Lightproof grammar checker rule editor for LibreOffice
or see http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/lightproof
version 0.1 (2012-02-01)
2009–2012 (c) László Németh (nemeth at numbertext dot org), license: MPL 1.1 / GPLv3+ / LGPLv3+
This software was developed with support from FSF.hu Foundation, Hungary.
1. Via Tools -> Extension manager in OOo/LibreOffice
2. or with unopkg tool, for example
[install_path\program\]unopkg add -f lightproof_editor-0.1.oxt
Note: there is a huge starting time (seconds) of LibreOffice with the
Lightproof editor extension. [Removing the unnecessary locales from src/editor/editor.cfg
of Lightproof source and generating a new editor extension can solve this problem.]
The Lightproof editor extension contains a special grammar checker component and
a LibreOffice Writer toolbar. The editor can update its grammar checker component based
on the Lightproof rules in the current Writer document.
Note: for languages without 'official LibreOffice' Hunspell dictionaries or languages
with default LibreOffice grammar checking (English, Russian and Hungarian in LibO 3.5)
have to modify some settings, too, see doc/manual.txt in the zipped extension, or you
can choose a neutral language (eg. Esperanto) for your Writer document during the rule
development. Only the Hunspell-related Lightproof functions, eg. spell(), morph() need
the correct language.
After the successful installation (and settings), you can check the work of the grammar
checking component of the editor with the following text:
The repeating letters will be underlined with blue wavy line (thanks to the default
a a -> a # Did you mean
rule of the grammar checker component of the editor).
Write the following Lightproof rule in an empty Writer document:
b b -> b # suggestion
Click on the first icon on the Lightproof editor toolbar. The 'b b' text will be
underlined with blue wavy line as a grammar mistake with the 'b' suggestion and
Load and modify the English Lightproof rules (src/en/en.dat, online: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/lightproof/tree/src/en/en.dat) or decribe new rules
based on doc/syntax.txt (online: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/lightproof/tree/doc/syntax.txt, but these files can be found in the oxt (zipped) file of the
Lightproof editor extension, too). See also doc/manual.txt (online: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/lightproof/tree/doc/manual.txt) and
1. Apply rules
Compile and the default Lightproof rules in the current document and update the Lightproof
editor grammar checker component.
2. Apply all rules
Compile and apply all (including optional) Lightproof rules in the current document and update the relevant component.
3. Debug rules
Check the current text and report run time errors (eg. in the Python conditions of the rules).
Release: 0.1-2 – Small fix of the suggestion formatting.