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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Change some locale and language settings

You can change some details of the locale and language settings that OOo uses for all documents or for specific documents.

  1. In the Options dialog box, click Language Settings > Languages.

  2. On the right-hand side of the Language Settings – Languages page (Figure 42), change the Locale setting, Default currency, and Default languages for documents as required. In the example, English (Australia) has been chosen as the locale, and the Australian dollar (AUD) for the currency. Although an English (Australia) dictionary exists, the English (UK) dictionary has been selected as the default language.

  3. If you want the language (dictionary) setting to apply to the current document only, instead of being the default for all new documents, select the checkbox labeled For the current document only.

  4. If necessary, select the checkboxes to enable support for Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) and support for CTL (complex text layout) languages such as Hindi, Thai, Hebrew, and Arabic. If you choose either of these checkboxes, the next time you open this page, you will see some extra choices under Language Settings, as shown in Figure 43. These choices (Searching in Japanese, Asian Layout, and Complex Text Layout) are not discussed here.

  5. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.

Note

If you need to use non-Western languages, and especially if you need to use more than one non-Western language in the same document, refer to the tutorial, “OOo in a Multi-Lingual Environment.â€

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