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Re: [libreoffice-users] LO dictionaries
- Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LO dictionaries
- From: Pat Brown <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:22:02 +0200
- To: Brian Barker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: Libre Office <email@example.com>
On Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 05:18 Brian Barker, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 23:45 17/10/2019 +0200, Pat Brown wrote:
> >I have changed my settings to use only the English UK dictionary ...
> I don't think you have! Language is a property of various parts of
> text within a document, not some setting in the product.
> >... but when I open a document it shows the English USA dictionary
> >at the bottom of the page.
> No, it shows that this is the language set for text at the insertion
> point, nothing about dictionaries.
> >How can I change this so that it never uses the USA dictionary?
> I hope you cannot. If I send you a document in which I have
> appropriately chosen to mark some or all of its text as "English
> (USA)" (unlikely, in fact, but possible), your installation of the
> program needs to respect that. What you *can* do is two things:
> o Set the default language for *new* documents that you create to
> "English (UK)", if that is what you desire.
> o Change the language marked for all or part of the text within a
> particular document to whatever is appropriate. Note that language is
> a character property, so you can apply language as local - direct -
> formatting, but it is better to learn about styles and apply language
> settings using character styles or paragraph styles.
> >In fact, how can I delete the USA dictionary so that it is not even
> It's never a good idea to go about tinkering with software and
> deleting files, of course, but rather to use the product properly.
> But even if you could do this, it would not - and should not -
> prevent any text in any document being marked as "English (USA)". It
> would simply mean that any such text could not have its spelling
> checked: it would not somehow be magically checked using a dictionary
> for another language. That would require the program to read your
> mind: Finnish, Latvian, Esperanto? Oh, English (UK), eh?
> I trust this helps.
> Brian Barker
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