How to obtain additional languages for the new spell check engine in Notes 8.5.1 and higher

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem

Starting in version 8.5.1, a new Spell Check engine used by Lotus Notes is also used by the embedded Lotus Symphony tools and the embedded Lotus Sametime client. Additional language dictionaries for the new spell check engine are available in UpdateSite_xx.zip files, where 'xx' is the language code.

NOTE: The "Legacy Spell Checker" feature still utilizes .dic files.


Resolving the problem

You can obtain additional language dictionaries for the new spell checker engine from either the Lotus Notes 8.5.1 CD or from Passport Advantage Online. See below for details.


Obtain files from CD

1. Ensure that the client will allow updates, by checking the com.ibm.notes.branding/enable.update.ui parameter, which is stored in the plugin_customizations.ini (stored in the \Notes\framework\rcp folder). This should be set to the value of "true":

com.ibm.notes.branding/enable.update.ui=true

2. In the Notes Client, go to File > Application > Install, check on Search for new features to install, click Next and choose Add Zip/Jar Location.

Note: If the "Install" option is still missing, please refer to the following technote for more guidance on adding the "Install" option:

File - Application - Install menu options missing from Notes client

3. Browse to the folder on the Lotus Notes CD-ROM: Apps\Dictionaries\XTAF\

4. Select the language dictionary file you want to install (for example, select updateSite_de.zip, if you want to install German language dictionary)

5. Select "OK" and then "Finish"

The installation process will begin, and once it completes, you can choose "Restart Now" to take effect immediately.



Obtain files from Passport Advantage

1. Log into Passport Advantage Online.

2. Search by one or more of the following part numbers below (depending on your OS version):
Product
Operating System
Part Number
IBM Lotus Notes XTAF Dictionaries V8.5.3 for Windows and Linux Multilingual  Windows; Linux CI243ML
IBM Lotus Notes XTAF Dictionaries V8.5.3 for Mac Multilingual Mac CI244ML
IBM Lotus Notes XTAF Dictionaries 8.5.2 Win, Linux ML Windows
Linux
CZIR2ML (8.5.2)
IBM Lotus Notes XTAF Dictionaries 8.5.2 Mac ML Macintosh OS X CZIR1ML (8.5.2)
IBM Lotus Notes XTAF Dictionaries 8.5.1 Win, Linux ML Windows
Linux
CZHE3ML
IBM Lotus Notes XTAF Dictionaries 8.5.1 Mac ML Macintosh OS X CZHE4ML


3. Once you have downloaded the .ZIP file available on Passport Advantage, and extracted the zip file (which contains all the languages, but not the individual UpdateSite_xx.zip), launch Notes and go to File > Application > Install, check on Search for new features to install, click Next and choose Add Zip/Jar Location.

4. Browse to the folder in Lotus Notes CD-ROM: Apps\Dictionaries\XTAF\

5. Select the language dictionary file you want to install (for example, select updateSite_de.zip, if you want to install German language dictionary)

6. Select "OK" and then "Finish"

The installation process will begin, and once it completes, you can choose Restart Now to take effect immediately.

Legacy Spell Checker Dictionaries:

For the Legacy Spell Check functionality, additional languages are also available, and can be downloaded from Passport Advantage using one (or more) of the following part numbers depending on the operating system used:

Product
Operating System
Part Number
IBM Lotus Notes Dictionaries 8.5.1 Win ML

(Dictionaries.zip W32)
Windows CZA47ML
IBM Lotus Notes Dictionaries 8.5.1 Linux ML Linux CZA48ML
IBM Lotus Notes Dictionaries 8.5.1 Mac ML Macintosh OS X CZA49ML

Related Information

Wiki article: Spelling Language Dictionaries in Lotus Notes 8.5.1

Wiki article: Making various language spell check dictionaries available to Notes 8.5.1 users

Technote: How to add additional dictionary languages to Notes 8.5.1 or later installs

Technote: How to identify the correct multilingual dictionary to install with Notes 8.5.x clients (#1579650)


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More support for:

IBM Notes
Editor

Software version:

8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3

Operating system(s):

Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1411732

Modified date:

2012-03-08

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