Words with hyphens and personal wordlist

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Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:41 am Post

Hi folks. Using Scriv 1.9.7.

I am working on a novel (in English) that has some Chinese characters with names that include hyphens. For example, there is a character named Jia-Yi. Of course, Scriv's dictionary flags this as two incorrect words ("Jia" and "Yi") (so does Chrome's as I make this post). Since I am going to be using this character's name a lot, I'd really rather not have Scriv flag it unless I spell the name wrong, such as Jai-Yi, when I make a typo. Now, I could add the two halves of the name, "Jia," and "Yi," to my personal wordlist... But I don't ever need to use those two syllables of Jia-Yi's name alone. The only time I will type them is when I type "Jia-Yi" together with the hyphen.

So what I really need to do is have Scriv consider "Jia-Yi" as a single word, including the hyphen. Without the hyphen (JiaYi, Jia Yi) it should be flagged. But with it, I don't want "Jia-Yi" flagged.

However, if I put Jia-Yi (with the hyphen) into the wordlist, Scriv acts like it's not there in the list and flags both Jia and Yi. Clearly it considers the hyphen to be equivalent to the space and the two syllables of the name to be separate words.

Is there any way to get Scriv to recognize hyphens as part of the word?