Saturday, September 7, 2013

[HOW TO] Install additional dictionaries for LibreOffice in Xubuntu

When LibreOffice is installed it comes with the English dictionary pre-installed (on a English installation). If you need a dictionary for a language other than English, follow this article.

Install

First we need to find the right package name. Open a terminal window and run:

apt-cache search myspell

This will list several myspell packages and in front of the name of the package a description will tell which language the package is for. Annotate the myspell package name.

Now use sudo apt-get install MYSPELL_PACKAGE to install the package (replace MYSPELL_PACKAGE with the name determined before). Example for European Portuguese:

sudo apt-get install myspell-pt-pt

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