Dictionaries and stuff

Tomáš Chvátal tomas.chvatal at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 13:23:46 PDT 2012

I am currently messing with hunspell dictionaries in Gentoo as we have them on 
some places seriously outdated.

This led me to unfortunate conclusion that there is NO official page where to 
figure which are latest version and how to obtain them.

Some stuff is stored on [1]. But there it is redirected to sourceforge with no 
damn way to figure out which out of bazilion subfolders containing the named 
lang.oxt is the right one, as they never really bothered in versioning them.

Other stuff is usually stored on webpages lovely translated only in the native 
language [2] (often offline just try few hours later if it throws name 
resolution failure).

Conclusion then is that there is no official source where to obtain all the 
languages from one place.

So my idea would be to somehow promote our dictionaries git repo and convince 
others to contribute to it. Also we would create new VERSIONED packages from 
it and put them to the mirror system with every libreoffice release. Providing 
lovely resources style like:


Which would be then easily to-grab for packagers and users. The versions are 
hardcoded to YYYYMMDD rather than to LO version as the dicts don't update with 
each release so we would waste space with using lo versions there.

The tricky part is to convince the translators (or whomever works on this 
thing) to contribute here. Any ideas?



[1] http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/dictionary
[2] http://dict.dv.lv/
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