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I have downloaded the dutch thesaurus (thes_nl.oxt), in LO 5.2.2. but it doesn't work. It installs, but doesn't show in Writer.

asked 2016-10-05 00:08:45 +0200

Arjan gravatar image

updated 2016-10-07 10:18:23 +0200

floris v gravatar image

I installed the_nl.oxt Dutch thesaurus from OpenTaal. It installs OK (I think) in extension manager, but Thesaurus in Writer Tools stays gray. Right-clicking a word also doesn't give me any synonyms. What can I do?

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For starters, you should better point where you downloaded the extension from.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2016-10-06 10:50:22 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-10-06 21:46:09 +0200

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updated 2016-10-08 10:31:57 +0200

Confirmed. Downloaded from and took the 3.x version. Installs fine in LO and AOO 4.1.2, runs in AOO (after some hassles) but refuses to work in LO 5.2.2. Might be a bug in LO, might be something in the file that's no longer supported.

Filed bug report here:

Answered by Urmas on the bug list:

"The Dictionaries.xcu contains malformed property key for supported locales, so it doesn't work.

(To fix it manually, extract the said file from the OXT archive, replace all 4 <value>nl_XX</value> tags with a single one, separating their values with spaces, like "nl_NL nl_BE .....", then re-add the corrected file back."

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The 3.x version runs in AOO 4.2.0 (developers' build) without any hassle. It looks like yet another thing broken by LibreOffice developers.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2016-10-07 08:43:09 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-10-05 00:22:26 +0200

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Did you restart the program? Close all instances of LibO (including the quickstarter, if you use it) and try again. Also check the language settings on your text: on the status bar you can see the language set for the text on the current cursor position.

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