Please Add Barack Obama to Dictionary

Németh László nemeth at
Sun Oct 28 03:21:13 PDT 2012


System installed LibreOffice versions can use older American English
dictionaries. On Ubuntu, the system-wide en_US Hunspell dictionary
doesn't include the word “Obama”:

$ grep Obama /usr/share/hunspell/en_US*

But the system installed LibreOffice uses different (the newest)
American English dictionary on Ubuntu, so it works well (under my

Other options: There is/was a bug with the configuration/usage of the
British and American hyphenation patterns, maybe this is a similar
configuration problem of the spelling dictionaries on your
system-installed LibreOffice. Please, check the language of the
document, and the following words in Writer in your LibreOffice
installation: color/colour to detect the British dictionary usage in
American English documents.
Check your private dictionaries for exceptions, too. (see Help <F1>,
Index: exceptions;user-defined dictionaries).

Best regards,

2012/10/26 Joel Madero < at>:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 3:06 AM, Németh László <nemeth at>
> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> The word “Obama” is included in the American and Canadian English
>> dictionaries:
>> $ grep Obama ~/libo/clone/dictionaries/en/en_*dic
>> /home/laci/libo/clone/dictionaries/en/en_CA.dic:Obama/3
>> /home/laci/libo/clone/dictionaries/en/en_US.dic:Obama/3
>> Change the document language to English (USA) or English (Canada) in
>> Options » Language Settings » Languages » Western to solve the
>> reported problem. Thanks for your bug report, we will extend the
>> British English dictionary – English (UK) – in the near future, too.
>  Is this a new addition as I live in the USA and I am already set to English
> (USA). I never change this setting so it makes me wonder why the underline
> still :-/ The user who originally posted the bug to the thread also, from my
> understanding, has English (USA) setting.
> Regards,
> Joel
> --
> Joel Madero
> LibO QA Volunteer
> at

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