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I made a Swedish hyphenation dictionary from the Open source files at Libre Office, but it's getting tedious to install them in the actual application package every time the beta expires and there's a new version available. Couldn't the language dictionaries be stored somewhere outside the app package? For instance in a /Documents/Affinity/Dictionaries/ folder.

I attach the Swedish hyphenation dictionary folder for anyone who wants to use it when trying out Publisher.

sv-SE.zip

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I think you're on a Mac, from the path name you provided. In that case, I wonder if you couldn't install them in your system, rather than in Affinity?

(On Windows, Affinity has a separate place that users can install their dictionaries, or the user can choose their own location for user-added dictionaries. But I think Affinity works differently on Mac because there it's tied into services provided by MacOS that don't exist on Windows. But that may just be for spellchecking, not for hyphenation, I suppose.)


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On the Mac, Affinity products have traditionally been sold on the app store and cannot install files outside of their application bundle.

It may be possible to support having user-installed dictionaries and the like in another location, but Serif would obviously need to comment on that one.

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I'm using the Mac version.

Did you mean  /Users/user/Library/Spelling/

I tried this. Did not work, other than Swedish showing up as a language choice for text.

Hyphenation only works if the sv-SE folder is inside the application bundle.
Contents/Resources/Dictionaries

 

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On 2/2/2019 at 8:06 PM, Rabari said:

Did you mean  /Users/user/Library/Spelling/

Clearly not. What @Dave Harris said was:

On 1/30/2019 at 9:53 AM, Dave Harris said:

For example, I have one at /Users/dharris/Spelling/hu-HU/hyph_hu_HU.dic.

So put your dictionary in /Users/YOUR NAME/Spelling/dictionary type/dictionary

But I agree that it would be great to be able to put a new dictionary in ~/Users/user/Library/Spelling/

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I was asking, as creating a Spelling folder inside my user folder did not work. As did not, eventually, using the Spelling folder in the /user/Library folder.

I can get hyphenation working only by installing the hyphenation dictionary directly into the app bundle. Tedious.

 

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My +1 for this request.


iMac 27" Retina 2017, 3,4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 2400 MHz DDR4, OS X Mojave | Long-time Adobe veteran (I still remember Aldus Pagemaker, HA!), making the big move after going freelance. Running Publisher Beta along with Designer and Photo desktop versions. Loving what you guys are doing.

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On 2/2/2019 at 8:06 PM, Rabari said:

I'm using the Mac version.

Did you mean  /Users/user/Library/Spelling/

I tried this. Did not work, other than Swedish showing up as a language choice for text.

Hyphenation only works if the sv-SE folder is inside the application bundle.
Contents/Resources/Dictionaries

 

Sorry, yes; I missed the "Library" portion.

Publisher doesn't care which folder it finds the dictionary in, as long as it finds it. And if it is offering Swedish as a Hyphenation language, then it is finding it. Are you setting it via the Hyphenation option, or just setting the Spelling language and leaving Hyphenation at auto?

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