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Old 20th July 2008, 12:01 PM
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F9 Open Office Dutch spell check

Good day,

I'm new to F9 and I like it!

I've downloaded and burned the six cd's and installed F9 on an IBM T30 Thinkpad laptop _without_ internet connection.

I've discovered that Open Office has no spell check installed.

I would like to have Open Office with Dutch spell check - is there a possibility to install the Dutch dictionary?

Thanks!
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Old 10th October 2008, 04:05 AM
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I have the same problem. I asume you're aware of the Open Taal Dutch dictionary, which is well worth using (I did when I still had Windoze.
What is frustrating is that the Open Office installed on Fedora 9 doesn't match the one for Windoze, or Ubuntu. In F9 there's no Add Dictionary wizard... Anyone any idea where to find this?
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Old 6th November 2008, 04:44 PM
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I don't have it and it is a problem.
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Old 7th November 2008, 06:07 PM
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You can get a dictionary from
http://ftp.services.openoffice.org/p...ries/nl_NL.zip

Install it manually by placing the .aff and .dic files in
/usr/share/myspell
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Old 7th November 2008, 07:48 PM
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Thanks David,

I found the main problem and it as you said just move the files. This link solves the problem of which files to download and how to install for OpenOffice.org 2.x.:

This link takes you to the overview of installing Dictionaries:
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Dictionaries

This is a link on that page that takes you to an install utility that allows you to select and install the dictionaries automatically.
http://ftp.services.openoffice.org/p...ooo/DicOOo.sxw

I'll stay on the thread and try to help if anyone has problems.

Last edited by metzjtm; 7th November 2008 at 07:50 PM. Reason: miss spelling
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Old 8th November 2008, 03:41 PM
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Thanks mtzjtm. The OOo dictionaries explanations, only elaborates how to install additional dictionaries of OOo's own. There is a Dutch site (Open Taal) that has a National Language Office approved spellchecker especially for Open Office, but other than that they make dics for Open Office, they're not related to the OOo developpers in any way. The Open Taal dictionary is different from and better than OOo's own Dutch dictionary... Hope you see my problem (though it was solved by DavidMcCann; he provided the directory where to place the dics.

As for the sxw application site, I haven't tried it yet. Will at a later date. Now it's time to sleep.
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Old 8th November 2008, 06:21 PM
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Thanks very much. This is a very good dictionary.
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Old 9th November 2008, 02:38 AM
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It is! It is the Open Office version of 'Het Groene Boekje'.

For non-Dutch readers, this translates as The Green Book, which is a given in Holland; it's the book with the officially recognised correct spelling of all Dutch words. No grammar rules or meanings, just spelling of words...

Yeah, it's Dutch. :s
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