Talk:Documentation/OOoAuthors User Manual/Getting Started/Choosing language settings

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Where do I suggest things?

I just have to state that I find the language/locale handling of OpenOffice documents EXCEPTIONALLY FRUSTRATING. How the FLYING FSCK are one supposed to set the language for a particular document? And the default for this default? For you English localers, I have to point out one IDIOTICALLY ANNOYING feature: The 'i' to 'I' auto-correct feature. In Norwegian, and at least all Scandinavian languages, we use a free-standing 'i' all the time (it means "in"). When this is auto-corrected to that devilishly fubarred 'I' (capital 'i'), it frustrates the daylights out of us. I cannot even start to count how many times I've seen Norwegian documents with capital 'i's all over the place, totally pointing out in a very sad way how difficult it is for normal human beings to even use something as simple as a damn text-editing program. This shit just got to stop - I need somewhere absurdly simple place to set "language for this document: Norwegian". It is OK that sections of a document can be set to be another language - as one easily can envision that an excerpt in English or Spanish is embedded in a Norwegian document, and it would be very nice to be able to use the spell checker there too. But for fsck's sake: The default language of a document, and the default for this default, must be SIMPLE TO SET. God damn. Stolsvik 14:08, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Your comment is on the Talk page of Community developed documentation... ie no OOo developers will see this. This topic is being discussed on the OOo Community Forum (which is the topic you started there). The correct actions for requesting a change have been discussed in the forum thread (eg opening an OOo Issue). --ccornell 17:36, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
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