Installing thunderbird non-English dictionaries on F8
phhs80 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 02:49:42 UTC 2007
On Dec 2, 2007 2:43 AM, Paul Smith <phhs80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> Hmmm... you didn't copy any of this from another install did you?
> > >
> > > Yes, I did copy it from a F7 installation. Is it relevant?
> > I am just a long time user. It would take someone more skilled than I am
> > at this to explain it.
> > I think it is Antonio that has suggexsted checking file setting and
> > permissions. As I recall just copying can change these.
> > As an experiment. Close TB and do *not* delete the hidden TB folder
> > (.thunderbird) in your home folder but rename something. say
> > dot.thunderbird. Open TB and it will make a completely new one. Then see
> > if the dictionary will install in that one. That would tell you *if*
> > permissions changed, are different, from your original one and the new
> > one. I would write these new ones down and match them to the old one.
> > Might work. Won't hurt.
> Thanks, David. Tried that, but with no success. However,
> # dir -l /usr/lib/thunderbird-18.104.22.168/components/myspell/en-GB.dic
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 668187 2003-02-13 15:01
> # dir -l /usr/lib/thunderbird-22.214.171.124/components/myspell/en-GB.aff
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5687 2003-02-13 15:01
> According to
> «Alternatively, OpenOffice.org also uses dictionary files compatible
> with Thunderbird. To install the OpenOffice.org dictionaries, copy the
> *.dic and *.aff files from the zip file to the components/myspell
> directory of your Thunderbird installation.»
> That is really strange!
Success now, with the method 'Installing by drag-and-drop' at:
Thanks for everything, David!
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