[Libreoffice] MS-Windows : about dictionaries installation

Jean-Baptiste Faure jbf.faure at orange.fr
Sun Jan 30 04:03:23 PST 2011

Le 30/01/2011 12:35, Norbert Thiebaud a écrit :
> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 5:01 AM, Jean-Baptiste Faure
> <jbf.faure at orange.fr> wrote:
>> Le 30/01/2011 10:54, Jesús Corrius a écrit :
>>> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Jean-Baptiste Faure
>>> <jbf.faure at orange.fr> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Many MS-Windows users are surprised that LibreOffice default
>>>> installation contains all dictionaries although they have the UI only in
>>>> their locale and English.
>>>> I think that default installation should contain only dictionaries in
>>>> the same languages as the UI.
>>>> Is it a bug or a feature ? ;-)
>>>> If it a bug I will file a bug report. If it is a feature, please explain
>>>> the rationale.
>>> Doesn't work in places where you have more than one official language.
>>> You need dictionaries in several languages, not only the one of your
>>> UI.
>> Yes, but why ~20 dictionaries ? Do you know peoples who need and are
>> able to write twenty different languages ?
>> I think the best user friendly installation method should be to ask the
>> user to choose itself the dictionnaries he wants, whatever the
>> installation method chosen is (default or custom). With two buttons
>> "deselect all" and "select all".
> Using the same argument, I don't know many people that use 20+ file
> formats, yet we install filtera for a bunch of these, without a panel
> to select/deselect them
I do not agree : you do not know in advance the formats you will need to
open. It depends of the peoples from whom you receive documents. But you
know the languages for which you need a dictionary; that are the
languages you are able to write.
> furthermore, the person that do the installation is not necessarily
> the best qualified to determine what language the end-user _should_
> need.
Yes, but many users install LibO themselves.
> Note that having a panel to select/deselect would not improve the size
> of the installation packages (it could reduced the size of the
> _installed_ packages),
> which is what the original complaint was about
In my message, the problem is not the size of the installer, it is about
the number of dictionaries the MS-Win end-user has on his PC. Many of
these dictionaries being not useful for him.

Best regards

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