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Install the hyphenation package for locale "ka"

asked 2020-12-01 16:39:02 +0200

Anastasios gravatar image

updated 2021-06-14 21:13:32 +0200

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How can I install a hyphenation package?

OS: MacOS Catalina

LO version: (plan to upgrade to 7 soon!)

My present locale is Greece and I would like to install hyphenation packages for Greek (I think that for English and French (?) they are already installed. The "ka" locale appeared in the error message as I opened LO today. It really means nothing to me.

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Please edit your question to add OS name, LO version and your present locale.

Do you mean the "Kâ" language spoken in an area comprising the Central African Republic or the Georgian language (ka in ISO-639-1)?

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ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-12-01 16:52:38 +0200 )edit

You probably changed the document language in some way unintentionally. Ignore the error.

I am not familiar with MacOS packaging, I can't help much. Under Linux, there are hyphenators (Hunspell) and language packs for Greek (hunspell-el & libreoffice-langpack-el), English (hunspell-en-GB, hunspell-en-US & libreoffice-langpack-en) and French (hunspell-fr and libreoffice-langpack-fr).

You can tell if any is installed in Tools>Options (may be in the Preferences menu in MacOS X), Language Settings>Writing Aids.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-12-01 17:18:56 +0200 )edit

The "ka" locale appeared in the error message

And what was the message?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-12-02 09:54:46 +0200 )edit

The message was: Install the hyphenation package for locale "ka"

Anastasios gravatar imageAnastasios ( 2020-12-02 11:29:49 +0200 )edit

Is that the exact wording? Weird then. The matter is that hyphenation packages are for languages, not for locales. Just curious: if you install a dictionary for Georgian, does it eliminate the message? However, the extension does not contain a hyphenation module, which means that it may not simply exist.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-12-02 12:24:35 +0200 )edit

Instead of (or prior to) installing a dictionary for Georgian, I closed LO and opened it again.

I opened the same file to edit and the message now became: «Install the hyphenation package for locale "la"»! N.B. an "l" in the place of the "k".

So it appears that the message is not relevant to an actual lack of a specific dictionary... (in any case my texts are not related to Georgian or CAR.

I checked the "Writing Aids" as suggested by ajlittoz and found that hyphenation and other dictionaries seem to be already installed for the Greek language. So, most probably, everything will work OK.

Anastasios gravatar imageAnastasios ( 2020-12-02 12:57:40 +0200 )edit

la = Latin

Close LO and open it again. Is now the message for "ma"? In which some internal counter has gone crazy.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-12-02 13:02:45 +0200 )edit

This time there was no error message at all. Strange, isn't it?

Anastasios gravatar imageAnastasios ( 2020-12-02 14:35:18 +0200 )edit

This morning the message appeared again, the two letters defining the missing hyphenation package were "tr" (Turkish?). I think I must live with these messages, deleting them when they appear. It is only once every first time I open the document. I think we already spent too much energy on a (TMHO) minor issue. Thank you all for your interest and effort.

Anastasios gravatar imageAnastasios ( 2020-12-03 10:37:41 +0200 )edit

Something is wrong with your configuration. Tell us if this still happens when you upgrade to 7. Maybe you consider upgrading your OS. This may also be a factor. Good luck!

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-12-03 10:46:49 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-12-02 09:50:41 +0200

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Thank you. I will try this as an improvement.

Anastasios gravatar imageAnastasios ( 2020-12-02 11:30:53 +0200 )edit
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