I'm trying to install a dictionary in texmaker. All the sites I've found so far tell me that the dictionary is the same type one can find for LibreOffice, OOo, etc.

However, when I try to download that file, it comes with extension .oxt , and from what I could gather I need files with extension .dic and .aff . So, how do I do this?

Any help would be appreciated.

  • is this a tex related question? I do not recognise any of the extensions you mention as being part of a tex system. – David Carlisle Jun 6 '16 at 17:58
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    @DavidCarlisle I'm trying to install a dictionary in texmaker. – An old man in the sea. Jun 6 '16 at 18:33
  • Oh OK I know nothing about texmaker:-) (thanks for the edit, I also changed the tags) – David Carlisle Jun 6 '16 at 18:37
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    It's possible you need the dictionary for an older version of libre office. They were mirrored somewhere for TeX users last time I looked. – Chris H Jun 6 '16 at 20:07
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    It is just a zip file with another extension, unzip it, and the dic and aff files are inside. If you unzip programme cannot handle anything that does not have the .zip extension, just rename the file – daleif Jun 6 '16 at 20:14

Oxt files are just zip files with a different extension. Unzip it (rename if necessary) and you'll find the dic and aff files inside.

Bonus: if you are on a Mac or on Linux you can run

file file.oxt

And it will tell you what in earth this is. Very handy little tool.

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