How do I disable unnecessary dictionaries?
The dictionaries are now delivered in the form of extensions, much easier to manage.
Just use the Extensions Manager (Tools menu) to uninstall a dictionary.
For systems * NIX, we must start OOo in contrast to uninstall root dictionaries supplied by default with OOo.
Note that, an updated version of OOo should reinstall the default dictionaries which have been uninstalled thereafter.
OOo book default many dictionaries which does not usually need (Swahili, Russian, Thai, ...). But their activation can seriously degrade the performance (if the check is made in all languages, for example).
The configuration of the Dictionary is used in the dictionary.lst which is located in the C: \ Program Files \ OpenOffice.org 2.0 \ share \ dict \ ooo (the Linux easily adapt the way).
To remove unnecessary Dictionary, you have to edit the file and delete dictionary.lst lines whose local (2 letters that characterize the language) does not interest us (or comment lines with a # in case we would need one day).
The packages are generally composed of 3 files: DICT (dictionary), THES (synonyms) and hyphae. I will not go further, the explanation is at the beginning of the file in question.
Therefore, to have only English dictionaries (U.S. version) and French for example, must have the following and only these:
In my case, The 2 dictionaries French: I actually added the latest version which takes into account the spelling reform, therefore accepts OOo 2 proposals for the words concerned.
DICT en US en_US
HYPH en US hyph_en_US
THES en US th_en_US_v2
DICT fr FR fr_FR
HYPH fr FR hyph_fr_FR
THES fr FR th_fr_FR_v2
DICT fr FR fr_FR-1990
To verify the change, close OOo and QuickStarter if activated, restart OOo and go to Tools> Options> Language Settings> Language, in the language modules available, click on Edit .... The drop-down list of languages should no longer contain the desired dictionaries.
Precautions before upgrading OOo
The extensions added after the installation of OOo should be retained.
If you removed dictionaries installed by default, they should be resettled during the update, however. In this case, you should uninstall again.
Note: When you install a new version of OOo, the directory ... / dict / ooo is overwritten so you lose your settings. I therefore advise you to make a backup of this file and put its contents to the new version of the directory after the update.
Or, especially if you're the only user, you can put a custom dictionary.lst (with only non-standard dictionaries added) and associated files in your personal profile OOo: <profil utilisateur> / OpenOffice.org2/user / wordbook. These settings are used with those reported in the main directory. But after the update, it will still remove dicos delivered default will revenue in the new dictionary.lst!