Dictionary files are installed from their corresponding language pack (Notes installation executable, MUI pack, and or NL install kit) as follows:
-- Language dictionaries are automatically installed with the Notes installation program itself, those being the various English language (en) dictionaries as well as French Canadian (fr-CAN).
-- For non-English language Notes client install or upgrade on the Windows platform, additional language dictionaries are installed, after initial Notes install or upgrade, with the various MUI packs.
-- For non-English language Notes client install or upgrade on the Linux or Mac platform, the applicable language dictionaries are automatically installed with the specified NL pack.
Notes detects the installed language dictionaries and uses the operating system locale to display available dictionaries on the users File > Preferences > Spell Check page.
If the Notes user requires spelling dictionaries that are not already installed (based on their MUI pack or NL kit installation process) and therefore not visible and available on their File > Preferences > Spell Check page, the administrator can make additional spelling dictionaries available.
For Notes basic users, the administrator can make additional spelling dictionaries available from a central location or in the user's Notes data directory and Notes user's can then "install" them manually by using the Install option on their File > Preferences > Spell Check page and then selecting the additional language dictionaries.
For Notes standard users, by default, only the dictionaries for the Notes installed language(s), including MUI pack or NL kit, are available; and there is no Install option on the File > Preferences > Spell Check page. However, additional language dictionaries are supplied in the Notes install media, which an administrator can deploy to users automatically; alternatively users can be specially enabled to manually install these additional libraries, as described in this post.
Installing additional language dictionaries for Lotus Notes (Basic configuration)
Notes basic configuration users can "install" a new language dictionary using the Install option on their File > Preferences > Spell Check page. If a Notes user wants to use a language dictionary that is not listed on the page, they can click Install and choose additional dictionaries provided that the administrator has made the additional dictionaries available as follows:
Note: While the following technique is possible, it is more likely that the administrator would place the available dictionary files in a central and accessible location (or simply add them to the user's Notes\data directory directly) rather than provide the user with the actual Notes install media.
1. Locate the Note install kit, MUI pack, or NL kit in which the applicable language dictionary resides.
2. Open the Client folder.
3. In the Client folder, open the Apps\Dictionaries\Traditional folder.
4. Double-click dictionaries.dic.
5. Enter the location of the user's Notes\Data directory (for example, C:Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\data), and then click Unzip.
Alternatively, simply unzip the .dic files to a central location and then copy them to the user's Notes\data directory.
Once the dictionaries are resident in the user's Notes\data directory, the user can use the following UI sequence to select a new language dictionary and "install" it their dictionary selection list.
1. Click File > Preferences > Spell Check > Install Dictionary.
Macintosh OS X users: Click Lotus Notes > Preferences.
2. Select a dictionary from the Languages list and click OK.