[Mageia-discuss] Spell checkers on Libre Office

andre999 andre999.mga at laposte.net
Wed Sep 14 14:02:53 CEST 2011

Sigrid Carrera a écrit :
> 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. :)

That's right.  At least the Mageia libreoffice package uses hunspell.

>>> 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.

The problem with this list is it is too easy to overlook questions, because of 
the large volume, compared with the forum format.  But totally appropriate to 
ask questions here.  Just sometimes you have to ask twice :)

> Sigrid


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