Bug 217188 - OpenOffice.org dictionaries should be symlinked into thunderbird
Summary: OpenOffice.org dictionaries should be symlinked into thunderbird
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 202403
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird   
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Version: 6
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2006-11-24 20:39 UTC by David Monniaux
Modified: 2018-04-11 13:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-23 10:53:43 UTC
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Description David Monniaux 2006-11-24 20:39:31 UTC
Description of problem:
Dictionaries installed in OpenOffice.org should also be useable from Thunderbird.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OpenOffice.org + dictionaries of languages other than English, and
2. Try spell checking under Thunderbird
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-
cat ooo-import-dict.sh

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.

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-23 10:53:43 UTC

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

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