Thunderbird 8.0 dictionaries


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Ed Cryer

I've installed Tbird 8.0 on my new Win 7 HP 64-bit machine. But it won't
accept any dictionaries; says they're incompatible with Thunderbird 8.0.
I've tried a few with the same result.

On the old machine (same 64-bit) I have version 7.01 and lots of
dictionaries.

Is it me, or is it the same with others?

Ed
 
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Andy Burns

Ed said:
I've installed Tbird 8.0 on my new Win 7 HP 64-bit machine. But it won't
accept any dictionaries; says they're incompatible with Thunderbird 8.0.
It won't let me add British/English dictionary, so not just you.
 
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Andy Burns

Ed Cryer wrote:

Have you tried any others? US-English, for example?
I hadn't, but I just tried and it thinks that's incompatible too, even
though the version number of US was 5.0.something and the UK was
1.9.something
 
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Vic RR Garcia

I've installed Tbird 8.0 on my new Win 7 HP 64-bit machine. But it won't
accept any dictionaries; says they're incompatible with Thunderbird 8.0.
I've tried a few with the same result.

On the old machine (same 64-bit) I have version 7.01 and lots of
dictionaries.

Is it me, or is it the same with others?

Ed
My 8.0 have English(US), Español, Galego, Français and Italiano, clearly
there is something wrong with England and the Brits, but we suspect that
already.
 
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choro

I've installed Tbird 8.0 on my new Win 7 HP 64-bit machine. But it won't
accept any dictionaries; says they're incompatible with Thunderbird 8.0.
I've tried a few with the same result.

On the old machine (same 64-bit) I have version 7.01 and lots of
dictionaries.

Is it me, or is it the same with others?

Ed
Please do not abbreviate Thuderbird as Tbird. How about T/bird. Surely
far better than Tbird which gets me every time I see it.
-- choro
 
W

Wolf K


Another usability issue "solved" by reducing options for users. This has
been the pattern for months now. I see no real improvments from Tbird
3.x. Tabs are nice for them that wants them, but it's not the way I read
e-mail. "Archives" inside the TBird profiles folder is just plain
stoopid: the purpose of a back-up is to remove data from whatever damage
risk the storage location may suffer.

Bah!

Wolf K.
 
Z

Zaphod Beeblebrox

choro said:
Please do not abbreviate Thuderbird as Tbird. How about T/bird.
Surely far better than Tbird which gets me every time I see it.

What's wrong with Tbird as an abbreviation for Thunderbird? It's been
used since the car of the same name from the 50's...
 
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Ed Cryer

What's wrong with Tbird as an abbreviation for Thunderbird? It's been
used since the car of the same name from the 50's...
Yeah, and they use that in the Thunderbird forum too.
Tbird, Tbird, Tbird.

Ed
 
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Ed Cryer

Andy said:
Ed Cryer wrote:



I hadn't, but I just tried and it thinks that's incompatible too, even
though the version number of US was 5.0.something and the UK was
1.9.something
People from all over the world have said that it's ok, that it's working
for them. So, I just tried it again, and it's worked perfectly.
I installed three dictionaries using exactly the same procedures that
failed yesterday.

There's something weird here. I can't accept that it's just me locally.
I think they must have been tinkering with their website. It was
unavailable for several days.

Ed
 
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Andy Burns

Ed said:
People from all over the world have said that it's ok, that it's working
for them. So, I just tried it again, and it's worked perfectly.
I installed three dictionaries using exactly the same procedures that
failed yesterday.

There's something weird here. I can't accept that it's just me locally.
I think they must have been tinkering with their website. It was
unavailable for several days.
Yep working for me too now, they must have spies listening in ...
 
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Miles

* Ed Cryer wrote, On 07-Dec-11 06:46:
Yeah, and they use that in the Thunderbird forum too.
Tbird, Tbird, Tbird.

Ed
Why not solve the discussion and simply use TB?
Miles
 
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Ed Cryer

Miles said:
* Ed Cryer wrote, On 07-Dec-11 06:46:

Why not solve the discussion and simply use TB?
Miles
How does tuberculosis solve anything?

Ed
 
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Ed Cryer

Andy said:
Yep working for me too now, they must have spies listening in ...
A bit of sleuthing.

Today the procedure worked as I've known it to work for years.
When the downloaded file is (or becomes) locally present, it very
quickly presents the interface asking "Do you want to install this add-on?"
Yesterday that interface never appeared. In its stead there was a few
seconds' gap, and then the red banner appeared with the incompatibility
message.

Now then, that difference, how do you account for it, Ed?
Answer: There has to have been at least a something hard-coded into
Tbird itself. Whether that be a date, or whether it routes to some file
either local or on the Net to query, there has to have been something
hard-coded into Tbird itself. And today the coding took a different path.
Because of what?
Because the results of an internal IF condition were different on the
respective two days.

So then, hard-coded date in Tbird itself to give the people time to get
all the dictionaries fully compatible?
Or some website parameter changed, giving the go-ahead today.

Ed
 
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Tony Vella

A bit of sleuthing.

Today the procedure worked as I've known it to work for years.
When the downloaded file is (or becomes) locally present, it very
quickly presents the interface asking "Do you want to install this add-on?"
Yesterday that interface never appeared. In its stead there was a few
seconds' gap, and then the red banner appeared with the incompatibility
message.

Now then, that difference, how do you account for it, Ed?
Answer: There has to have been at least a something hard-coded into
Tbird itself. Whether that be a date, or whether it routes to some file
either local or on the Net to query, there has to have been something
hard-coded into Tbird itself. And today the coding took a different path.
Because of what?
Because the results of an internal IF condition were different on the
respective two days.

So then, hard-coded date in Tbird itself to give the people time to get
all the dictionaries fully compatible?
Or some website parameter changed, giving the go-ahead today.

Ed
Hello Ed.

I am using the US version 8.0 and so is my wife. Both my wife and I
have US-English and Modern-French on our machines (win7-64), and in
addition I have Spanish-Argentina and Portuguese-Brazil. And they all
seem to be working fine. I tried downloading and installing UK-English
but I couldn't get it to work. HTH.
 
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DanS

Another usability issue "solved" by reducing options for
users. This has been the pattern for months now. I see no
real improvments from Tbird 3.x. Tabs are nice for them
that wants them, but it's not the way I read e-mail.
"Archives" inside the TBird profiles folder is just plain
stoopid: the purpose of a back-up is to remove data from
whatever damage risk the storage location may suffer.
The veriosn of TB I'm using @ work is 3.something, and I've
been offered v8.x for a while now.

The other TB user there does always update when offered.

I asked what features it has over 3.x because maybe I should
upgrade.

"Nothing that I see" was the answer.
 
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Ed Cryer

Tony said:
Hello Ed.

I am using the US version 8.0 and so is my wife. Both my wife and I have
US-English and Modern-French on our machines (win7-64), and in addition
I have Spanish-Argentina and Portuguese-Brazil. And they all seem to be
working fine. I tried downloading and installing UK-English but I
couldn't get it to work. HTH.
Merci bien, Tony.
Y muchas gracias.

They're all working well now. I'm left with just trying to confirm
exactly what went wrong; and very certain that the problem was on the
server side.

BTW
I have the Modern French dictionary. I was wondering though (and you'll
know this better than me, being a native Canadian) just what the
difference is between that and the Classique one.

Ed
 

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