Description of problem:
Dictionaries installed in OpenOffice.org should also be useable from Thunderbird.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OpenOffice.org + dictionaries of languages other than English, and
2. Try spell checking under Thunderbird
no other language than English shows up in the Thunderbird language dialog box
it should offer the OpenOffice.org dictionaries
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:
for file in $ooopath/??_??.dic $ooopath/??_??.aff ;
file2=`echo $file|sed -e s/_/-/ -e s+$ooopath/++`
ln -s $file $file2
The language packs for OpenOffice.org should add these symlinks for free.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 202403 ***