OmegaT dictionaries: still problem with that
Thread poster: Serena T

Serena T  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:58
English to Italian
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Mar 7

Good morning everybody

I'm starting my adventure with OmegaT and finally I'm dealing with the dictionaries and the Spelling Check.

First of all I'd like to say that I already had a look at the previous conversations about the same topic, as well as I had at some tutorials in Youtube, and at the both EN and IT OmegaT's manuals... but yes, I can't still see my installed (properly?) dictionaries working while translating.

What I've done:
- creation of a folder in my Hard-disk (desktop) and renamed "Dizionari";
- checked the voice "Spelling check";
- chosen the "Dizionari" folder and then installed my dictionaries from this list (I've tried few of them): actually, the dictionaries that I wanted were downloaded without problem...
-checked the format and they are .aff and .dic; so I renamed these dictionaries as suggested: en_EN and it_ IT (not necessary for the last one);

and finally I tried to translate from EN to IT, making errors in my target language (on purpose) but nothing never happened.
Before to bother you, I' ve tried many times.
I don't understand if I'm lost in some passages, if it may be because of my internet connection (I'm hotspotting myself this morning because I'm in holiday and without a proper WI-FI)...

Windows is my operating system.

I'll be glad if you can help me to figure it out where the problem it may be hidden.
I wish you a nice day


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Dragomir Kovacevic  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:58
Italian to Serbian
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there is no en-EN... Mar 7

But en-GB, en-US, and so on.
You might leave these spelling-checkers as they are, on condition that your project setting point to these languagese, for example:

source en-GB, target it-IT. These en-GB, en-UK, and other "en-geo locations" are situated in Project menu.

This was about spelling-checkers from the Options menu.

Another aspect is "Dictionaries" for OmegaT, which serve for reference purposes. You point to the folder with them, out of your single project, from Project-Properties...

Serena T wrote:

-checked the format and they are .aff and .dic; so I renamed these dictionaries as suggested: en_EN

[Edited at 2017-03-07 15:28 GMT]

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:58
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English to Russian
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To what? Mar 7

> and finally I tried to translate from EN to IT,

To what actually?

Also, show the output of dir command for your dictionary folder.

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