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Hi :)
Ahhh, the Wubi.  For most people it does work really well and for many years but just occasionally 
it runs into weird problems that just don't happen on a proper dual-boot system.  

The Wubi is installed inside Windows and depends on MS Windows co-operating with the Ubuntu.  
Various crucial systems such as the boot-loader and the file-system are basically MS systems 
instead of the proper Gnu&Linux ones.  The Gnu&Linux ones are built to be stable.  Years ago 
several antivirus programs would inaccurately report various false-positives.  There are other 
distros which also have clever ways of installing inside Windows without having to resort to too 
many layers or emulators or virtual machines but the whole idea seems flawed to me.  MS are not 
renowned for co-operating with other systems.  Still, a lot of good work goes in and the systems 
are usually stable for most people but a few are unlucky without any obvious reason.  

Sorry Virgil!
Apols and regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: Virgil Arrington <>
Sent: Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 20:22
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Linux hyphenation

Unless anyone else is bothered by this behavior in the Linux LO, I'm letting 
it go.

I just uninstalled my Ubuntu wubi install. I'm going to leave it for a while 
before trying again. My Windows LO works fine, and so for now, I'll stay 
here. I have another life I have to live.

Thanks to all who were interested in this issue.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Virgil Arrington
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Linux hyphenation

On 09/15/2013 11:24 AM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
OK, I went to Synaptic Package Manager and looked up "libhyphen".

It was there as part of the Ubuntu packages.
Maybe Mint did not install that package.

So go to your package manager and look up and install that "Debian"
package and see if that helps.
My package was labeled "libhyphen0".

Looking up "hyphen", I have the following [but not the entire list]

So go that route.
Look up the packages in you package manager - I prefer to use Synaptic
which Ubuntu no longer installs by default.  Then install them there.

You might fix some of your issues.

As I stated, Mint and I had problems with one if my network printers -
it did not exist on the network - but would use it as a USB printer.
Had no issues with Ubuntu 10.04 or 12.04.

Okay, here's what I've done.

1. I searched Synaptic for "libhyphen" and found the same files you
mentioned. Yet, LO doesn't recognize it.

2. I then uninstalled my Linux Mint. It was no big deal as I had a Bible
research program that wouldn't work with it anyway. (I won't necessarily
blame Mint, but I didn't want to have to chase down two Mint problems)

3. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the Wubi installer. That installed
LO 3.5.x by default. (The Bible research program also worked.)

4. I checked LO 3.5.x, under Options/Language Settings/Writing Aids/ and
it had the Hunspell spellcheck module, but it did not have any modules
for Hyphenation, Grammar, or Thesaurus.

5. I then upgraded LO to using the
"ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0" repository. That was a little weird as
I followed online instructions for upgrading to 4.0.5, but the closest I
got was Oh, well.

6. I then installed the American English dictionary from the dictionary

7. Once that was installed, I gained the OpenOffice Thesaurus module,
but still no Hyphenation or Grammar Checker modules.

8. Using Synaptic, I found all the same files you listed on your system.

9. Out of curiosity, I then noticed the packages listed at
<>. It
mentions the "hunspell" package and, immediately after, a "hyphen"
package (version 2.8.3-1~lucid1), but no "libhyphen" package. At this
point, I'm waaayyyy out of my techno comfort zone.

This has become a real head scratcher for me. For my actual work, I'm
still booting into Windows, but the OCD side of me wants to figure this out.


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