Download file LibreOffice German dictionary: small mistake & "workaround".
Bas G. Roufs - in English
basroufs at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 15:10:49 UTC 2017
Dear everybody from the Open Document Foundation Security Team.
(A copy of this message goes to the Kubuntu and Ubuntu user mailing lists. )
Please, take a look at this page:
Scroll at that page, until you'll arrive at this heading:
German (de-DE igerman98) dictionaries - 2011.06.21
Or copy - paste the above name directly into the search dialogue window
(Control-F) of the Firefox browser.
From there, scroll to the hyperlink to the download file with this name:
Or copy-paste this name into the search dialogue window of Firefox - the
window you'll get by typing "Control-F¨ and go directly to the link I refer
When downloading the file "behind" the link, you'll get a file with this name:
My system is Kubuntu (Linux) 16.04 LTS, along with KDE Plasma version 5.8.6.
and LibreOffice 184.108.40.206. It "sees" the file "dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21" as
it comes from the download page as a .bin - file; that's why, the extension
manager from Libre Office cannot work with it.
However, I discovered a simple, but effective "workaround". I have "renamed"
the file "dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21": by manually adding the 4 characters
".oxt". So, the new name of the file is now:
After doing so, the system opens the file via LibreOffice who will in it's turn
automatically add this extension.
However it may be - not everybody is able to solve the problem as summarized
here. That's why, I advise you to upload a correctly named file to the above
mentioned download page - this means a file with some name ; pls. add the 4
characters ".oxt" to it. By example:
Bas G. Roufs.
Bas G. Roufs
Van 't Hoffstraat 1
NL- 3514 VT Utrecht
BasRoufs at gmail.com
+31 6 446 835 10
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