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N'ko in the list of complex scripts ?

jjmeric
Hello everybody !

I am currently about to release a spell-checker for Maninka (a West
African language, mainly spoken in Guinea).
This language is written in the N'ko script, a Right-to-left language
like Arabic and others. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%27Ko_alphabet

This requires two things:

1) the script should be listed in the list of Complex scripts
(Linguistic options/Language) alongside Hindi, Arabic, etc.
- a similar list is displayed in Format/character for "complex script
font / language"
I have the same requirement for Libre Office.


2) the value "nqo-GN" (official for N'ko) should be accepted as a Locale
in the spell-checker's dictionaries.xcu file
     <prop oor:name="Locales" oor:type="oor:string-list">
        <value>nqo-GN</value>
     </prop>
NOTE :
this works well in Libre Office, I mean : it is displayed as "N'ko" in
the list of Languages for choice in Format/character for complex
scripts, and it has the spellcheck green "checked" icon.

This is the desired behavior, it does not work currently in Open Office
4.1.3.
However, if I pretend my spell checker is for ar-SA (Arabic (Saudi
Arabia), it will display the green "checked" icon, and work properly as
a N'ko spellchecker. However this is very bad diplomacy...

What is the process to get this acted upon ? Possibly this is not the
right place to post...
Anything I can do to help, I will, of course!

Thanks for help & advice.

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Version 4.1.4 : can N'ko be added to the list of complex scripts ?

jjmeric
that list is displayed in Tools/Options/Linguistic settings/Language

Thanks!

JJ
Le 20/03/2017 à 10:42, jjmeric a écrit :

> Hello everybody !
>
> I am currently about to release a spell-checker for Maninka (a West
> African language, mainly spoken in Guinea).
> This language is written in the N'ko script, a Right-to-left language
> like Arabic and others. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%27Ko_alphabet
>
> This requires two things:
>
> 1) the script should be listed in the list of Complex scripts
> (Linguistic options/Language) alongside Hindi, Arabic, etc.
> - a similar list is displayed in Format/character for "complex script
> font / language"
> I have the same requirement for Libre Office.
>
>
> 2) the value "nqo-GN" (official for N'ko) should be accepted as a
> Locale in the spell-checker's dictionaries.xcu file
>     <prop oor:name="Locales" oor:type="oor:string-list">
>        <value>nqo-GN</value>
>     </prop>
> NOTE :
> this works well in Libre Office, I mean : it is displayed as "N'ko" in
> the list of Languages for choice in Format/character for complex
> scripts, and it has the spellcheck green "checked" icon.
>
> This is the desired behavior, it does not work currently in Open
> Office 4.1.3.
> However, if I pretend my spell checker is for ar-SA (Arabic (Saudi
> Arabia), it will display the green "checked" icon, and work properly
> as a N'ko spellchecker. However this is very bad diplomacy...
>
> What is the process to get this acted upon ? Possibly this is not the
> right place to post...
> Anything I can do to help, I will, of course!
>
> Thanks for help & advice.
>
>

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