Installing Norwegian dictionary in TexMaker

I just came over a great LaTeX editor named TexMaker. It seems to fit my needs perfectly, with auto-complete and mapping between tex and PDF files. It does however not have a Norwegian dictionary installed, but this is easily fixed:

  1. Download the Norwegian dictionary pack from OpenOffice’s dictionary list, or use this direct link.
  2. Unpack the zip file and unpack the file inside this again.
  3. Open up TexMaker > Options > Configure Texmaker
    (It is under Preferences if you are using Mac)
  4. Go to Editor and click the folder icon to browse to your nb_NO.dic file.
  5. TexMaker should now use the Norwegian dictionary.


Norwegian keyboard on the N950

The N950 is delivered with a keyboard without Norwegian keys, so I decided to map holding the function/arrow key and pressing comma (,), period (.) or asterix (*) to ø, æ and å, respectively.

I you are Norwegian and just want this to work straight away, you can do the following on your device:

ssh root@localhost
cp /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/nokia_vndr/rm-680 /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/nokia_vndr/rm-680-backup
cp rm-680 /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/nokia_vndr/
setxkbmap -model nokiarm680 -layout us

And that should do the trick. The keys are mapped as follows:

FN + .             æ
FN + ,             ø
FN + *             å
FN + SHIFT + .     Æ
FN + SHIFT + ,     Ø
FN + SHIFT + *     Å

If you’re speaking a different language and just want to edit the keymap manually, you can open up the rm-680 keymap file Continue reading Norwegian keyboard on the N950