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LanguageTool is an Open Source language checker for the English and German language
LanguageTool is an Open Source language checker for the English and German language. This is a rule-based language checker that will find errors for which a rule is defined in its XML configuration files. Rules for more complicated errors can be written in Java.
You can think of LanguageTool as a tool to detect errors that a simple spell checker cannot detect, e.g. mixing up there/their, no/now etc. It can also detect a limited amount of grammar mistakes. It does not include spell checking.
Installation and Usage:
- In OpenOffice.org (only OpenOffice.org 2.0 has been tested): Do not unzip the archive, just call Tools -> Package Manager -> Add... to install LanguageTool-0.8.2.zip. Open a new window of OpenOffice.org (Ctrl-N) and you'll see a new menu entry "LanguageTool" that will check the current text.
- Without OpenOffice.org: Unzip the archive and start LanguageToolGUI.jar by double clicking on it. If your computer isn't configured to start jar archives, start it from the command line using java -jar LanguageToolGUI.jar. LanguageTool.jar is the command line checker for plain text files.
Known bugs: LanguageTool 0.8 was the first release with support for OpenOffice.org so there will be bugs.
What's New in This Release:
Several rules have been improved or fixed.
Initial support for French, Spanish, and Italian has been added, but is still very limited.
You can now make LanguageTool check text using its embedded Web server.
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