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Removing autocorrection entry doesn't do anything

asked 2019-06-12 06:54:45 +0200

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The default version of LibreOffice in French comes with common typos and diactritics corrections in the autocorrect list. It still uses the "old" orthograph from pre-1990, though.

Although the old school way of writing is still accepted, I prefer using the new one. But alas, some of the words I write are "corrected" to the old version. It is for example the case for "apparait" that is corrected to "apparaît" (circumflex on the i). I want to keep the word as I type it.

  • I went to AutoCorrect tools, selected the corresponding line and deleted it, but the correction still applies.
  • I did the same to all the other French languages (there are a few localizations), but nothing changed.
  • Of course, I restarted LibreOffice, I even tried to power cycle my computer, but nothing works.

How can this happen? Where does LibreOffice get the replacement rule? Is there some kind of cache I should empty?

Versions: LibreOffice on Fedora 29.

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2019-06-12 13:49:54 +0200

RGB-es gravatar image

See this bug report:

Bug 96787 - AutoCorrect: After Removal of Replacement Entry the Replacement Itself is still Performed.

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answered 2019-06-12 09:16:43 +0200

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updated 2019-06-12 13:41:53 +0200

Autocorrect / autoreplacement items can be found both in the user profile and in the program directory such as <install path>/share/autocorr/. Search for files such as acor_fr.dat and acor_fr-XX.dat (XX for country codes), remove as necessary.

Try replacing your acor_fr_FR.dat with the one I attach here (rename the file first):


Does it help?

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If I remove it, it just reinitialize the preferences and "connait"→"connaît" appears again! My problem is that even though I remove it from the list (and thus create an acor_fr-XX.dat), the replacement still applies.

Oltarus gravatar imageOltarus ( 2019-06-12 13:22:12 +0200 )edit

I can't reproduce. If I remove acor_fr.dat, all French autocorrect entries are gone and apparait does not turn into apparaît, if I restore the file, autocorrect restores. Maybe, you have some permission issues.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2019-06-12 13:35:31 +0200 )edit
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