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capitals in German

Felmon Davis-2
Greets!

I'm not easy with the German system of capitalization; if I write
something without capitalizing the nouns, is there a way to run a
spell-checker or something which will do that?

I installed dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21.oxt into OpenOffice 4.1.8
and selected "Tools/Language/For all text/German" and note that
"Options/Language Settings/Language" has German as default for
documents.

however spell-check breezes through without touching the document.

(a) maybe there was an error in the way I installed the template?

(b) suppose it worked, would it flag nouns without capitals?

appreciated!

fjd

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Re: capitals in German

Dan Lewis
    I think you have missed one very important step: the paragraph style
for the paragraph in which the German language is used. It contains the
control for which language is checked for spelling. Yours probably is
one of the English languages depending upon what country in which you
live. Change that setting to German. Also make sure the your selection
contains an ABC before the name of the language.

Dan


On 2/15/21 7:41 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:

> Greets!
>
> I'm not easy with the German system of capitalization; if I write
> something without capitalizing the nouns, is there a way to run a
> spell-checker or something which will do that?
>
> I installed dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21.oxt into OpenOffice 4.1.8
> and selected "Tools/Language/For all text/German" and note that
> "Options/Language Settings/Language" has German as default for documents.
>
> however spell-check breezes through without touching the document.
>
> (a) maybe there was an error in the way I installed the template?
>
> (b) suppose it worked, would it flag nouns without capitals?
>
> appreciated!
>
> fjd
>

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Re: capitals in German

Rory O'Farrell
On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 08:54:58 -0500
Dan Lewis <[hidden email]> wrote:

>     I think you have missed one very important step: the paragraph style
> for the paragraph in which the German language is used. It contains the
> control for which language is checked for spelling. Yours probably is
> one of the English languages depending upon what country in which you
> live. Change that setting to German. Also make sure the your selection
> contains an ABC before the name of the language.
>
> Dan

It may also be that you will need to use a more sophisticated tool than OpenOffice provides.  Consider checking if languagetool.org offer a version to handle German.

Rory
 

>
> On 2/15/21 7:41 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:
> > Greets!
> >
> > I'm not easy with the German system of capitalization; if I write
> > something without capitalizing the nouns, is there a way to run a
> > spell-checker or something which will do that?
> >
> > I installed dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21.oxt into OpenOffice 4.1.8
> > and selected "Tools/Language/For all text/German" and note that
> > "Options/Language Settings/Language" has German as default for documents.
> >
> > however spell-check breezes through without touching the document.
> >
> > (a) maybe there was an error in the way I installed the template?
> >
> > (b) suppose it worked, would it flag nouns without capitals?
> >
> > appreciated!
> >
> > fjd
> >
>
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Re: capitals in German

Felmon Davis-2
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On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Dan Lewis wrote:

>    I think you have missed one very important step: the paragraph style for
> the paragraph in which the German language is used. It contains the control
> for which language is checked for spelling. Yours probably is one of the
> English languages depending upon what country in which you live. Change that
> setting to German. Also make sure the your selection contains an ABC before
> the name of the language.
>
> Dan

I just took a look at the style and it says the language is German.

next to "German (Germany)" I see a teeny 'ABC' with a check mark under
it.

so far then so good.

f.

>
>
> On 2/15/21 7:41 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:
>> Greets!
>>
>> I'm not easy with the German system of capitalization; if I write something
>> without capitalizing the nouns, is there a way to run a spell-checker or
>> something which will do that?
>>
>> I installed dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21.oxt into OpenOffice 4.1.8 and
>> selected "Tools/Language/For all text/German" and note that
>> "Options/Language Settings/Language" has German as default for documents.
>>
>> however spell-check breezes through without touching the document.
>>
>> (a) maybe there was an error in the way I installed the template?
>>
>> (b) suppose it worked, would it flag nouns without capitals?
>>
>> appreciated!
>>
>> fjd
>>
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Re: capitals in German

Felmon Davis-2
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On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Rory O'Farrell wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 08:54:58 -0500
> Dan Lewis <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>>     I think you have missed one very important step: the paragraph style
>> for the paragraph in which the German language is used. It contains the
>> control for which language is checked for spelling. Yours probably is
>> one of the English languages depending upon what country in which you
>> live. Change that setting to German. Also make sure the your selection
>> contains an ABC before the name of the language.
>>
>> Dan
>
> It may also be that you will need to use a more sophisticated tool
> than OpenOffice provides.  Consider checking if languagetool.org
> offer a version to handle German.
this looks promising.

ah, this seems to work!

this will allow me to persist in my lazy English-language ways and
still put out somewhat correct German-language text!

thank you!

f.

>> On 2/15/21 7:41 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:
>>> Greets!
>>>
>>> I'm not easy with the German system of capitalization; if I write
>>> something without capitalizing the nouns, is there a way to run a
>>> spell-checker or something which will do that?
>>>
>>> I installed dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21.oxt into OpenOffice 4.1.8
>>> and selected "Tools/Language/For all text/German" and note that
>>> "Options/Language Settings/Language" has German as default for documents.
>>>
>>> however spell-check breezes through without touching the document.
>>>
>>> (a) maybe there was an error in the way I installed the template?
>>>
>>> (b) suppose it worked, would it flag nouns without capitals?
>>>
>>> appreciated!
>>>
>>> fjd
>>>
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Re: capitals in German

Dan Lewis
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But do you have the spell checker icon activated? It is the ABC with the
red wavy line below it. It will be enclosed in a box if you do. I always
keep this active. So, when I installed a German dictionary and set the
paragraph style to German, it automatically marked misspelled words in
German. For example, I typed, mench. It first corrected that mensch then
flagging that as misspelled. The final correction was to Mensch. (This
is the Austria dictionary.

Dan

On 2/15/21 10:16 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Dan Lewis wrote:
>
>>    I think you have missed one very important step: the paragraph
>> style for the paragraph in which the German language is used. It
>> contains the control for which language is checked for spelling.
>> Yours probably is one of the English languages depending upon what
>> country in which you live. Change that setting to German. Also make
>> sure the your selection contains an ABC before the name of the language.
>>
>> Dan
>
> I just took a look at the style and it says the language is German.
>
> next to "German (Germany)" I see a teeny 'ABC' with a check mark under
> it.
>
> so far then so good.
>
> f.
>
>>
>>
>> On 2/15/21 7:41 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:
>>> Greets!
>>>
>>> I'm not easy with the German system of capitalization; if I write
>>> something without capitalizing the nouns, is there a way to run a
>>> spell-checker or something which will do that?
>>>
>>> I installed dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21.oxt into OpenOffice
>>> 4.1.8 and selected "Tools/Language/For all text/German" and note
>>> that "Options/Language Settings/Language" has German as default for
>>> documents.
>>>
>>> however spell-check breezes through without touching the document.
>>>
>>> (a) maybe there was an error in the way I installed the template?
>>>
>>> (b) suppose it worked, would it flag nouns without capitals?
>>>
>>> appreciated!
>>>
>>> fjd
>>>
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Felmon Davis-2
On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Dan Lewis wrote:

> But do you have the spell checker icon activated? It is the ABC with the red
> wavy line below it. It will be enclosed in a box if you do. I always keep
> this active. So, when I installed a German dictionary and set the paragraph
> style to German, it automatically marked misspelled words in German. For
> example, I typed, mench. It first corrected that mensch then flagging that as
> misspelled. The final correction was to Mensch. (This is the Austria
> dictionary.

that's sweet but it doesn't seem to work here. I see the ABC-checkmark
in the paragraph style and it also appears on the main menu next
to "Spelling and Grammar".

however now the situation is dirty since I installed the LanguageTool
extension (as recommended by Rory) which may have changed things.

in a leisure moment I will uninstall it and look again to see if I can
do it without LanguageTool. for simplicity's sake that would be my
preference.

f.

> On 2/15/21 10:16 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Dan Lewis wrote:
>>
>>>    I think you have missed one very important step: the paragraph style
>>> for the paragraph in which the German language is used. It contains the
>>> control for which language is checked for spelling. Yours probably is one
>>> of the English languages depending upon what country in which you live.
>>> Change that setting to German. Also make sure the your selection contains
>>> an ABC before the name of the language.
>>>
>>> Dan
>>
>> I just took a look at the style and it says the language is German.
>>
>> next to "German (Germany)" I see a teeny 'ABC' with a check mark under it.
>>
>> so far then so good.
>>
>> f.
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2/15/21 7:41 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:
>>>> Greets!
>>>>
>>>> I'm not easy with the German system of capitalization; if I write
>>>> something without capitalizing the nouns, is there a way to run a
>>>> spell-checker or something which will do that?
>>>>
>>>> I installed dict-de_de-igerman98_2011-06-21.oxt into OpenOffice 4.1.8 and
>>>> selected "Tools/Language/For all text/German" and note that
>>>> "Options/Language Settings/Language" has German as default for documents.
>>>>
>>>> however spell-check breezes through without touching the document.
>>>>
>>>> (a) maybe there was an error in the way I installed the template?
>>>>
>>>> (b) suppose it worked, would it flag nouns without capitals?
>>>>
>>>> appreciated!
>>>>
>>>> fjd
>>>>
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