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Ligatures handling (was Re: Patch handling)

Marcin Miłkowski
Hi Laurent,

could you point me to your post about ligatures? I'm ready to defend the
view that ligatures handling is THAT simple as I've written in the patch.

For example, in Polish, we have a lots of REPs in the affix file, but
this REP gets activated only for searching better suggestion, so even if
automatic replace would produce a misspelled word, it will never do so,
because REP means roughly the same as "MAP" but allows strings of
different lengths to be handled. In other words, MAP and REP establish
an equivalence relation for searching suggestions. They do not act as
autocorrect entries.

So I see no possible reason why adding another possibility for searching
could break anything in the process. It could only add suggestions, and
those suggestions are likely to be correct in this case, though it's up
to the user to decide.

Best,
Marcin

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Re: Ligatures handling (was Re: Patch handling)

Laurent Godard-3
HI

> So I see no possible reason why adding another possibility for searching
> could break anything in the process. It could only add suggestions, and
> those suggestions are likely to be correct in this case, though it's up
> to the user to decide.

that means that you'll remove oe entries in the .dic file
so an error will be detected
so the user will have to correct it
typing directly the ligature is quite complicated for end users and then
they won't do it
so it will add extra work to them for correcting files

Marcin you're totally right for a technical point of view, but for end
users, we need to deploy autocorrection (automatically substiture oe
with the ligature) with the new dictionary otherwise end-users will be upset

btw, i may be wrong so feel free to correct me

Laurent

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Re: Ligatures handling (was Re: Patch handling)

Nicolas Mailhot

Le Mar 6 mars 2007 12:13, Laurent Godard a écrit :

> typing directly the ligature is quite complicated for end users

That depends on the platform. On sane platforms oe is altgr+o like euro is
altgr+e. It would be nice not to block everyone because of this.

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