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asked 2012-09-28 20:28:14 +0200yowbooks
I'm running Windows7 64-bit Pro and cannot make Libre 184.108.40.206 work with the English USA dictionary, since upgrading. The dictionary for the English USA language does not work. I've tried everything I've seen posted on other threads.
Using Libreoffice without a spellchecker is like flying blind. I reported this as a bug and was told there is no bug. But every support link the admin gave me was to a legacy version and NOTHING works any more.
So now I am very disheartened by the fact that I now have to reinstall a legacy copy of Word 2000 in order to spell check my documents. This is pathetic.
answered 2013-03-02 16:42:30 +0200manj_k
(Your question is rather a new question, but I'll try to give a short answer, and to add some related links.)
(1) Tools → Languages → For Selection → More...
That's the correct behavior (there you can select the desired language in the drop-down lists):
(A) fdo#32780 · fdo#36091 · fdo#37919 · fdo#58385,
Specification (OOo): http://www.openoffice.org/specs/appwide/linguistic/
(B) Bug 39793 - UI · FORMATTING: 'Set Language for Paragraph/Selection > More...' should always open the 'Font' tab (dialog 'Character')
(C) fdo#58579, follow-up request for enhancement: Bug 58591 - Setting text language dialogs are misleading
(2) Language guessing tool
@ROSt52: I observed that several lines of text are needed in a selection before the language is selectable under Tools / Language / For Selection
LO tries to detect an undefined language with its "language guessing tool"
(you may open the files
"*.lm" with a text editor;
(See also: Set_Language_Attribute_for_Text.odt · 1.1.3 Dynamic Language List Generation for Context Menu)
(3) Showing more languages
@ROSt52: I would have expected that Writer shows the installed languages by default when opening: Tools / Languages / For Selection
You may create a paragraph style "Text body xy" for each desired language (Font → Language → xy), save it as a new template, and set it as your default template. Then you should get these languages (in an empty new document) as options in "Tools → Language → ...".
See also → [Solved] Tools>Language question
answered 2013-03-02 12:58:08 +0200ROSt52
Triggered by this discussion a made a test in writer.
I am running XPprof/SP3 with Asian language support LibO: Version 220.127.116.11 (Build ID: 5b93205) Installed languages: English (default) German, Dutch, Japanese
I typed half a line English / German / Dutch
English is default language and recognized immediately and correct.
I selected German and then Tools / Languages / For Selection but could not select German. The"More" possibility lead to the Character setting window.
I selected Dutch and then Tools / Languages / For Selection got shown Africaans but could not select Dutch. The"More" possibility lead to the Character setting window.
I observed that several lines of text are needed in a selection before the language is selectable under Tools / Language / For Selection
I would have expected that Writer shows the installed languages by default when opening: Tools / Languages / For Selection
Is this a bug or is there more in the background which I don't see yet?
answered 2013-03-02 06:34:16 +0200qubit
What's the bug # of your old bug? I'd like to take a look at why it was "deleted."
Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".
answered 2012-10-04 07:45:10 +0200High-N-Dry
Using LibreOffice 3.6 with Windows XP for two months now. OpenOffice did a much better job with dictionaries. Could the LibreOffice project team please set up a task force to clear up this serious bug with dictionaries, so that whatever dictionary that is installed works, and whatever language option chosen works and stays that way? Thank you for working on this. Hopefully by version 3.7 this bug would be permanently squashed.
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Asked: 2012-09-28 20:28:14 +0200
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