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how can I use spellcheck dutch

asked 2015-08-04 23:52:12 +0200

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updated 2015-08-23 11:38:32 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

version 4.4.5.2 LibreOffice is Locale en_US Language I want to spellcheck=Dutch

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answered 2015-08-06 11:19:54 +0200

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There is a Dutch LibreOffice support and discussion group on http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/ which I am sure you will find useful.

But to have Dutch support you will need to load the Dutch Language Pack. I believe this contains the Dutch dictionary. Just as we install the en_GB pack for the English dictionary. You can then keep the locale to whichever Language you wish....Peter

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answered 2015-08-06 07:06:02 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

updated 2015-08-06 17:49:16 +0200

LO does NOT currently have a Dutch spell-checker extension. Whoops-a-daisy. Try either:

Go: (menu):ToolsOptionsLanguage SettingsLanguages

  1. Set User Interface to what you wish
  2. Set Locale setting to your locale
  3. Set Default languages for documents to Dutch
    (must be same as spell-check language, one-only)
    (this one decides whether your spell-checker will work or not)

Go (menu):ToolsExtension Manager...

  1. Look for “Dutch spelling dictionary, and hyphenation rules 2.0.0 (OpenTaal)”?
    (see also Q11637)

    (if not available):
  2. Obtain a spell-check extension for the same "Default languages..." as above
  3. Install it

You can find your current locale from a terminal under Linux
(there is lots more than I show; try to have them all the same):-

:~$ locale
LANG=en_GB.UTF-8

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔).

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Of course it existed back then. There just isn't a wiki page in Dutch with the information on that page. If you had scrolled down, you'd have found the Dutch dictionary.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-07-19 09:19:58 +0200 )edit
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