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Actually, the dictionary list did not have en_GB there when we started, since the OOo dictionary list did not have one. I found it only a few weeks ago and added it to the NA dictionary list.

I just checked.  OOo's list still does not have en_GB, but they have:
1] Engligh                         Chemistry Dictionary
2] English English dictionaries with fixed dash handling and new ligature and phonetic suggestion support
3] English (Australian)        English Australian Dictionary
4] English (Canadian) Canadian English Spell Checking, Hyphenation and Thesaurus
5] English (New Zealand)    English New Zealand Dictionary
6] English (South African)   South African English spell checking dictionary
7] English (US)                  US English Spell Checking Dictionary


NA has:

1 ] English (Australian)           English Australian Dictionary
2 ] Australian-medical-dict---en-au-med____2008-07-01 3 ] English (Canadian) Canadian English Spell Checking, Hyphenation and Thesaurus
4*] English (Great Britain)      English-British en-GB-oed 2005-06-13
5 ] English (New Zealand)      English New Zealand Dictionary
6 ] English (South African) South African English spell checking dictionary
7 ] English (US)                    US English Spell Checking Dictionary
8*] US English with a .dic file dated April 19 2011 9*] English-US-Medical-openmedspel____April-22-2008 Chemistry Dictionary over 105,000 words

10] Multi localized version Australian, Canadian, Great Britain, New Zealand, US English dictionaries with fixed dash handling and new ligature and phonetic suggestion support -- 2010-02-15 thru 2010-03-09
     contains words from the following dictionaries, etc.:
en_AU, en_CA, en_GB, en_US, en_ZA, hyphen_GB, hyphen_US, thesaurus_GB/US

* - not found on the OOo dictionary list.


I would like to show the date of the dictionary .dic file with the dictionary information showing which one is the most up-to-date. The default English dictionary files[s] is several years old. I found a .dic file from this year so I created a updated one that could be used.

English (Great Britain)      English-British en-GB-oed 2005-06-13

This en_GB dictionary has it's .dic file [i.e. word list] dated for June 2005. There must be a word list out there that is more up-to-date. I did find an unabridge dictionary word list that has about 213,550 words in it. I have not looked at it to see if they made sure the words that "must" begin with a capital letter is capitalized. I also have word lists with common sir names and a few that have only male and female names in them. I have one that has Bible words and another one with movie character names, actor's names, etc., etc..

It would be nice to produce our own dictionaries with word lists that are not currently covered. I wonder how many people would want one that has words, and maybe names, that are in the Christian Bible? Many of those words are not part of the modern English language, since the most common versions of the Bible has language used before 1600, I believe. It would be mice to have a word list that is for other Science areas instead of just Chemistry. I know that there was a person looking for Science related dictionaries, a few months ago. Besides Chemistry and Medical ones, Latin was the only other one that could be Science based, or used in Science.

I do have a US English names .oxt file that was produced a few years ago. It was dated October 2008, but "common" names do not change much or many new ones. Of course, my last name is not in the list, or any of the common variations of it. Maybe it is just Great Britain origin, not ones that have [other?] European origins.

On 06/17/2011 04:16 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Don't be sorry about finding it.  I was just about to look for it but you saved
me the couple of clicks it would have taken.  I use it without really thinking
about where i got it from
Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

From: Rajesh Sankar R<>
Sent: Thu, 16 June, 2011 18:02:31
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Introduction about me

I am sorry I did find a English(UK) dictionary.

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Rajesh Sankar R<>wrote:

Hi Tim,
    I did have a look at the DVD contents. The dictionary contains almost
all the major languages in India. I guess it must be enough. I would like to
receive the archive containing the CSS and images. I would also like to
confirm with you if I can create an unique DVD book art, and CD art. Here in
India we use English(UK), I would like to know if there is a dictionary on


You might want to look at the dictionary list we have.  The large list,
below the small one, has as many dictionaries I could find.  Since there are
many languages and dialects in India, I hope there are a few in this list
that would be helpful for the students of your college.  As far as I have
been told, or read, there are ways to create simple dictionaries from word
lists.  So if you need a dictionary for a language/dialect, all you need to
start is a large enough word list.  There should be enough documentation
online, somewhere, to give you the information to go from that point.

Let me/us know what you think.

Tim Lungstrom
webmaster, and lead DVD editor for the North American Community DVD
dedicated to Canadian, US American, Mexican, Latin American users [north
to south].

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