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Document 346

How to remove old German spellings

Version: 3.5x, 4.0 - Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, Scientific Notebook

The installation program for the German dictionary places two dictionary files on your hard drive. One contains new German spellings; the second contains supplemental words for old German spellings. The installation program also updates the SWP, SW, or SNB .ins file with information about the dictionary files. If you prefer to use only the new German dictionary, you can remove the old German dictionary file by changing the information in the .ins file.

The .ins entries look like this:

[Languages]

ProximityDir=d:\swp35

INS_PATH1=d:\swp35

Language.0002=German,p,grmphon.env,grm32.clx,%INS_PATH1%

LexFile.0002=grm104.lex,grm10401.lex

LexFileDesc.0002=German Proximity/Bertelsmann Linguibase (New spelling),German Proximity/Bertelsmann Linguibase (Old words supplement)

(This example assumes that SWP 3.5 is installed in the d:\swp35; your program and your installation directory, and therefore this .ins file entry, may differ.) The last two lines contain information pertaining to both dictionaries.

To remove the old spellings:

  1. If SWP, SW, or SNB is running, close the program.
  2. Using an ASCII editor, open the SWP, SW, or SNB .ins file, which is in the program directory.
  3. Locate these two lines in the [Languages] section of the file:

    LexFile.0002=grm104.lex,grm10401.lex

    LexFileDesc.0002=German Proximity/Bertelsmann Linguibase (New spelling),German

    Proximity/Bertelsmann Linguibase (Old words supplement)

  4. Change the lines to

    LexFile.0002=grm104.lex

    LexFileDesc.0002=German Proximity/Bertelsmann Linguibase (New spelling)

  5. Find these lines at the beginning of the .ins file:

    [Installation]

    MoveToIniDbase=0

  6. Change the lines to

    [Installation]

    MoveToIniDbase=1

  7. Save and close the file.

The next time you start the program, the registry will be updated with the new information in the .ins file, and only the dictionary of new German spellings will be used.

Added 03/08/02

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