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Location of language dictionaries in Ubuntu / Linux [closed]

asked 2015-08-20 20:54:34 +0100

rwestein gravatar image

updated 2020-08-23 18:45:06 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Where are the language dictionary files located in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

The quality of the Dutch spell-checker is not very good.. Is it possible to edit the dictionary files? Where do I find them?

in .config/libreoffice/4/user/extensions/shared is nothing to be found

I user LO with several languages installed On UBUNTU 14.04

[Edit: added LO4.2.8 + ubuntu14.04 tags]

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close date 2020-08-23 18:46:34.571367


There seems to be a problem in UBUNTU and MINT with the Dutch spell check. I've installed LO 5 in Ubuntu 15.04 and some words are note getting the correct suggestions... I will report that as an bug. thanks!

rwestein gravatar imagerwestein ( 2015-08-22 10:14:15 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-08-21 06:23:32 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Go to (menu):ToolsOptionsLibreOfficePaths

(the above is accurate for 4.4.4 + 5.0.0)

Dictionaries are located on my Debian 6.0 at:


The single file at that location is "standard.dic", and is the user additions.

I've installed from the LibreOffice web source rather than from Repo. On my system LO dictionaries are located at:


(see also README at these locations)

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

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The /opt/ file directory is not the default location for libreoffice therefore I wanted to down vote this answer.

Lionmcc gravatar imageLionmcc ( 2019-01-20 20:15:58 +0100 )edit

Thanks Alex. This is just what I was looking for

crazypiglady gravatar imagecrazypiglady ( 2019-02-27 18:08:43 +0100 )edit

answered 2015-08-21 10:39:15 +0100

rwestein gravatar image

I cannot find the OPT folder... It is missing, while i have worked with some time ago...

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