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last edited: 2022-11-24

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LanguageTool is a style and grammar proofreading software for English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Romanian, and a lot of other languages.

Description

LanguageTool is a style and grammar proofreading software for English, French, German, and many other languages. You can think of LanguageTool as a software to detect errors that a simple spell checker cannot detect, e.g. mixing up there/their, no/now etc. It can also detect some grammar mistakes.

Supported languages are: Asturian, Belarusian, Breton, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, Galician, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian. Please note that the level of support differs a lot between languages.

NOTE: Starting with LibreOffice 7.4, LanguageTool can be used from LibreOffice without this add-on. However, there are some reasons to use the extension:

  • The extension runs on the local machine. No remote server is needed.
  • The extension supports all rules working on the level of full text (e.g., opening and closing quotes are recognized even if they are more than one paragraph away from each other).
  • The extension automatically adds all lists of correctly spelled words (according to LanguageTool) to the dictionaries used by LibreOffice.
  • The extension supports grammar checking of Impress and Calc documents (Only manual checking by the LT check dialog. An automated check is not supported by LibreOffice.)
  • The extension offers a configuration dialog:
    • Easily activate / deactivate optional rules
    • Easily deactivate / reactivate default rules
    • Define custom colors and styles for rule groups or single rules
    • Change parameters for some special rules
    • Define profiles to check different kinds of documents

If you have trouble with the installation, please see our checklist.

You can always get the latest version of this add-on at https://languagetool.org/download/LanguageTool-stable.oxt - the version linked here at extensions.libreoffice.org might not be up-to-date.

 

Homepage: https://www.languagetool.org

Repository: https://github.com/languagetool-org/languagetool

Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 5.9.1 error detection updates / bug fixes 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    New error detection rules for Catalan, Dutch, English, German, French, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

    Bug fixes

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  • 5.7 error detection updates 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Error detection updates for Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

    Download
  • 5.6 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Error detection updates for Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

    Download
  • 5.5.1 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes.

    Download
  • 5.5 error detection updates 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Error rule updates for Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

    Download
  • 5.4 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Changes include error detection updates for Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Galician, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

    Download
  • 5.3 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Error detection updates for Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

    Download
  • 5.2.3 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes

    Download
  • 5.2.2 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes

    Download
  • 5.2.1 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes

    Download
  • 5.2 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Error detection updates for Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

  • 5.1.3 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes

    Download
  • 4.1 Error detection updates for Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, Galician, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. 4.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL external link

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LanguageTool

LanguageTool is a style and grammar proofreading software for English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Romanian, and a lot of other languages.

11-2022

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  • Robert Irrgang 16 nov. 2022 à 02:12 (Il y a 11 jours)

    Müll! LO bleibt ständig damit hängen, Bereiche werden ständig neu geprüft, obwohl sie ignoriert wurden, zu umständlich! Nicht wirklich brauchbar!

  • David Regenspan 21 oct. 2022 à 00:51 (Il y a 37 jours)

    Using LT 5.9 on LO 7.4 under Windows 11. Works well in many respects, but it interferes with autocorrect, specifically "always correct to", which results in blank spaces. Also seems to deactivate itself when the computer comes out of sleep mode. Its spellchecker interferes with LO spellchecker and must be turned off.

  • ROKE BEEDELL 18 juin 2022 à 13:30 (Il y a 5 mois)

    This extension operates, but part of the interface of it is impossible to observe. Additionally, some of what it corrects is correct, because the dictionary of it is inadequate.

  • John Twenty 8 juin 2022 à 10:19 (Il y a 6 mois)

    This is absolutely one of the most useful extensions out there!!

  • ooonea.eth 14 mai 2022 à 15:36 (Il y a 7 mois)

    For me the best extension there is. I also use it on iPhone, in browsers and other applications. Super recommended.

  • Heiko Tietze 3 mai 2022 à 13:53 (Il y a 7 mois)

    Please see https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=112723 for "passive component registration".

  • Bella vGFH 7 avr. 2022 à 10:07 (Il y a 8 mois)

    Don't get me wrong: LangaugeTool does what it says on the tin. Although some of the grammar suggestions might strike (especially) native speakers a bit as "pedantic grammar police", it works well in LO.
    Having said this, the LanguageTool devs should have another thought about the many different languages now packed by default in LT. It is certainly no exaggeration to state that 99% of LT users now are forced to hold multiple languages that they don't speak, use, nor need. However, the inclusion of all mentioned languages standard makes the application very large in size, and slows down its operation.
    So why not, following the basic practice, provide the central operating core, and let *the user* decide what languages they want/ need, thus increasing both size and making LT more nimble.

  • Sebastiaan van de Wouw 26 mars 2022 à 14:54 (Il y a 8 mois)

    To install the Windows version Oracle Java is needed.
    After install of the extension click the configure button.
    The button will respond after a few minutes, please wait for it. This is probably due to the compilation of the Java code. After the first use, it is very responsive and great for the Dutch language.

  • Kamo Donnelly 10 févr. 2022 à 09:49 (Il y a 10 mois)

    Doesn't work at all.

    Made a whole account just to share that after installing it, it doesn't do anything. I can right click for a drop-down, which I then cannot use. Clicking any icons or the 'options' menu does nothing.

    Incredibly frustrating and disappointing.

  • John Joe 8 févr. 2022 à 11:46 (Il y a 10 mois)

    I have installed it into LibreOffice 7.3 (flatpak version). But the LT toolbar is completely unresponsive, including the "Options" button

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