[Slackbuilds-users] LibreOffice, LOLANGS and dictionaries

Andrzej Telszewski atelszewski at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 14:52:01 UTC 2016

On 08/11/16 03:56, Christoph Willing wrote:
> On 08/11/16 11:35, Andrzej Telszewski wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to ask what LOLANGS is about in LibreOffice.SlackBuild?
>> Is it only about user interface language?
>> Or does it influence for example date/time format, currency, etc?
>> Per
>> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/How_to_build/localized
>> it's not clear to me what localized means.
> If you were to run LibreOffice itself, you would find (in
> Options->Language Settings) that you are able to independently set these
> items. The language settings available are, as you might expect, those
> specified in the LOLANGS variable at build time. Other settings in the
> same widget such as Locale, currency have a far greater range of options
> from which to choose. I assume that greater range derives from whatever
> is available on your system.

That is clear now, as I wrote in reply to Willy.

>> Also, LibreOffice README says that I can use hunspell dictionaries.
>> Do you have any experience with that?
>> Are they better in any way?
> Better than what?

You mention in README that I can download OXT or use hunspell-*.
Is there any preference to use one or the other?

I have installed hunspell and it seems to be just fine.
Why I would vote hunspell over OXT, is that, at least in the case of PL 
language, the dictionary comes from the national language authority.
But I don't know how actually OXT version is produced.

>> SlackBuild correction:
>> Not having pl in LOLANGS="de es fr id it ja nl vi zh-CN"
>> is programming error :-^
> Well, the SackBuild actually says:
>     LOLANGS=${LOLANGS:-"de es fr id it ja nl vi zh-CN"}
> precisely so that a builder can trivially include whatever language(s)
> they want.

Meant to be joke, didn't work ;-)


Best regards,
Andrzej Telszewski

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