[sword-devel] v1.5.4rc3 BUG

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 4 Sep 2002 16:53:01 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Dan Bertles wrote:

> When the cursor is over the word "peace", the dictionary hint displays the
> definition for "peacock".

This is correct behavior.

We cannot require that words be 100% identical or you would be complaining
that hovering over "waters" doesn't bring up "water".  For languages with
more inflectional morphology than English, this becomes ever more
necessary.  It's also useful when a derived form doesn't exist in the
dictionary, but the stem does since you will probably get the stem (though
at the moment it only works for suffixation, not other forms of
affixation).  It is easy to imagine a language where "-ock" is an affix
that causes the "-e" to be dropped.

In other words, it's not a bug and it's working as Troy designed it.