[Mageia-discuss] Spell checkers on Libre Office

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Sep 14 12:50:00 CEST 2011

Am 14.09.2011 11:50, schrieb Sigrid Carrera:
> Hi Alejandro, *,
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:00:31 +0200
> Alejandro López<listas.apl at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Florian Hubold<doktor5000 at arcor.de>  wrote:
>>> Am 14.09.2011 10:07, schrieb Alejandro López:
>>>> As I got not one answer for this question, I presume I asked in the
>>>> wrong list. Can someone tell me which would be the right list?
>>>> 2011/9/11 Alejandro López<listas.apl at gmail.com>:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I have my system running in spanish and LibreOffice was correctly
>>>>> installed
>>>>> in spanish and spell checker is working fine.
>>>>> However, I usually write documents also in french and english. I'm trying
>>>>> to
>>>>> install the dictionaries for those extra languages without success. Are
>>>>> there packages in mageia for that? I tried with the
>>>>> libreoffice-langpack-*
>>>>> packages but when I try to select any of them I get this error:
>>>>> -----------------------------------------------------
>>>>> Following package cannot be selected:
>>>>> libreoffice-langpack-fr- (because
>>>>> libreoffice-core[==
>>>>>] is not satisfied)
>>>>> -----------------------------------------------------
>>>>> and the package is deselected. Needless to say that the libreoffice-core
>>>>> package I have installed in my system is exactly
>>>>> My questions are:
>>>>> - are the langpack packages the way to install dictionaries?
> No, usually you need to install the corresponding extension
> (.oxt-file).
> You can find extensions here:
> http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/ Yes, this is an
> openoffice-link, but those extensions work for libreoffice as well.
> (If you experience any problems with the download (like a timeout),
> just hit reload as many times as possible. There are a few problems
> with the availability of the server...
>>>>> - If yes, why then I get this error message?
>>>>> - If not, which is then the right method for installing dictionaries?
>>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>>> Alejandro.
>>> I'm not into libreoffice, but i think it uses myspell dictionaries.
>>> The libreoffice-fr package only contains french translations of libreoffice,
>>> AFAIK. You want myspell-fr_FR and one of the myspell-en_ variants
>>> (en_GB, en_US, en_ZA ...)
> Florian, I'm not sure that libreoffice uses myspell. I thought it
> uses hunspell. But I can be wrong of course. But looking at my Mageia
> Installation, I only have aspell and hunspell installed. And I have a
> German dictionary for LibreOffice. :)
Uhmm, sorry i confused myspell for aspell. Spellchecking from packages
point of view is rather difficult, f.ex. Firefox uses hunspell as spellchecker,
but myspell-$lang packages provide the dictionaries.

As you're more into {libre,open}office, could you ask somebody about
definitive informations which spellchecker it uses, which dictionaries and
if the extensions is really needed. I thought that extension is already
contained in libfreoffice-$lang, no?

>>> About the installation problem i'm not sure, but maybe the forum
>>> is better suited than this list for troubleshooting?
>> Thanks. I thought this mailling list was for this type of questions.
>> Sorry for the noise.
> Don't be sorry. You can ask such questions here. Or in the forum.
> What ever you prefer.
> Sigrid

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