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Yeah, I have thought of both these things. Have hacked a standard file before, particularly in MS Word. Easily done assuming it is a text file and not a binary file.

The problem is the binomial. I also thought of the concatenation string but most of the single characters have been used for have special meanings in various word processors. Hyphens for example are used in LO as hyphens and so how would you know when removing the character at the end of your report is complete, what is a concatenation character and what is a real hyphen?

In other situations I have used =!= as a joining string but as stated it is messy and hard to read.

On 05/07/12 17:21, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I think i would create a new specialist list and add 2 or 3 words to it.  Then look for the file to see what 
format it uses and then copy&paste tons of words in at a time.  For combined words i would add a - in the 
middle, eg "Eucalyptus-vulgaris" but i think that is a bit of a kludge.

There are probably much more elegant ways which others will probably go into and they may have good 
ideas about combined words too.

Btw i tend to use ' for sarcastic or cynical statements and " for quotes.  So
"it 'should' work" = it probably wont work but 'experts' say it will.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 5/7/12, Simon Cropper <> wrote:

From: Simon Cropper <>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Specialty Dictionaries
Date: Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 7:14

Hi All,

I saw over the last month discussions regarding special dictionaries.

What became of this?

How easy is it to create special dictionaries?

Are there any resources regarding their construction? I know you can import 1 by 1 but I have 
20,000 items to add.

Also are composite words addressed in these dictionaries?

I have need for a dictionary that searches for and matches binomials.

Say, fictitiously, I have a plant called 'Eucalyptus vulgaris', I want the dictionary to see the 
binomial not 'Eucalyptus' or 'vulgaris' separately. Both these individual words are quite common 
but the combo is unique (i.e. their are multiple eucalypts and multiple species with vulgaris as a 
species epithet).

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