Bug 217188 - OpenOffice.org dictionaries should be symlinked into thunderbird
OpenOffice.org dictionaries should be symlinked into thunderbird
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 202403
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2006-11-24 15:39 EST by David Monniaux
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-23 06:53:43 EDT
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Description David Monniaux 2006-11-24 15:39:31 EST
Description of problem:
Dictionaries installed in OpenOffice.org should also be useable from Thunderbird.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.5.0.8

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OpenOffice.org + dictionaries of languages other than English, and
Thunderbird
2. Try spell checking under Thunderbird
3.
  
Actual results:
no other language than English shows up in the Thunderbird language dialog box

Expected results:
it should offer the OpenOffice.org dictionaries

Additional info:
Thunderbird can use two kinds of dictionaries:
* xpi format, from mozilla.org, but these cannot be installed on Fedora's
Thunderbird (see bug 217187)
* OpenOffice.org's dictionaries (.aff and .dic files).

Simply symlinking .aff and .dic files for the spelling dictionaries of
OpenOffice.org into the Thunderbird dictionary tree works wonders.

Simple demonstration script:
cd /usr/lib64/thunderbird-1.5.0.8/components/myspell
cat ooo-import-dict.sh

#!/bin/sh
ooopath=/usr/lib64/openoffice.org2.0/share/dict/ooo
for file in $ooopath/??_??.dic $ooopath/??_??.aff ;
do
  file2=`echo $file|sed -e s/_/-/ -e s+$ooopath/++`
  ln -s $file $file2
done

The language packs for OpenOffice.org should add these symlinks for free.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-23 06:53:43 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 202403 ***

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