Issue 94642 - Extension Dictionaries and multiple dictionaries for the same locale
Summary: Extension Dictionaries and multiple dictionaries for the same locale
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: configuration (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 RC3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: stefan.baltzer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-10-05 20:41 UTC by dprina
Modified: 2008-10-09 09:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description dprina 2008-10-05 20:41:37 UTC
I'm try to create an extension for a secondary dictionary, but I found that is
impossible in OOo 3.0

I have write the extension for the Italian dictionaries, in witch there is the
primary orthographic dictionary for Italian language (it_IT.dic it_IT.aff).

I have also a secondary dictionary (the Italian surname dictionary:
it_IT_cognome.dic it_IT_cognome.aff) and in OOo 2.x and 1.x you can define and
use a secondary dictionary in dictionary.lst file:

DICT it IT it_IT
DICT it IT it_IT_cognome

And all work correctly.

You can find the MySpell/HunSpell surname dictionary here:

Now this feature is missing in OOo 3.0 and so all Italian users of the surname
dictionary cannot use it anymore :-(
I think this is a defect because this is a featured that have been take away
from OOo 3.0.

I'm also creating others secondary dictionaries (medical, astronomical, ...) and
all they will be unusable with OOo 3.0. I think that also others people have
created secondary dictionaries ... all useless now :.(

I have read this (
You must have at most one dictionary of any type for each language in your
That is only one for each format DICT_SPELL, DICT_HYPH, DICT_THES per locale.
Otherwise, if for example you have two different spelling dictionaries with
different content, they will all be used at the same time(!), which is most
likely not want you want. And thus you have taken away the choice for the user.

but I cannot use only the surname dictionary (it_IT_cognome) ... it complete the
it_IT dictionary, and so I must install and use all two together.

Please add again the possibility to use secondary dictionary in OOo 3.0.
Secondary dictionaries are a very valuable OOo features; if you take away they
you make unhappy users.

Comment 1 massic80 2008-10-05 22:02:06 UTC
*** Issue 94642 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2008-10-06 08:34:51 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 dprina 2008-10-07 20:01:00 UTC
Please close this wrong bug report.

I have made a mistake.
There can be multiple dictionaries for the same locale.

I have made a mistake in the dictionary.xcu
I have write:
instead of:
for the tag <prop oor:name="Locales" oor:type="oor:string-list">
and the results is that the surname dictionary was not loaded. 
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2008-10-09 09:06:18 UTC
SBA: Thank you for your comment. 
Set issue resolution to "Worksforme"
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2008-10-09 09:07:36 UTC
Closing issue.