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Non-automated Spelling / Hyphenation Installation


Non-automated Spelling Installation

  1. To install these dictionaries in build OO641C, OOo100, OOo101, OOo102, or later:
  2. Close all open OOo windows and the Quickstarter, before installing and editing the dictionary.lst file.
  3. Copy the compressed dictionary file into OpenOffice.org /share/dict/ooo/ and unzip it.
  4. Edit the dictionary.lst file in that same directory (create it if it doesn't exist) using a text editor,
    to register a dictionary for a specific locale (the same dictionary can be registered for multiple locales).

    For example:
    To add the de_DE.zip dictionary under the German (Germany) locale to OOo, you would:

    cd c:\Program_Files\OOo101\user\wordbook\
    or
    cd c:\Program_Files\OOo102\share\dict\ooo\
    or
    cd /home/jrandom/OOo101/user/wordbook/
    or
    cd /home/jrandom/OOo102/share/dict/ooo/


    unzip de_DE.zip



    And then using a text editor add the following line to dictionary.lst:

    DICT de DE de_DE
    This line tells OOo to register the affix file de_DE.aff and the wordlist de_DE.dic to the locale, de DE,
    which is German (Germany). Save the changes.

    The specific fields of this line are:
      Field 1: Entry Type "DICT" marks the entry as a dictionary pattern descriptor
      Field 2: Language code from Locale "en" or "de" or "pt" ... (see ISO Language Code page)
      Field 3: Country code from Locale "US" or "GB" or "PT" ... (see ISO Country Code page)
      Field 4: Root name of Dictionary "english" or "en_US" or ... (do not add the .aff or .dic extensions to the name)

  5. Now, start up OpenOffice.org, and click on:
    Tools->Options->LanguageSettings->WritingAids
    Hit "Edit" and use the pull down menu to select your locale
    and then, make sure to check the MySpell/Hunspell Spell Checker for that locale.

That's it! Your spelling dictionary is installed and registered for that language.

Note: Windows users may need to exit OpenOffice.org and close the QuickStarter
before being able to access the hyphenation patterns, since the QuickStarter caches the contents
of dictionary.lst and the changes are not seen until the next reload.



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Non-automated Hyphenation Installation

Unpack the archive into the directory <OpenOffice.org installation directory>/share/dict/ooo

Open the file "dictionary.lst" present in that directory in your favourite text editor and add the following line:

    HYPH it IT hyph_it
    Save the changes.

    The meaning of the fields are as follows:

      Field 1: "HYPH" marks the entry as a hyphenation pattern descriptor.
      Field 2: Language code from Locale "en" or "it" or "pt" or etc. (see ISO Language Code page)
      Field 3: Country code from Locale "IT" ... (see ISO Country Code page)
      Field 4: Name of the file containing the patterns (without extention).


    Now start up OpenOffice.org and go to:

    Tools->Options->LanguageSettings->WritingAids

    Hit "Edit" and use the pull down menu to select the language you want to add; check the box next to ALTLinux LibHnj Hyphenator.

    That's it! Your hyphenation dictionary is installed and registered for that language.

    Note: Windows users may need to exit OpenOffice.org and close the QuickStarter before being able to access the hyphenation patterns,
    since the QuickStarter caches the contents of dictionary.lst and the changes are not seen until the next reload.


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