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Re: Comments? (OpenOffice.org Dictionaries)

When you split off the dict/hyph/thes files from the resource & help
localizations, there really isn't all that much point to bundling them
as separate packages.  While some dictionaries are large, the dict/hyph/
thes files are much smaller than the resource & help localizations.

IMHO, there's no point to separate dict/hyph/thes files if you're going
to split them out; you might as well add them to the monolithic i18n
RPM.  It simply takes more time to maintain and more headache for

I agree that its good to be able to spellcheck in a couple languages, I
patched a Language dropdown into the OOo toolbar to help that out
tremendously... (#i23518#)  However, I'm in favor of a monolithic i18n
RPM over only dict/hyph/thes files as separate RPMs.


On Mon, 2004-04-12 at 20:28 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le lun, 12/04/2004 à 14:09 -0400, Dan Williams a écrit :
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Mon, 2004-04-12 at 19:17 +0200, Miloslav Trmac wrote:
> > > Why push an errata for dictionaries? Assuming the file format does not
> > >  change and the upgrade doesn't change dictionary.lst, AFAICS they can
> > > happily stay in /usr/lib/openoffice/share/dict/ooo (although I admit I
> > > haven't looked at hyphenation and thesaurus).
> > 
> > Because the Openoffice.org package changed.  Since everything for a
> > language is bundled together, you need to rev each of the language
> > packages when you rev the openoffice.org package.  The dictionaries are
> > not the _only_ part of the language pack.
> But they are the part that does not scale well and needs to be
> separated. UI localisation can (and should) be bundled with the core oo
> package.
> It's not just about having the UI and spellchecking match the user
> primary langage. It's about being able to spellcheck a secundary langage
> too. This is where MS office is terrible BTW - locating a version in a
> given langage is easy, locating one that can spellcheck another one is
> almost impossible (french office with russian spelling, portuguese one
> with greek/arab spellchecker and so on).
> There is actually quite a lot of value in independent
> spelling/hyphenation/etc bundles. People can live (badly) with an UI in
> a foreign langage, they can not perfectly spellcheck their own langage
> without help (let alone a foreign langage).
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Nicolas Mailhot
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