I have too many languages in my spell checker and I would like to clean up. When I say spell checker, I mean the spell checker in Firefox, but also other applications like Tomboy.
The thing is, I have a few language packs installed, which is what I want. I use English as my system language, but I want an (Austrian) German number format and spell check. I'd also like to keep my Hebrew spell checker. What's more annoying is, that a lot of "regional" dicts were installed. So I have now 9 entries (and I got rid of some already). I don't mind having German and German (Austria), but I'd like to get rid of German (Belgium) and German (Luxemburg).
In System Settings -> Language Support, I have installed English, German and Hebrew. Apparently that installed also the local variations, because after wiping some myspell/aspell/hunspell dicts off my system, it prompts me that the language support is not complete and if I want to install myspell-en-za and myspell-en-au. But no thanks. As you can see, I did find some of the packages for local language variants, but not for the others!
aptitude search "~ispell" gives:
i aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker i aspell-en - English dictionary for GNU Aspell i hunspell-de-at - Austrian (German) dictionary for hunspell i hunspell-de-de - German dictionary for hunspell i hunspell-en-us - English_american dictionary for hunspell i libaspell15 - GNU Aspell spell-checker runtime library i libgtkspell-3-0 - spell-checking addon for GTK's TextView wi i A libgtkspell0 - a spell-checking addon for GTK's TextView i libhunspell-1.3-0 - spell checker and morphological analyzer ( i myspell-en-gb - English_british dictionary for myspell i myspell-he - Hebrew dictionary for myspell
Searching for "dict" only gives me "dictionaries-common", hyphenation is installed for en and de, searches for "thes"(aurus) etc. also don't give me de-BE or similar.
aptitude search "~ilang" gives:
i language-pack-de - translation updates for language German i language-pack-de-base - translations for language German i language-pack-en - translation updates for language English i language-pack-en-base - translations for language English i language-pack-gnome-de - GNOME translation updates for language Ger i language-pack-gnome-de-base - GNOME translations for language German i language-pack-gnome-en - GNOME translation updates for language Eng i language-pack-gnome-en-base - GNOME translations for language English i language-pack-gnome-he - GNOME translation updates for language Heb i A language-pack-gnome-he-base - GNOME translations for language Hebrew i language-pack-he - translation updates for language Hebrew i A language-pack-he-base - translations for language Hebrew i language-selector-common - Language selector for Ubuntu i language-selector-gnome - Language selector for Ubuntu i libslang2 - S-Lang programming library - runtime versi i A libslang2:i386 - S-Lang programming library - runtime versi
I don't have any other languages or dictionary (extensions) installed in firefox (or deactivated them) and these languages also appear in Tomboy.
Any ideas how to get rid of 'em?