How to put LibreOffice in Spanish

How to put LibreOffice in Spanish

A few days ago a new version of Ubuntu has been released, Saucy salamander, and I know that many of you instead of updating the old version of Ubuntu that you had, you have preferred to install the new version scratch or you install Ubuntu for the first time. As with Ubuntu, it happens with the different flavors of Ubuntu and some of them do not contain by default LibreOffice, is the case of Lubuntu and Xubuntu, distributions that can be installed on computers that can run perfectly LibreOffice. Faced with this problem, it's time to install LibreOffice by hand and with this also put it in Spanish, since it does not usually come by default in Spanish nor does it recognize the language of the operating system. The good thing about this whole process is that the necessary packages are in the Canonical repositories, so there is nothing to do to annoy the integrity of our operating system.

Put LibreOffice menus in Spanish

To put in Spanish that LibreOffice menus all you have to do is open a terminal and type the following

sudo apt- get install libreoffice-l10n-es

We press enter and we will proceed to the installation of this package that puts the menus in Spanish. For this step it does not matter that we have Lubuntu, Xubuntu or a server installation, the only thing that is required is to have installed LibreOffice, how obvious.

Install the dictionaries

Like what happened and happens with OpenOffice, that we change the language of the menus does not mean that the managed dictionaries correspond to the installed language, moreover, there are times when we have the menus in one language and we want it to use the dictionary of another language, for this we will need to install the dictionary in question, so we open the terminal or console and write:

 sudo apt-cache search myspell

with this we will see a list of packages that correspond to the dictionaries available for LibreOffice. These packets will be headed by myspell followed by two letters that correspond to the letters of the language, so in the case of Spanish it will be enough to choose «es«, So to install it we will write:

sudo apt-get install myspell -en

But we can have other dictionaries, that depends on you. And with this, if we open our LibreOffice, you will see that you will have him in Spanish and the spell checker will work correctly in Spanish or in the language you have installed.

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  1.   Elisha said

    It has served me and is done in a moment. Thank you very much for the help!

  2.   Kevin said

    Thanks a lot!!! Dec 2018

  3.   Ivan said

    The first command is wrong, there is a space between the dash and get:

    "Sudo apt- get install libreoffice-l10n-es"

    For inexperienced people it could be a problem but everything else very useful, thank you.

  4.   Mario Eduardo Salassa said

    When I type sudo apt- get install libreoffice-l10n-it is the "|" sign I get it out of pressing the AltGr key and the 1 key that has that sign next to it. I interpret that it is not an «I» (capital i) because when I write this «sudo apt- get install libreoffice-l10n-es” it throws me «10n-es» is not a command, as if the sign «|» I will cancel all the phrase that is before and does not exist 10n-es

  5.   Dragos said

    Thank you, all correct (2020 July)

  6.   Juan said

    It worked for me, thanks for your help

  7.   manolo said

    Thanks for supporting, I had to put it in Spanish!!