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Re: Comments? (OpenOffice.org Dictionaries)


Certainly, you are not precluded from writing in German and
spellchecking in German.  The difference is that I do _not_ believe
(correct me if I'm wrong) that you can have the Help and the UI in a
different language.  These are both tied into what your LANG currently
is AFAIK (though it would not be past OOo to be weird just for the fun
of it).

However, if you set the language on a string of text to be German for
example, and turn on German spellchecking, you can write in German while
having an English UI.  I just don't believe that you can separate the UI
and the Help languages (nor should you be able to, OOo has 2x enough
preferences/options as it is).


On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 10:12 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 10:06:57AM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > I'm not even sure that's possible...  You mean a German localized UI,
> > but with the English help system?  Unless you physically remove the
> > German help, I don't think you'll get the English help when set to a
> > German UI.  What's the motivation for doing this? Wouldn't you want a
> > German Help too?
> Give you one example where I've been asked exactly this - people learning
> a foreign language want to write in that language, spell check in it,
> but would rather have help in their native language.
> (For most apps LANG= ... seems to sort people out, and for gnome you
>  tend not to get translated docs for most languages anyway 8( )
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