Bug 48340 - THESAURUS: english thesaurus non working- Regression
Summary: THESAURUS: english thesaurus non working- Regression
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Linguistic (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.1 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-04-05 08:27 UTC by Giuliano
Modified: 2012-04-10 07:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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options -> language settings -(UK) (201.26 KB, image/png)
2012-04-10 07:00 UTC, Giuliano
options -> language settings -(Usa) (204.16 KB, image/png)
2012-04-10 07:01 UTC, Giuliano

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Description Giuliano 2012-04-05 08:27:24 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
0. install openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-us
1. format a English word in English(UK)
2. start thesaurus
3. non dialog appear

Current behavior:
no dialog appear

Expected behavior:
you should get the thesaurus - You can format words in  English(USA) and it works
A regression of 

Platform (if different from the browser): 
ubuntu 11.10
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Comment 1 Caolán McNamara 2012-04-10 06:31:06 UTC
"install openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-us"
Comment 2 Caolán McNamara 2012-04-10 06:36:30 UTC
sorry, I truncated my original questions.

a) Is this with the .debs downloaded from www.libreoffice.org or with the distro-provided packages ?
b) did you actually install an additional "openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-us" extension or package from somewhere or other ?

What's supposed to happen "out of the box" with the .rpms/.debs provided from the download site is that you have a functional thesaurus in English UK when bundled libreoffice-3.5-en-US-3.5.2-202 package is installed, i.e. that you have "English spell dictionaries....thesaurus" listed in tools->"extension manager"

(works here with "vanilla" 3.5.2 rpms)
Comment 3 Giuliano 2012-04-10 07:00:00 UTC
Created attachment 59731 [details]
options -> language settings -(UK)

English dictionary shows no thesaurus present
Comment 4 Giuliano 2012-04-10 07:01:35 UTC
Created attachment 59732 [details]
options -> language settings -(Usa)

USA dictionary WITH thesaurus
Comment 5 Giuliano 2012-04-10 07:02:30 UTC
thanks for your interest.
I'm using LO from the PPA under ubuntu oneric (version 3.5.1 comes only from ppa until versione 12.04 of ubuntu)

the installed openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-us comes from the  system repository 

What is supposed to happen, is that having English UK would give the thesaurus as in the English USA.
But as you can see from the two screenshot , selecting UK version shows no thesaurus present in the language.
Comment 6 Caolán McNamara 2012-04-10 07:19:18 UTC
Its not clear to me (not using Ubuntu) what the configuration of that PPA is, e.g. if...

a) there are multiple packages and the thesaurus extension is in an un-installed package
b) its configured to use system thesaurus files and the en-US one isn't e.g. symlinked to the en-GB one like Fedora does

Do you have "English spell dictionaries....thesaurus" listed in tools->"extension
manager" ?, Seeing as you've got working English spell-checking, if you don't have any English LibreOffice extensions installed then it might be "b"
Comment 7 Caolán McNamara 2012-04-10 07:32:44 UTC
I *think* this is an artifact of how that PPA is configured, i.e. its designed to use the system provided thesaurus data and spell-checking files etc to avoid effectively duplicating them (like the "vanilla" packages do by bundling a dict-en extension) and you've been tripped up by https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org-dictionaries/+bug/950949
Comment 8 Björn Michaelsen 2012-04-10 07:48:07 UTC
FWIW Debian considers linking between en-US and en-GB dirty as those are indeed different.
Comment 9 Caolán McNamara 2012-04-10 07:55:58 UTC
FWIW, the vanilla dict-en extension does the moral equivalent of linking the en-GB to the en-US thesaurus (I think I might have done that) and Fedora (*cough* same person again) links them physically. A separate thesaurus might be a good thing, on the other hand the thesaurus is 18 megs :-)