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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.


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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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Setting via Hyphenation option.

It's great that Publisher finds it, after I manually, and every time the app is updated, install the hyphenation file in the Application bundle.

The problem is not that I can't get hyphenation working. My point is that mucking about in the Application Bundle has never been a recommended activity, and certainly nothing you would instruct inexperienced users to do every time the app is updated.

So the shipping version should recognize other places. The user/Library/Spelling folder would be better, even if it resides in the (nowadays) hidden Mac Library folder.

 

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1 hour ago, Rabari said:

The user/Library/Spelling folder would be better, even if it resides in the (nowadays) hidden Mac Library folder.

Go to your Home folder and hit the key command "Command + J" this will bring up the View options for that folder, there is a checkbox for Show Library Folder. You can also do the old "hold down Option while clicking on the Go menu item on the Finder's menu bar" trick.


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