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From "Marco A.G.Pinto" <>
Subject Re: Double dictionaries for languages
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:35:28 GMT
Microsoft Office 2010 allows users to select between Portuguese 
pre-reform and Portuguese post-reform.

I would be great if AOO would allow that too.

Kind regards,
 >Marco A.G.Pinto

On 18-01-2012 01:55, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> If they've registered a separate language code for one or the other, that should be the
answer.  Also, is the agreement just with respect to pt-PT or does it apply to pt-BR, etc.?
> Both dictionaries could be added to the same OXT, just as is done for en-*, but somehow
the user has to have a way to choose the appropriate one for a given circumstance.
> Who knows whether the agreement includes identifiers for use in handling electronic documents
and dictionaries?
> Or has pre-agreement been declared obsolete?
>   - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrea Pescetti []
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 14:40
> To:
> Subject: Re: Double dictionaries for languages
> On 07/01/2012 Marco A.G.Pinto wrote:
>> Portuguese has suffered a language agreement and now there are two kinds
>> of my language:
>> - pre-agreement
>> - post-agreement...
>> The language is still the same and just the dictionary is changed.
>> Could this be implemented into AOO?
> I think (but I haven't checked with a recent build, and I'm not 100%
> sure) that multiple dictionaries for the same language are supported and
> are merged (i.e., if you enable both an "old spelling" and a "new
> spelling" dictionary, words of either dictionary will be accepted).
> As for switching between dictionaries, the easiest way I see is
> installing separate extensions: there is no suitable user interface yet,
> unfortunately.
> There's always the hack of defining two separate locales and assigning
> one to the "old spelling" and one to the "new spelling" to change them
> in real time like American English and British English, but forcing this
> configuration would break interoperability.
> Regards,
>     Andrea.


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