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Comments? (OpenOffice.org Dictionaries)



Hi,

There is also the DicOOo.sxw automated dictionary/hyphenator/thesaurus
installation program, much like an automated update program.  It is a
Writer document that contains macros that automatically retrieve the
i18n component lists and download and install them for you.  It works
rather well.

The problem with separate language packs is when do you install them?
They could potentially be added to the comps files so that each
additional OOo language would only be installed if you selected that
language in Anaconda.  However, what do you do after the fact?  How
would they be distributed?  How would you notify users of the additional
language packs' existence?

It may well be from a distribution standpoint that DicOOo is the best
way to go since it empowers users to install only what they need, and
makes it easily available.  However, it has a few drawbacks (none fatal
I think): its basically a big macro, some people are uneasy about that,
and there is also no guarantee how long the information it uses will be
up online.  However, it does have an active community around it, it _is_
being shipped with the official OpenOffice.org, and is generally well
localized.

There will probably always be a place for standalone dictionary/
hyphenator/thesaurus packs though.

Looking forward as the Fedora Core / Red Hat maintainer of the OOo
packages, what do people think I should do?

Dan

On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 11:00 +1000, Phil Anderson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm not sure if this topic has been brought up before, but is there any
> reason why the extra OpenOffice.org spelling and  hyphenation
> dictionaries aren't included in Fedora Core or Fedora.us?
> 
> Unless anyone has any reason not to, I am going to package them.  I'll
> put each language in it's own RPM, containing both the spelling and the
> hyphenation dictionaries.
> 
> e.g.
> openoffice.org-dicts-en_CS.20040410-0.fdr.1.1.noarch.rpm
> openoffice.org-dicts-en_AU.20040410-0.fdr.1.1.noarch.rpm
> 
> Do you think I should use one big source RPM for all the languages?  The
> down side of this is that the dictionaries are updated in an ad-hoc
> manner, so you would have to rebuild the whole lot if you only wanted to
> update one language.
> 
> For your information, the dictionaries are at:
> http://lingucomponent.openoffice.org/spell_dic.html
> http://lingucomponent.openoffice.org/hyph_dic.html
> 
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