A thesaurus for Openoffice.org on Ubuntu and Debian

by Tom Adelstein

I use Ubuntu's 6.06 TLS Desktop and Debian Sarge 3.1. I have also used Word 2000 for special cases especially when I need some language tools. Recently, I did a search for a thesaurus for Openoffice.org 2 and found a debian package called openoffice.org-thesaurus-sk_2.0.3-2_all.deb. It's downloadable from here.

To my surprise, it loaded right away on my Ubuntu desktop and works nicely. Here's the description from the Debian package site:

Openoffice.org is a full-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office. This package contains an Slovak thesaurus for OpenOffice.org.

I thought I would pass this along since it works well and provides one more feature to bring Openoffice.org into the status of an industrial strength office productivity suite.

Curious, I started looking for the same thesaurus for other operating systems such as Windows and found this site called lingucomponent . You might check it out.

Fortunately, the Debian package provided me an English language version. I haven't located one for other systems yet. If you know of one, you might let us know in the comments section.

Hopefully, you'll find this information as useful as I did.


2006-07-07 10:08:21
Tom, I use the SpellChecker and Thesaurus (in USA English and French) on Windows platphormTom, I use the spell checker and Thesaurus (in USA English and French) on Windows platform (I still need it due to some architectural programs I need...) with Ooo2.0 and I am really satisfied with that! I also use it (a Novell OOo version) on the SUSE distribution I am using.
2006-07-08 00:28:47
I think the correct acronym is not TLS, but LTS (which stands for Long Term Support).
2007-03-02 07:01:39
The thesaurus was not installed by default on Ubuntu 6.10 for some reason (perhaps because it takes up to much space to fit on the one cd install disk). Anyway, I found your post and installed the english thesaurus. Ctrl-F7 brings it up in Openoffice.

2007-09-23 12:28:51
your download link is broken