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drblock2

Joined: 19 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Feb 2013, 07:39    Post subject: German spell checker error  

jrb wrote:

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Have you tried posting this problem at the Softmaker forum? I can't see them not being interested after all, sie sind Deutsche!


Yes, I did contact SoftMaker, but they were not able to help. Here is the thread:

<http://www.softmaker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=222&t=12539&p=43358#p43358>


I pm'ed the support person working on this with the new information and a reference to this thread, but have not heard back.

I checked the libhunspell versions involved. libhunspell-1.2 is used in Pups that have the problem and ones that don't. Precise 5.4.2 has libhunspell-1.3 and the umlaut problem.

The de.aff files in the Opera hunspell (which works flawlessly) and the freeoffice hunspell both list the same code page: SET ISO8859-1

So, I am still stumped.

edit 1: Corrected url of forum thread. Sorry, couldn't get the tags to work.
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L18L

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Feb 2013, 06:19    Post subject: Re: German spell checker error  

jrb wrote:
...I can't see them not being interested after all, sie sind Deutsche!

What about playing with
export OUTPUT_CHARSET=iso-889-1
( or UTF-8 )?
This had been helpful sometimes with similiar issues in puppy.

This works:
http://www.softmaker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=222&t=12539&p=43358#p43358 Wink
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jrb


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Feb 2013, 14:23    Post subject: Re: freeoffice - strange spell-checker problem  

drblock2 wrote:
I did a "custom" stand-alone installation of freeoffice as follows:

I downloaded the "freeoffice.tgz" file and unpacked it to /mnt/home/freeoffice/. The reason for this is that I have a number of Puppy Linux distributions installed and I would like to use freeoffice in all of them, which requires only an installation to the hard disk and a few appropriate symbolic links.

The first time I started Textmaker, it created two folders: /.softmaker and /root/SoftMaker. Since large directories in root fill up the pupsave file, I moved the folders to /mnt/home/freeoffice and created symbolic links back to the expected locations.

Just a thought. You can eliminate the symlinks back to /root by creating a new blank file called portable.txt in /mnt/home/freeoffice. This is Softmaker's way to create a portable version of Freeoffice. As soon as it detects this file it will look in that directory for /.softmaker and /Softmaker. If it doesn't find them there it creates them. It might make a difference?
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don570


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Feb 2013, 20:56    Post subject:  

I downloaded the free version and de-archived in /root
and ran the install script (answering yes to all questions)

Next I installed my Rightclick package
and it worked properly Cool

The .tmd native format seems to have changed from earlier versions???


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drblock2

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 07:01    Post subject: More on German spell-checker problem  

Thanks for the suggestions!

Adding the dummy file portable.txt to the freeoffice directory eliminates the need for the symbolic links. This is a significant improvement as it simplifies the installation of the stand-alone freeoffice, but it does not solve the problem with the German spell checker.

I also tried changing the OUTPUT_CHARSET variable. With Wary 5.4.90, which has the problem, the standard value is UTF-8, I changed this with export (as described above) to ISO8859-1 - the value listed in the de.aff file of the hunspeller. No improvement.

I then tried the opposite tack - I changed the value in de.aff to UTF-8 to match the environmental variable - still no go.

Interestingly, Wary 5.3.90 (with the same kernel as Wary 5.4.90) and the same standard value for the character set works just fine!
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jakfish

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 07:41    Post subject:  

While I've purchased multiple SMs--mostly for phone and PDA--I decided to play with Softmaker 2010 FreeOffice and found it pretty stripped down--no saving in *.docx and no thesaurus, to name two key missing features.

Ashampoo 2010 is also free, and appears to be a full version SoftMaker 2010 (and about 40 mbs larger than FreeOffice). The rub is, it appears to be Windows-only, so you need Wine--though it can be in a stand-alone directory (via a portable install to usb).

I did not find Ashampoo 2010 in Linux format, but if folks are willing to put up with wine, this may alleviate some of the issues noted in this thread, plus return the missing features.

Jake
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jrb


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 11:28    Post subject: Re: More on German spell-checker problem  

drblock2 wrote:
Interestingly, Wary 5.3.90 (with the same kernel as Wary 5.4.90) and the same standard value for the character set works just fine!

I couldn't find Wary 5.3.90 so I used Wary 5.3.92, hopefully that one works for you. I took it and extracted all the files that were modified in Wary 5.4.90. That is, here are the original files from the working version that were changed in the non-working version (except those in /dev). The files are in the directory structure, no symlinks though.

I am thinking you could copy these files in to Wary 5.4.90 and see if this results in a working version. Then you could start over copying in one folder at a time, until you identify the problem folder. Then start over and copy in one file at a time until you identify the problem file.

I've used this technique a few times to identify problems and although tedious Crying or Very sad it works.Very Happy

Cheers, J
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Apr 2013, 17:36    Post subject: SoftMaker-Free-Office-2012.pet  

I have packaged SM Free Office 2012 and tried it on Puppy-412 and Saluki-023, although not extensively. It can be downloaded from http://412collection.co.uk/document.php#smo2012
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musher0


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PostPosted: Thu 11 Apr 2013, 18:13    Post subject: Re: SoftMaker-Free-Office-2012.pet  

tuxtoo wrote:
I have packaged SM Free Office 2012 and tried it on Puppy-412 and Saluki-023, although not extensively. It can be downloaded from http://412collection.co.uk/document.php#smo2012


Hello, tuxtoo.

Many thanks for this, and also for your Puppy 4.12 site.

Best regards.

musher0

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jakfish

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Apr 2013, 00:20    Post subject:  

This week, SoftMaker is heavily discounting its full-version SoftMaker 2012, Linux or Windows.

I picked mine up on Monday for $19.99 USD. Since I run Wine, I got the Windows version. My real issue with SM in Linux is an un-adjustable menu font, etc since it's all pretty hard-coded. With Wine, obviously, users get more to tweak.

Jake
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Apr 2013, 17:07    Post subject: Re: SoftMaker-Free-Office-2012.pet  

Hello musher0

Thanks for the feedback and glad you like 412collection.co.uk

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Apr 2013, 17:37    Post subject:  

To anyone interested, an SFS of FreeOffice is available here:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=85713

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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep 2013, 01:21    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
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I would like you guys feedback on FreeOffice. I am in contact with someone at Softmaker, and there is the possibility of compiling FreeOffice optimised for Puppy, and including it in an official release of Puppy.

So, I would like to get feedback from users of FreeOffice!

Not a good idea in the long run.
At best, should only be packaged as a .pet.

When SoftMaker introduces newer versions, they stop issuing license keys for older ones.
(See top of my first post here.)
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puppyiso


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep 2013, 03:01    Post subject:  

hopefully,

I mean HOPEFULLY,

they support Korean letters.

I remember it didn't work properly.

Yes, Korea is a damn small country. They just make Hyundais and Samsung phones.

But it would be nice of them if they EVER consider supporting Korean 2 letter system correctly.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep 2013, 08:29    Post subject:  

perhaps PuppyISO you could approach softmaker as a software tester or even provide translations for korean ... seriously.... they are a small company so can only work with the resources to hand...
A bit like puppy really....
mike
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