View Full Version : [kubuntu] Removing dictionnary variants

October 25th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Hello all,
I write in several language and Ubuntu has indeed too much coverage for those languages. I would like to remove the dictionary variants such as English (Australia), French (Belgium), etc, to leave only English (United States of America), French... because every 2 minutes I have to slog through this long list of 15 variants I'll never use.

I tried

sudo aptitude remove myspell-en-au myspell-en-gb myspell-en-za
but it wants to remove language-support-writing-en.


November 9th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Nobody ? That's probably a simple config file somewhere... KDE specific maybe ?

December 27th, 2012, 10:29 AM
OK, still keeping this thread alive as I still find this issue annoying. I still cannot find in which files the sub-localizations as kept. For instance let's take belgian:

$ aptitude search $(sudo apt-cache search belgi | cut -d" " -f1)
p beid-mozilla-plugin - beID mozilla plugin
p beid-mozilla-plugin:i386 - beID mozilla plugin
There's not a single installed package.
Same if I do:

$ locate fr-be

Is this one for instance part of a standard fr spell checker and impossible to remove ?

December 27th, 2012, 10:35 AM
I use BleachBit, and one of its jobs is to get rid of unused language files. Give it a try.