From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
To: Sandor Marton <Sandor.Marton@sparc-systems.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, 3 August 2013, 22:01
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice installation issue.
As a long time successful user of Star Office, OpenOffice, and now
settled on LibreOffice in Windows and Linux, I am saddened to hear your
bad luck with the installation. Version 18.104.22.168 is the stable version so
it should not (not for me anyway) give any language issues with it's
Firstly make sure that you have downloaded the correct language base
file and it's assistant. Go to the download page here
http://www.libreoffice.org/download and then just below the green bars
"Main Installer" and "LibreOffice built-in help" click on the link "Not
the version you wanted? Change the language". On this next page go down
the list, left column until you see the one "English (GB)" and click on
it. A page will show with your two needed files and the correct language
you are looking for. Click in the green bars mentioned to download your
What you can do is install it the same way you did, with just the apps
you want i.e. the Calc and Draw as per your previous install. To make
sure your language is the one you need open Calc, and go to the menu bar
"Tools - Options - Language Settings - Languages". On the right you can
set the "User Interface" "Locale setting" to English UK, and your
"Default Currency" as well if you so choose, You would also need to
change you "Date acceptance patterns" as well for your language and
country pattern, Date month Year etc.
That should sort you out and give a better experience with LO. If you
need furhter help and assistance, please reply. I can send you
screenshots of what I am referring to as well, as I live in South
Africa, and have set mine to work perfectly with my country locale and
On 03/08/2013 09:37 AM, Sandor Marton wrote:
To Whom it May Concern,
I've installed the latest version of Libre Office to my PC. Version
I selected only calc and draw programs to be installed, along with
language English (UK) only.
Doing that the program wouldn't run after successful installation.
After the failure I uninstalled it and I could see only invalid
characters in the uninstall dialogue box.
I think unselecting the language English (US) or English (South Africa
?) was a mistake but I was able to do it and it is wrong.
If the language is essential for the application to run it shouldn't be
an option to install.
I also find very hard to find this email address on your website. I bit
Needless to say, the program is off the PC and not going back for a
Good luck next time.
Sandor MartonSenior Software DeveloperSparc Systems Ltd.—-
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