Suggestion: No more language packs for macOS as they are fundamentally broken

Noel Grandin noelgrandin at
Fri May 22 20:10:26 UTC 2020

On Fri, 22 May 2020 at 21:05, Christian Lohmaier <lohmaier at>

> Probably too terse. I meant solving the help issue → installing the
> help into a different directory and dealing with what you would have
> to deal with languagepacks, meaning handling the different versions of
> main LO, providing some uninstallation or similar, etc. So when you
> install help to another directory, to me it seems like a small step to
Not a small step at all. A huge step.

Help is relatively self-contained and is only triggered via one or two
pathways in LO.

For various reasons rooted in antiquity, language and spell-check stuff has
sticky fingers deep into the heart of one of the gnarliest parts of LO.
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