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03.08.2018 u 08:51, Krunose je napisao/la:
02.08.2018 u 22:54, Séamas Ó Brógáin je napisao/la:
I was dismayed to discover recently (and surprised that I never noticed
before) that Libre Office disregards the difference between, say, á and
a in spelling checks, and in find and replace. (Dismayed also to
imagine that someone thinks this is a good idea.)

I wonder if anyone knows how (or whether) I could fix this. Or perhaps
it’s not in Libre Office at all but in Hunspell, or otherwise deep down
in the system. I’ve done some searching but can’t find any relevant

In case it matters, I’m using Libre Office on Ubuntu Mate 18.04.

Many thanks for any help.

Well, there's a Hunspell's feature triggered by ICONV replacement table but caveats exists.

For entry


Hunspell - and LO as it uses Hunepll - will treat aáa the same as aaa and it will not flag it as misspelled.

Letter á should be added into TRY section of Hunspell dictionary file and words with á should make to wordlist so (possibly misspelled) aaa could be corrected to aáa.

You can't get perfect recognition as that mean that every word in your language should be added accented to your dictionary and that's unbearable in terms of maintaining dictionary.

What you could to is add that ICONV replacement table into you dictionary so accented words get ignored and aáa would not be flagged, but for aáb you'll still get suggestion aaa when what you really wont is aáa.

If words in your language in writing are not generally accented, than you need to find a workaround. Accented letter is still a different letter then regular (a ~ á) and Hunspell can't tell if it's a accent or a letter. In Croatian c ~ č ~ ć and non of last two are accented and are legit (potential) spelling mistakes.

Don't know if this helped.


Most reasonable solution is to locate dictionary on your system and add ICONV replacement table as in

so at least you don't get aáa flaged (gets ignored), but again, you still get suggestion aaa if you misspell accented word: aáb > aaa when you'd expect aáa.

Spelling checker is for writing regular texts and not designed for highly technical linguistic text with lot of accents and other special symbols.

Fell free to ask if you have any further questions, but this is best possible solution (but workaround actually).


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