Remove dictionaries

How do I remove different flavors of dictionaries?

For example, during LO installation I’ve selected to setup the Spanish dictionary but I ended up having a dozen Spanish dictionaries (e.g. Colombia, Mexico, Chile, etc). I only want to keep the Spanish (Spain) dictionary and remove the rest.

During installation I can only select the “Spanish” dict and it will setup all the flavors.

Read these guidelines and ask a good question. In particular, what is your operating system?

Sorry, my OS is Windows 7

Installing hunspell packages for some languages (like french and spanish) includes installing many different localizations. One cannot choose to install only one of them.

On Ubuntu Linux, the only effective system-wide solution is to manually remove the unwanted dictionaries from the /usr/share/myspell and/or /usr/share/hunspell.

One dictionary consist of two files: one .dic and one .aff
Just remove (or place into a subfolder) the unwanted ones, restart LibreOffice (or Thunderbird or any other program) to see the changes.

An old thread, but anyway…

I don’t have experience with the windows version, but I think you can uninstall the dictionaries provided by the windows installer and then install only the specific locale you need downloading it from the Spanish dictionaries repository.

@zinzolin There is life beyond *buntu: not only the OP works on windows, but also openSUSE does not package all the Spanish dictionaries together, so you can install exactly the particular locale you need and nothing else :wink: