Can't add new language dictionary

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Can't add new language dictionary

Postby demon001 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:59 am

Greetings,
I am running Win.10 Pro. on an HP Compaq 6710 b
I have tried several times to add: "lo-oo-ressources-linguistiques-fr-v5.3 (1).oxt" (A French Dictionary) to my OpenOffice v.4.1.0.
I get a runtime error each time. stating it can't find a file or directory. I have the following directory & files that it claims cannot be found:
C:\Users\[owner]\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4\user\uno_packages\cache\uno_packages\sv5wv1ib.tmp_\lo-oo-ressources-linguistiques-fr-v5.3 (1).oxt\DictionarySwitcher.py'

I have downloaded the .oxt file several times & get the same error msg each time I try to install it. The Ext Mgr tells me the ext is installed but it does not show up as an option in my dictionary list.
Please advise,
Thanks
JLDM

(Nota: I have a screen shot of the error msg but do not know how add it to my post.)
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Re: Can't add new language dictionary

Postby RusselB » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:47 am

Welcome to the Forums.
While I can't answer your main question, in order to upload the screen shot, click the PostReply button, then look under the area where you would type a response.
There you will find two tabs. The first one (highlighted by default) is Options. The second is Upload Attachment.
It is the second tab that you need, and, imo, the dialog that shows after selecting that tab is self-explanatory... but if you still have problems, we can help you further with that.
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Re: Can't add new language dictionary

Postby floris v » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:14 am

Worked for me with the extension downloaded from the LibreOffice site. So, maybe the file that you downloaded isn't complete. You can test that: select the original file in Windows (File) Explorer, NOT the browser, and change the extension (oxt) to zip - it's really a zip file. Then you can open it as a zipped folder and browse through it. The file DictionarySwitcher.py that appears to be missing, should sit in the top level folder, second from the bottom in the list that appears when you open the file. If it isn't there, you got a bad file. In that case, download from a genuine site. If it is there, something is wrong with your AOO installation.
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Re: Can't add new language dictionary

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:24 am

I tried unsuccessfully with OpenOffice. I think there may be a problem between this dictionary and Python - perhaps dictionary is using a later version of Python than OO is using. That floris v is able to load it on LibreOffice suggests this, as LibreOffice uses the later Python.
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Re: Can't add new language dictionary

Postby floris v » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:27 am

Actually I downloaded from the LO site but installed it on AOO for Linux, where it was pre-installed, so I had to remove that first. No problems whatsoever.
 Edit: Can't find it on the OO extensions page. 
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Re: Can't add new language dictionary

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:30 am

I had it already installed on OO, but attempted to install _over_ the existing version, which new installation failed

 Edit: The (1) in the given filename suggests that there is already a copy of this file on the OP's computer; if so, Extension Manager should show if that copy is already installed. 
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Re: Can't add new language dictionary

Postby floris v » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:32 am

The lo-oo prefix made me suspicious. And the py script is from 2015. That shouldn't be the problem.
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