[lubuntu-devel] Abiword issue for Lubuntu Xenial

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 11:10:04 UTC 2016

Hi Henk,

Yes, you are right, and it is a great drawback, that Abiword suffers 
from this bug of language settings. But What I meant is that I think it 
is still worth including Abiword in Lubuntu, even if it will take time 
to fix the bug.

Best regards

Den 2016-03-26 kl. 10:57, skrev Henk Terhell:
> Nio, that is right.
> I write documents/ letters in Dutch as well as in English. Having US
> keyboard hardware layout I usually install the US English Lubuntu
> version with US dead keys so I can also easily compose characters like
> ëöç needed in Dutch language .
> But the ability to switch language in a word processor is essential for
> checking spelling .
>   Henk
> Op 2016-03-26 om 09:32 schreef Nio Wiklund:
>> Hi Henk and Phill,
>> Abiword cannot change language on the fly, but it will use the default
>> language. So when I install Swedish in Lubuntu, it will use Swedish
>> and is useful for me unless I want to write in another language. For
>> example I can type the Swedish letters åäö.
>> Best regards
>> Nio
>> Den 2016-03-26 kl. 08:36, skrev Henk Terhell:
>>> Phill,
>>> Thanks for the explanation.
>>> Under these circumstances, I think that a word processor in which the
>>> language cannot be changed is of no value to a major part of Lubuntu
>>> users and  this will have an impact on the appreciation of this new LTS
>>> version.
>>> Henk
>>> Op 2016-03-25 om 19:56 schreef Phill. Whiteside:
>>>> The bug you see is the bug,
>>>> sadly, Abiword is needing a developer (dev) to keep the project alive.
>>>> This is a concern to us, but we do not have any spare devs.... If
>>>> someone has some experience in such work, I can ask to arrange some
>>>> assistance for them - But the people who have quietly offered, cannot
>>>> teach a new comer.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Phill.
>>>> On 25 March 2016 at 18:01, Henk Terhell <hterhell at chello.nl
>>>> <mailto:hterhell at chello.nl>> wrote:
>>>>     The release notes for Beta 2 imply that bug #1484785 of Abiword
>>>>     language selector is not related to Lubuntu. However, I run today
>>>>     a live session of Manjaro LXDE 16.03 (released a few days ago) and
>>>>     this bug was not present, though the new Manjaro distro is also
>>>>     using Openbox 3.6.1 and Abiword 3.0.1. There is an error message
>>>>     when checking Abiword version in Lubuntu Xenial, see
>>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword/+bug/1484785/+attachment/4611451/+files/abiword-version.jpg
>>>>     Maybe this is of some help.
>>>>     Henk
>>>>     Op 2015-12-18 om 10:54 schreef Henk Terhell:
>>>>         Bug # 1484785 reports that another language cannot be
>>>>         selected  in abiword because a compatibility problem with
>>>>         latest openbox.
>>>>         If this is not easily resolved for the lts-release I suggest
>>>>         abiword (and gnumeric) be replaced by libreoffice writer/calc
>>>>         in the Lubuntu Xenial desktop iso like was earlier decided for
>>>>         Xubuntu.
>>>>         I guess most people obtain libreoffice anyway after a fresh
>>>>         install, whereas fitting the iso on a cd is no longer the
>>>>         bottleneck.
>>>>         Henk
>>>>     --     Lubuntu-devel mailing list
>>>>     Lubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
>>>> <mailto:Lubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
>>>>     Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
>>>>     https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/lubuntu-devel

More information about the Lubuntu-devel mailing list