OpenOffice dictionaries

Asked by theOtherOne on 2009-09-03

Hello,

I would like to know how OpenOffice (go-oo) builds dictionaries/spell checkers list (right clic).

I just want to remove extra languages like fr-be or en-us.

thanx in advance,

theOtherOne

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theOtherOne (fsosson) said : #2

Ok with you when using official OOo but it's different with go-oo. In case of go-oo there is no dictionary.lst file.

Catarina (catarinafs) said : #3

Supposedly, if you install a new language on your system, it will install spellchecking and writing aids support on that language. But to remove it's actually harder, because some dictionaries come bundled with the language you chose when installing Ubuntu.

Have you tried to create that dictionary.lst file and copy that to go-oo's folder? Might help :/ Can't you consider installing the official OOo?

Catarina (catarinafs) said : #4

Supposedly, if you install a new language on your system, it will install spellchecking and writing aids support on that language. But to remove it's actually harder, because some dictionaries come bundled with the language you chose when installing Ubuntu.

Have you tried to create that dictionary.lst file and copy that to go-oo's folder? Might help :/

Can't you consider installing the official 32-bit OOo?

theOtherOne (fsosson) said : #5

maybe I have to consider ton install official OOo is this is the only on solution...

Catarina (catarinafs) said : #6

Well, I found this really useful command line, that might help you removing locale packages that you don't need:

"Firstly to remove unnecessary data from the locale cache, which is essentially all the assorted translations available for packages you are installing. I would install localepurge you will be prompted to select the locales you wish to keep, this will depend on the country you reside in, for me it would be the three EN_GB entries."

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Diet%20Ubuntu

Supposedly, if you take out the fr-be locale, there won't be any fr-be dictionaries on your system unless you install them manually.

Hope this finally answers your question ;)