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FS#68684 - [aspell-pl] Wrong encoding of dictionary file

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Krzysztof Miernik (kmiernik) - Friday, 20 November 2020, 11:44 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 20 November 2020, 16:57 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Johannes Löthberg (demize)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
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File pl_PL.dic is supposed to be in UTF-8 encoding (result of uchardet), but it is not. Any program using this dictionary marks input text containing special characters as misspelled words. Package hunspell-pl is based on the same dictionary ( but the dictionary file pl_PL.dic is properly converted to UTF-8 encoding.

Additional info:
* package version(s): 20201011-1

Steps to reproduce:
* Use spell checker in any program using aspell (Firefox, Thunderbird, ...)
* Enter word containing special polish characters
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Comment by Johannes Löthberg (demize) - Saturday, 21 November 2020, 13:09 GMT
Both Firefox and Thunderbird use hunspell dictionaries, not aspell. Have you actually tried it with a program that uses aspell?

Grabbing some random Polish text from Wikipedia and piping it into `aspell -l pl -a` seems to work fine as it is, so would be interesting to see an actually reproduction case.
Comment by Krzysztof Miernik (kmiernik) - Saturday, 21 November 2020, 14:17 GMT
I had to remove aspell completely to make the spell checking actually work correctly. I had both aspell and hunspell installed, now I have only the latter and it works, so I assumed that this was due to encoding. Actually the pl_PL.dic file opened by any editor (vim, gedit, ...) show wrong symbols in places where polish letters should be. The hunspell version looks ok by visual inspection.