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    Default Language and dictionaries

    Hi, How can I ensure that the language for Suse 12.3 is British English and that for Libre office is also British English?
    Also how can I set suse to use a UK keyboard layout once it's installed and is currently using an american layout?

    Regards Steve

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    Default Re: Language and dictionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by steveis2 View Post
    Hi, How can I ensure that the language for Suse 12.3 is British English and that for Libre office is also British English?
    YaST->Software Management->View->Languages, install en_gb there.
    Not sure if that changes the default settings for LibreOffice, but it should install all british dictionaries and translations.
    Also how can I set suse to use a UK keyboard layout once it's installed and is currently using an american layout?
    YaST->Hardware->Keyboard for the keyboard layout to set it system-wide, your Desktop's configuration tool ("Systemsettings"/"Configure Desktop" for KDE, f.e.) to change it for this specific user (this will override the system-wide setting).

    You can set the system language in YaST->System->Language.
    And again this may be overridden for a specific user in your Desktop's configuration tool.

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    Default Re: Language and dictionaries

    If you gave your locale as one for which British English is relevant, the appropriate Hunspell dictionary should be installed. You can check with
    Code:
    hunspell -D
    You may need to add Ctrl-C at the end to terminate the display.
    British English is en_GB. If it isn't present, you can install it with YaST.

    You can then set it as the default language in LibreOffice Tools>Options>Language.

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    Default Re: Language and dictionaries

    Hi, Thanks for the help it was very useful.

    Steve

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    You need to install the appropriate libreoffice-languagetool and libreoffice-thesaurus files available for your language ..

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