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asked 2017-07-15 12:12:37 +0200

TuxKey gravatar image

LibreOffice version; running os Fedora 26 fresh install.

already tried;

1) Tools --> Language --> More Dictionaries Online. This opens up the LibreOffice site , search Extensions. Drop down menus say the following. - Dictionary - Any Version -(sort on) Highest Rated - search field (tried the following) --> Dutch , dutch, NL , nl , nl_NL All no go. here is the link to the search site that opens from inside LibreOffice.

2) went looking on the site and found a tar containing a bunch of dictionary files. So decided try that route.

  • wget
  • unxz libreoffice-dictionaries-
  • tar xvf libreoffice-dictionaries-
  • cp nl_NL.dic ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/wordbook/
  • cp nl_NL.dic /usr/lib64/libreoffice/share/wordbook/

Then i double checked if the location of the dic file was correct or if there was a third option. - rpm -ql libreoffice-core.x86_64

Looked inside LibreOffice --> Tools --> Options --> LibreOffice -->Paths The location for Dictionaries stated ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/wordbook/
That's the location i found using rpm -ql Of course i tried restarting LibreOffice Writer. This being the second day when i decided to ask the community for help. i rebooted my wife's laptop so everything is restarted.

i frankly don't know what's left to do???? i expected option 1 would work inside Writer adding a language. But option 2 should be the solution not the easy one and not one i would like to see new users having to use but still it doesn't work what else am i supposed to do now ? My mission was switching my wife from Windows to Linux and in my case Fedora because of my work with Centos.

Any help would be very much appreciated. i read a few questions similar to mine but none with the same in depth version numbers and what the person tried before asking others. So it's not clear if he/she tried everything i tried. Thank you all.

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answered 2017-07-17 17:06:38 +0200

gabix gravatar image

You must install dictionaries as extensions. The method you have chosen is totally wrong. By the way, where did you learn it?

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Thanks for your answer but i already tried that. if you read my explanation point 1) where i tried to install the dictionary using Extentions you'll see i was not able to find the Dutch dictionary extension my search was for every possible way to write dutch. After that didn't work i simple started hacking and trying to find a work around. So option 2) was my way of trying to make it work.

TuxKey gravatar imageTuxKey ( 2017-07-18 12:52:43 +0200 )edit

Indeed, the LO extensions site does not include a Dutch dictionary. However, the AOO site does.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-07-18 15:04:20 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-07-17 16:40:15 +0200

I don't know RPM based systems, but to add a dictionary under Ubuntu, I did the following: sudo apt install -y hunspell-en-gb libreoffice-l10n-en-gb hunspell-en-za libreoffice-l10n-en-za

I think you could probably do something like that with the appropriate RPM command and dictionaries.

Regards Derek

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Thanks Derek,

in my quest to fix the problem i thought about hunspell midst all the teeth grinding and being madd why i did not work. using extensions...So i forgot all about it .. Thanks mate it did the trick. on Fedora and Centos,red hat system it's pretty easy. dnf install hunspell-nl GB and US where already installed on my system (oeps hahhaha)

TuxKey gravatar imageTuxKey ( 2017-07-18 13:20:04 +0200 )edit
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