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Spell check Office German: generally wrong with compound nouns ("Deppenleerzeichen")

In German, compound nouns are usually written in one word (in contrast to English: two words with a blank) or with a hyphen. I have very often experienced though that a correct word and spelling like "Kokosmilch" (coconut milk) is wrongly identified as wrong/unknown and the suggestion is "Kokos Milch" which is in no case correct German. There is even a linguistic term for that: Deppenleerzeichen (fool's blank). That says all. With this option, Microsoft promotes bad writing especially among those Germans who are weak in grammar knowledge. My advice would be to do it the other way round! If someone types "Kokos Milch," then the spell check should propose to change that into "Kokosmilch". Could you please try implement that feature? If that's not possible, just get rid off the general proposal of separate nouns. There are no seperate nouns in German. Best, Dr. Sardina (Linguist)

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