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Hi :)
It sounds like interesting and useful functionality that might well be worth adding if it hasn't 
been done already.  I think a lot of us here have been focussing on work-arounds "to just get the 
job done".  But i think it might be a good idea to post a bug-report and make it a "Feature 
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Fri, 6/7/12, Simon Cropper <> wrote:

From: Simon Cropper <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Specialty Dictionaries
Date: Friday, 6 July, 2012, 1:19

On 06/07/12 05:26, nvrk wrote:
On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:06 AM, Simon Cropper <> wrote:

Yeah, I have thought of both these things. Have hacked a standard file
before, particularly in MS Word. Easily done assuming it is a text file and
not a binary file.

The problem is the binomial. I also thought of the concatenation string
but most of the single characters have been used for have special meanings
in various word processors. Hyphens for example are used in LO as hyphens
and so how would you know when removing the character at the end of your
report is complete, what is a concatenation character and what is a real

In other situations I have used =!= as a joining string but as stated it
is messy and hard to read.

An underscore works well.

Yeap, but an underscore gets used a lot in technical reports (e.g. in a URL). If you do a global 
search and replace to remove the character at the end of writing so the report looks "clean and 
well presented" you neuter the URL or "corrupt" the other text string that uses it.

As an alternative to "free form" typing of jargon or technical terms then running a spell checker, 
terms could be inserted from a list. This works OK but in the absence of LO integration you can't 
flag the inserted text as 'hey this is jargon, I just inserted it from a secure source, don't 
bother spell checking'. This can be done but requires you to manually apply language 
characteristics to hundreds or thousands of names, or alternatively hit "ignore" the same number of 
times with the spell checker. :(

Ideally you need a blank concatenation character that is recognizing by LO as linking two words 
(such as a non-breaking space already available in LO but does not necessarily have to physically 
bind the words together but would need to be seen by the spell checker as a joining character) AND 
IS RECOGNIZED by the spell checker, substituted with something like an underscore and compared to 
the lists in the dic files which would appear as "Eucalyptus_vulgaris". I just need someone in the 
know to be able to insert this functionality and these problems would be solved.

-- Cheers Simon

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