This is in reference to creating a Basic English dictionary for LibreOffice.
I teach university-level Business, and I am working on a project to pull together Business texts using a very limited vocabulary, so that they are accessible to non-native speakers and are easier to translate.
I am at my wits’ end. I have spent the past several weeks trying to find instructions on how to create a new dictionary, and it seems that everything that I have found relies on Aspell. I have looked for tutorials that explain to a non-programmer how to create and use new Aspell dictionaries, and the documentation
that I have found assumes a familiarity with Aspell that I do not have.
I am running LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 on Ubuntu 12.10.
Can you point me to something that explains to a reasonably clever layman how to create, install, and use an new Aspell dictionary in LibreOffice? Barring that, can you point me to a discussion board where someone like me might get help?
Perhaps just as important, how can I disable the standard dictionary, when using the custom dictionary, once I have created it?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.