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Old 09-13-2006, 03:32 AM   #1
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Kubuntu - OpenOffice - Spellcheck - How do I change default language?

Hi it seems like this should be really simple and yet it is still bugging me.

All I want is that UK English should be the default language for spellcheck in Open Office Writer, I've set the defaults in Kubuntus system settings so it is EngGB with no others and have set all the options in OO's language settings to EngGB also, however, I can't seem to get rid of the little 'spellcheck' logo next to EngUSA in the 'default languages for documents field' it's really annoying me because it keeps trying to put z's in words that don't have them (here in the UK).

How do I get rid of the americana from my system so that I don't have to worry about dodgy American spellings getting in to my Dissertation?

Many thanks
Old 09-15-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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You can fix that within openoffice. Go under Tools>Options>Language Settings>Languages Set the language of the user inerface to English (UK), also set the local setting to English (UK), and default language for documents to English (UK). Save setting and it will warn you that the user interface language has been changed and changes won't take effect until restarting. Restart and you should be all set with the Queen's English. You can test it by writing something with a weird UK spelling like "colour" followed by "color" and see which is marked as being misspelled.


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