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Automated Dictionary Installers:

===> DicOOo Macro: multi-platform
===> DictInstall: Windows
===> OOoDI: Unix, Linux


*** DicOOo Macro: Multi-Platform, Multi-Language, On/Off-Line Dictionary Installer

The macro in DicOOo.sxw, created by Laurent Godard, is a multi-platform solution for installing dictionaries:
  1. on any platform executing OpenOffice.org and with DicOOo.sxw available;
  2. On-Line: install dictionaries from the Internet while connected; or
  3. Off-Line: use Dictionary Packs for installation from a local network, hard disk or Community CD.

We hope that Community distributors will find DicOOo and dictionary packs a useful addition on their CDs.

Some notes on building or modifying Off-Line Dictionary Packs for your requirements:
This feature is especially dedicated to distributing dictionaries with CDs. An Off-Line Dictionary Pack contains 3 text files and the included dictionary zip files. The 3 text files describe what the off-line pack contains for each dictionary type:

  1. spell.txt: for the included spellchecker zip files. Uses same structure as the http://lingucomponent.openoffice.org/available.lst file.
  2. hyph.txt: for the included hyphenation zip files. Uses same structure as the http://lingucomponent.openoffice.org/hyphavail.lst file.
  3. thes.txt: for the included thesaurus zip files. Uses same structure as the http://lingucomponent.openoffice.org/thesavail.lst file.
Moreover, DicOOo code has been designed to limit the needed modification to the code, to let it start in off-line mode by default. Users who want to adapt it, have only to focus on two global constants in the LangPack module:
    StartOffLine=0 ; 0/1 to deactivate/activate off-line mode by default
    NomPackLang="" ; Name of the off-line pack zip file. Relative URLs to DicOOo location are allowed

Tech Notes:

When finished installing dictionaries, exit OpenOffice.org and exit the QuickStarter if it's running.
Restart OpenOffice.org and navigate to Tools>Options>Language Settings>Writing Aids.
Select your new dictionaries. :-))

DicOOo Tutorials Available:

Deutsch, html   :: English, pdf & sxw  :: Español, html  :: Français, pdf & sxw  ::


Make a tutorial in another lang? Suggestion for improvement? Error?   Contact Richard at openoffice.org.


*** DictInstall: OOo Dictionary Installer for Windows

For Windows, Lee Corbin has created a nicely automated Dictionary Installer. Binary and source are available for
Lee Corbin's DictInstall for Windows.

        --> Lee's Dictionary Install Tips for Windows,  in
    English | Deutsch | Français | Español | Finnish | Danish | Greek | Italian | Nederlands



*** OOoDI: OOo Dictionary Installer for Linux/Unix

For Linux/Unix, Jonathan Hudson has created a nice, automated Dictionary Installer. Binary and source are available at http://ooodi.sourceforge.net.

        --> Jonathan's Dictionary Install Tips for Linux.


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