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Using LibreOffice (latest version) on OS X, everything in English. However I frequently work with documents in other languages (e.g. German, Dutch, French) and I would like to have spell checking for those languages as well.

I googled around but found tons of links that all either became redundant (since older LibreOffice or OpenOffice versions, I guess) or are no longer available. Nothing I try seems to work.

The only thing that looked hopeful was 'LanguageTool' but this extension seems to require installing Java, which I don't want.

What is the best solution to get foreign language support (as in spell checking / dictionary, not user interface) in LibreOffice without forcing me to install Java, and where or how do I go about that exactly?

  • I'm not sure for Mac, but checking the package dependencies on Debian, LO uses "hunspell-dictionary, myspell-dictionary" – which in turn both offer a bunch of dictionary backends (a.o. German, Dutch, French with myspell – hunspell seems to lack Dutch). So installing e.g. MySpell should solve it for you (the package is cross-platform according to the linked Wikipedia page). – Izzy Oct 14 '15 at 15:10
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For french syntax, the best way is to use Grammalecte : it has capacities with grammar and conjugaison (underline words in blue). To install it, just download the odt file (with a macro).

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