunspell-en-0.20100322-5.fc14
I had thought about suggesting that "Kb" and "KB" be removed, since the correct SI prefix is "k", but the Binary prefixes link above mentions the JEDEC prefixes including "K", so the prefixes involving both "k" and "K" should probably be included. So adding "kB" (as listed above) is the only change needed. But come to think of it, you should probably add "JEDEC" as well, since that seems unlikely to be spelled accidentally. Reopening and changing the Summary - close again to confirm.
fair enough, easy fix. Done as hunspell-en-0.20100322-6.fc14
hunspell-en-0.20100322-6.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
hunspell-en-0.20100322-6.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.