Removing redundant dictionaries from OOo and Ubuntu

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Mar 17 15:19:47 UTC 2008

On 17/03/2008, Erich Jansen <erich at> wrote:
> > I frequently switch between two dictionaries for writing. I would like
> > to remove the other 20 dictionaries that I do no use from OpenOffice
> > and Ubuntu in general. I have found dictionaries in these places:
> > /opt/openoffice.org2.3/share/dict/ooo
> > /usr/share/myspell/dicts/
> >
> > Can I just erase the dictionaries that I don't need? Will this break
> > anything? Are there dictionaries in other places that I can remove?
> > Thanks in advance.
> yes you can, just make sure you delete the entries for the dict's you
> delete in 'dictionary.lst' located in /usr/share/myspell/dicts/

Thank you.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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