Re: [Fwd: I give up]

From: Alan Horkan <>
Date: Tue Jan 25 2005 - 15:45:30 CET

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Ryan Pavlik wrote:

> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 06:44:47 -0600
> From: Ryan Pavlik <>
> To: Marilia Coutinho <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [Fwd: I give up]
> What do you mean, "not Windows compatible"? The easiest way to install
> dictionaries is to uninstall and re-install AbiWord, being careful to
> watch during setup and check any (or all) the dictionaries you want.
> Selecting the install option "Full with Downloads" will download and
> install every dictionary that we distribute, just as easily as
> installing the program. Plus, if you go to, you can
> make sure you have the latest version to install (2.2.3).

Note that the poster is Brazilian and may be trying to spellcheck a
pt-BR document with a pt-PT dictionary and wondering why nothing is

It would help the average user if there was some user friendly way we
could fall back to spellchecking any en-* locale with en-* dictionaries.
The amount of questions we get asked about setting the document language
makes it clear we also need some way to make it easier to set the document
language. I cannot think of a way to provide this kind of functionality
in a way that doesn't quickly get messy and confusing.

- Alan
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