in the past the German (Language) team has released two versions of OOo Portable.
One version released here on pa.com was the one You know (without python support) same as the en version. The other one with python support was released on oooportable.org / de.openoffice.org.
Now we plan to release only one version in the future, Openoffice.org Portable with Python Support as option for additional install.
I don't know Johns plans for Openoffice.org Portable 2.3 but if he like it, it could be a solution for the en version too.
Please keep in mind, this version uses the launchers and structure of the last version 2.2.1 without any modification (accept the version entry in help.html and appinfo.ini). If there will be any change in the final en release, there will be in the de version too.
The German beta has on more option, additional dictionaries. In the past we've removed non German dict files to get the package smaller. With this Beta You could install the non German dicts as option.
Please have a little look at this version an let us know if You'll find any problems.
As we have still no write access to the pa directory on sf You'll find the beta here:
(Details: md5sum: 1ee286af8402e0950926d573d32fd60e size: 77.7 MB package / installed: 158.4 MB, 167.6 with python, 211.7 MB with add. dicts, 220.8 MB with python and add. dicts)