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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 http://www.opentaal.org/projecten/syn... 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: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/s...

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.

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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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