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Old 08-07-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
samac
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HOWTO add en_GB language pack to openoffice-2.4.1


For all us "limeys" who know how to spell colour and grey, and have had to put up with color and gray, because the installpack for open office is internationalized for en_US. This is rough and ready guide to installing an en_GB language pack to openffice-2.4.1.

First of all download the Zenwalk package from here. Choose the one for the version of openoffice you have installed.

Download it to it's own folder and then, as root
Code:
explodepkg openoffice-langpack-en-GB-2.4.1-noarch-54.1.tgz
You will then have to move everything from ./usr/lib to ./opt . You can then delete the folders ./usr/lib [MAKE SURE YOU GET THIS BIT RIGHT YOU DON'T WANT TO DELETE /usr/lib BY MISTAKE] and then
Code:
makepkg openoffice-langpack_en_GB-2.4.1-noarch_<YOUR TAG HERE>-1.tgz
This is then followed by
Code:
installpkg openoffice-langpack_en_GB-2.4.1-noarch_<YOUR TAG HERE>-1.tgz
Open up one of the openoffice programs and navigate to TOOLS/OPTIONS select Language Settings/Languages change User interface to English (UK) and select OK.

Finally close and restart openoffice and go to the Font Colour button.

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