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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lsuarezpo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Double dictionaries for languages
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:53:25 GMT
On 18 January 2012 05:35, Marco A.G.Pinto <marcoagpinto@mail.telepac.pt>wrote:

>  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.
>


Can this option be made available via a langpack? Further, wouldn't it
depend upon the regular maintenance of the language pack by the community?
Have the PT groups indicated their support? I know you are Portuguese,
Marco, but do you represent then the PT group? (I know many of them fairly
well, and find the community a great one indeed.)

louis


>
>
> 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 [mailto:pescetti@apache.org <pescetti@apache.org>]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 14:40
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> 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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