On 1/26/2014 7:52 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
>I am talking about two ways. 1 - usable dictionaries in the list. 2 -
different languages you can change your menus to.
I don't know if this helps you or not, but this is what I've done with
LibO 3.x and 4.x:
(Note: higher version numbers do not necessarily support things that
lower version numbers did.)
* 45 dictionaries installed;
* 20 different writing systems in a single document;
* 75 different languages in a single document. This does not include
* UI can be changed between 10 different languages.;
The most important thing is that if you want spell checking and grammar
checking to work correctly, you _must_ use language specific styles.
* en_uk.standard text;
* en_us.standard text;
* en_za.standard text;
* af_za.standard text;
* xh_za.standard text;
What LibO really needs, is for styles to specify the writing system, the
language, and the localization.
install and be able to switch back and forth between English and the
other non-English languages?
Yet, since you can switch between language packs and their help packs, how many can you
This is where you need to provide a poster near the computer, showing
how to switch to a UI language that the user can understand.
(This is something that the Documentation team could create/distribute.)
Of course, if a center worker needs to switch the menus back to English,
or to their default settings, how easy is it if the person/worker does
not read/speak the language the menu is currently in?
Changing from their literate language, to something they don't know/read
is fairly easy.
The issue is always going to be switching from that unknown language to
their literate language. For that, the ease of doing so literally
depends upon how good the poster is.
Is it possible to make a script to reset the "preferences" back to a default instead of
some manual copy/paste-over some file?
There was such a script for OOo 1.1.3-ZA, but it did not work with
either OOo 1.1.3-en_US, nor with OOo 1.1.4. (It was customized for the
changes made for 1.1.3-ZA, thar no other versio of OOo 1.x had.
I do remember reading about a script for OOo 2.x, for distribution in
either India, or South Africa. I don't know how well it worked, though.
I do not know if LO can write both English
and Hebrew, since one is left to right and the other is right to left
Yes, but intermixing English words in a Hebrew sentence, or Hebrew words
in an English sentence can be problematic.(Language specific character
styles are helpful, but don't always save one, when trying to add or
delete something between the Hebrew and English text.
languages around by enabling/disabling them in the Extension Manager?
Have 10 languages listed in the E.M. and you disable all but the 2,3, or
4, language used within the current document. Then disable some of the
current ones and enable others. Would that allow the supporting of 10
or 20 different languages and/or regional variations?
How much RAM does the system have?
How much free space is on the hard drive?
So how many of these languages, and their variants, can LO support and
use at one time?
Once upon a time, I tried to install language packs for all of the
official languages of India. The only thing I remember about that
experience, was having to delete both ~/config/OOo and /opt/OOo, because
I could not figure out how to get back to English.
My first error was not installing fonts for the language, and my second
error was not creating a "get back to the Latin writing system" poster.
e could use that in our marketing for LO to schools, computer centers,
and multi-lingual users, organizations, and businesses.
You documents, your language, your way.
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