Win32 Dictionary Installation

From: C Q <>
Date: Thu Jun 26 2008 - 03:58:20 CEST

I'm using the current version of Abiword for Windows and I got the
'failed to load dictionary' error several times when trying to install
the British dictionary. I couldn't resolve this issue by reinstalling
and this has been the case since version 2.6.1 when I started using
the program.

After a bit of googling I found the problem was that there is no
ispell_dictionary_list.xml file installed by the dictionary installer.
I managed to get hold of the required .xml file from the internet and
put this in AbiSuite2\dictionary and this makes everything work
correctly. The dictionary installer installs the .hash file, but
doesn't even contain the .xml file - I know this because I extracted
the contents of AbiWord_Dictionary_British.exe

I'm not sure if this issue affects all Windows users, but I've seen
many bug reports about dictionaries not installing properly under
Windows. I've made my own installer for the British dictionary, maybe
whoever assembles the Win32 dictionary installers can sort this
out for others.

Received on Thu Jun 26 03:58:24 2008

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