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Try this,
use a text editor, like Kate [KDE] or some other one that is only a text editor.

If it is read as a one word per line, then save it as a .txt file - maybe Text [encoded] .txt file.

That should make sure the file keeps a single word per line file. Then just rename it back to a .dic file.

There are files that use other "characters" or combinations of ASCII characters instead of the "carriage return" and "line feed" combination used in most "standard" text files we use today.

I once wrote a utility to read a file character by character and inserted the "return" characters when the read in character was not a letter, number, or punctuation. I stripped out every ASCII character that was not something I wanted. I actually did something like that to strip a text file into its individual words to create a word list from that file.

If it comes down to it, there must be a non-printable ASCII character between the words in your list. All you have to do is figure out a way to replace it for an normal "return".

To be honest, I cannot find where my standard.dic file is located, or should be located, on my Ubuntu system. A search of the drive does not find it.

On 03/14/2012 04:04 PM, john.egger wrote:
When I copied the ~10 Kbyte standard.dic from my old StarOffice8 into
OpenOffice3.2, it worked fine. Examination of the dictionary
(Tools/Options/Language Settings/Writing Aids, select Standard and choose
Edit) shows each word on its own line. When I copied it into LibreOffice,
however, words were run together: spaces between them had been omitted. Of
course with this flawed dictionary cannot work.

Has anyone else run into this, and how does one fix it? Is there a better
way to import a detailed, carefully built standard.dic from OOo or
StarOffice into LibreOffice?

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