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How can I contribute to the spelling in a dictionary? [closed]

asked 2014-08-17 12:42:00 +0100

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updated 2014-08-18 02:32:38 +0100

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I am a biologist student, and I would be glad to improve the English spelling dictionary of LibreOffice with the terminology of natural sciences. Where can I do that?

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answered 2014-08-18 04:03:07 +0100

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updated 2014-08-18 04:06:06 +0100

Greater detail is required on what is meant by:

improve the English spelling dictionary of LibreOffice with the terminology of natural sciences.

English dictionaries have no upstream

Which variant of English (en_AU, en_CA, en-GB, en_US, en_ZA) is being referred to? There is no effective up-stream provider for the default English dictionaries used by LO, refer bug fdo#79751. Anyone wanting to take over the job of maintaining one of these English variants needs to consider it is a time-consuming task requiring a great deal of consideration of the variants indicated.

Create a field-specific extension

To me, the request sounds more like a desire to add field-specific terms. Terms of a field-specific nature should be made available via a dictionary extension. Even cultural dictionaries are often added in this manner to allow greater control. A list of currently available dictionary extensions can be found here.

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answered 2014-08-18 00:32:39 +0100

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