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The dictionaries come from many sources, groups, and individuals.

I put out three versions of English:
American English, British English, and Canadian English.

This is the link to the American English dictionary that has over 773,000 words, plus thesaurus.
http://libreoffice-na.us/English-3.5-installs/add-on-dictionaries-large-list/kpp-american-english-dictionary-plus-tech-words-773407-words.oxt

This is the list of all of the English dictionary extensions I know of.
http://libreoffice-na.us/English-3.5-installs/dictionary.html#english

The LO package includes an English dictionary that includes several different version of English. Why these versions we combined into one extension, I do not know. The big reason for the different versions [there are over 20 for Spanish], is the fact that we have localized versions per country or region. America spells "Color" one way, but British and Canada spells it "Colour". There are many words that are spelled differently in the USA vs. in England or Canada. These differences are why we have localized dictionaries.

"American English 2012 dictionary"?
The only one I know of is shown in the Extension Manager as
"American English spelling-hyphenation-thesaurus-773407 words 2012.06.24"
That is the one I linked above.

The reason for the 2012 date is due to the fact that June 24th of 2012 was the last modification of that dictionary extension file.

I have not seen an "official" American English 2012 dictionary out there, as of yet. But I may update my English dictionaries again before the year is out.

Where did I get my information - i.e. word list - from? Well there are many sources of spelling word lists out there in the electronic ether and I found them over the years and collected the words into one set of lists for American, British, and Canadian versions of English. Back in the 1980's I did a spell checking dictionary project at a college and there were about 177,000 words in that list back then, Now my lists are all over 600,000 words each.


On 10/19/2012 04:08 AM, Lostsoul wrote:
Can you tell me where Libre gets its dictionarys from its got me stumped;  libre thinks tells me 
that - mther and skool and dcument aren t mis spelled ? ?
What kind of sick; wracked; crazed dictionary gets downloaded with libre and why do i get 4 different types of english dictionarys; their doesn t seem to be a best one to use; my only guess would be i should always change to a different dictionary everytime i use libre ? ? I don t see American English 2012 dictionary strange very strange. The crazyed fun
hasn t ended yet   -  later . .

--- On Tue, 10/16/12, Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] 
<ml-node+s969070n4013686h85@n3.nabble.com> wrote:


From: Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <ml-node+s969070n4013686h85@n3.nabble.com>
Subject: Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x . . .
To: "Lostsoul" <joyseyhere@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 4:39 AM


Hi :)
Yup, that sounds good :)  They all used the same format, doc.
Regards from
Tom :)



--- On Tue, 16/10/12, Lostsoul <[hidden email]> wrote:

From: Lostsoul <[hidden email]>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x . . .
To: [hidden email]
Date: Tuesday, 16 October, 2012, 9:03

      Ok not the newest hum try X P  ?

--- On Tue, 10/16/12, Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <[hidden email]> wrote:


From: Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x . . .
To: "Lostsoul" <[hidden email]>
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 3:47 AM


Hi :)
Yes, sure.  You can save in the newer .docX format, if you want, but then you have all the usual 
problems that come with that.
Regards from
Tom :)


Lostsoul <[hidden email]> wrote:



     wow those formats seem so old hum nothing better to save as when i use libre ?

--- On Mon, 10/15/12, Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <[hidden email]> wrote:
From: Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive]


Hi :)
One of the MS Word ones is what we were looking for.  Is there one that DOESN'T say "template" and 
IS for Word 97, 2000, 2003 or Xp?  Hopefully the list might show the file-ending as .doc
Regards from
Tom :)


--- On Mon, 15/10/12, Robert Burns <[hidden email]> wrote:

From: Robert Burns <[hidden email]>

      Ok  tryed another doc to save as; guess its a different format and these formats have been 
add ed to save as ODI  and  Cxw  and  Stw and 5 types/formats of Ms Word  . .

--- On Mon, 10/15/12, Tom Davies <[hidden email]> wrote:
From: Tom Davies <[hidden email]>

Hi :)
Hmmm, none of those sound even vaguely right.  Hopefully there are some more options if ou scroll 
backwards up the list?
Regards from
Tom :)




From: Robert Burns <[hidden email]>
To: anne-ology <[hidden email]>
Cc: [hidden email]
Sent: Monday, 15 October 2012, 0:44
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x . . .

      Ok trying saved  as but i see 6 choices so wondering whats the difference and which is better 
and does libre like one format above all ?
RTF / Text ? Html / MHT / WPt and WPS . . .

--- On Sun, 10/14/12, anne-ology <[hidden email]> wrote:
From: anne-ology <[hidden email]>

        When you save the document, click on 'save as' rather than 'save' -
           when you see the boxes come up, choose the suffix desired, then choose the folder 
desired; simple.




On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Lostsoul <[hidden email]> wrote:


      Ok will try that but can i get a save doc switched over to save as and then choose a better 
format or maybe i ll try all saved as formats ? ?



From: anne-ology [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <[hidden email]>

        A simple solution is to always use 'save as' rather than 'save' -
            then you merely choose the desired suffix as well as the desired
folder;
        with 'save', the computer does its own thing  ;-)





On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 3:27 AM, Andreas S├Ąger <[hidden email]> wrote:

Am 14.10.2012 10:10, Lostsoul wrote:


      Ok now what the ***; why are abiword documents being saved as adobi
docs how do i fix that can t get anything right *** .   -  later
I strongly recommend some computer crash course. File name associations
are free.  There is nothing hard wired to the system. You can open any
file with any program you want. You can tell your desktop environment
which programs can open which types of files and which single program is
the preferred one to be used on double-click.
First of all, any user who is forced to use MS Windows should turn off
the option to hide known file name extensions. Since Windows '95 this is
the major obstacle which prevents people from understanding their system.


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