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On 04/12/2012 10:14 PM, Dan Lewis wrote:
On Thu, 2012-04-12 at 20:15 -0400, Calvin Kim wrote:
Is there a way to spell check multiple languages at once?
If Western and Asian language are mixed, LibO seems to understand
differences and use proper language dictionaries. But if I try to use
two Western languages like English and Spanish, all Spanish words are
filtered, because LibO only use English dictionary to spell check.

I just found out, in Adobe Illustrator, you can highlight words and
assign them to proper language setting, so that spell check will not
pick them up as typo. It would be nice if LibO has a similar function.

For an example, if there is an option in 'character style' setting to
set languages. Then LibO will know exactly which words are in what language.

How do you think?

      Yes there is. Chapter 7 of the Writer Guide contains a section on
Paragraph styles. This will tell you how to assign a language for
spelling to a selected paragraph. So, you can have one or more
paragraphs in Spanish and some other paragraphs in English. By creating
a paragraph style for English and another for Spanish and assigning them
their respective paragraph styles, you can correctly spell check the
entire document.
      If you want to mix words from different languages in a single
paragraph, create the appropriate character styles for the desired
language (done the same way as when creating paragraph styles for
languages). By doing this, I can correctly spell check the following
paragraph for three languages at once:
      No hablo EspaƱol. Aber Ich kann Deutch. Neat little trick, isn't
      Comment: I applied the Spanish character style to the first
sentence and German to the second sentence. Since my chosen language is
English (USA), the spell checker automatically checked spelling in
English for anything that did not have a language character style
applied to it.


That's right. You can change the language in font tab.
I just overlooked even though I use it everyday.


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