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To be honest, if you have a base/template for your language, you can great a version of that dictionary for yourself.

If I was given a list of Geology words/terms, I could create a dictionary for just those words. I looked into All of the different English language dictionaries available when LO was new and figured out what I could change in the parts that were not the list of words and not break it. There are a lot of parts I did not try to change. Once I figured out enough, I looked for a larger set of words to add to the original one, but decided to just replace the list/file with a different one and not just an edited version of the original file.

I do not know the controls used inside the .dic file. I searched for some documentation, but OOo seemed not to have it and the other spelling systems that the original OOo dictionaries were based off of seemed as hard to find. SO I decided to just use words and not words with controls/commands ["word" and not "word\3" or whatever]. It made life easier. As far as I can see, the only reason to use the controls is to reduce the disk size of the .oxt file. I am not worried about that.

SO, I once stated I could/would create a specialized dictionary for specific English terms/words. Look where it ended up.

I once made a word list with over 1 million English words with common and "rare" spelling of words. There are a lot of words out there and every one that I checked in one day to the biggest online spelling and "meaning of word" dictionary sites, I did not find one word that was not spelled that way, if you started from the base/root and added the prefixes and suffixes that were used to create that word form. They most were words I never seen before, but by all the rules were correctly spelled and listed in at least one online system [if you took a valid prefix or suffix off].

[ I lost all that work last year trying to move data files around drives while I was suffering from an illness (with some pre-stroke signs/symptoms involved and have had 3 small ones already). Lost a lot of personal and working files that week. I hope to be able to buy enough USB drives to backup, and keep backed up my full 3-TB main system. ]

I still would like to create the specialized .oxt spelling dictionaries, but it is not big on my list of work with my current limited time I now have at my desk. With the word list, it takes a short time to build a new dictionary and modify the needed parts of the internal .oxt dictionary system.

[if you need a good offline dictionary - for word meanings - try Artha]

On 06/23/2012 06:34 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 06/23/2012 06:11 PM, Libre User wrote:
As one of those who is enjoying the benefits of all the work you put
into these dictionaries, THANK YOU.!!!

At 01:22 PM 6/23/2012, you wrote:
  So, clearly there are a lot of people out there quietly enjoying
using your works.
Regards from
Tom :)

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