96.6 OpenOffice Dictionaries

The UK dictionary should be installed as the package myspell-en-gb. Previously to install the English (UK) dictionary one had to:

  $ wget http://dict.progbits.com/en_GB.zip
  $ cd /usr/lib/openoffice/share/dict/ooo
  $ sudo unzip ~/en_GB.zip
  $ chmod u=rw,go=r *en_GB*
  $ sudo zile dictionary.lst
  DICT en GB en_GB

Then in openoffice enable the GB dictionary and disable the US dictionary. Go to Tools\(\rightarrow\)Options. Language Settings\(\rightarrow\)Writing Aids\(\rightarrow\)Edit. Turn off US spelling (keep US hyphenation) and then English UK and turn on spelling (and US hyphenation). Then in Language Settings\(\rightarrow\)Languages choose English UK.

The thesaurus with the GB dictionary does not exist. There is a US thesaurus though. To make it available under GB add the following line to the end of /usr/share/myspell/dicts/dictionary.lst:

  THES en GB th_en_US

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