languagetool LanguageTool

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last edited: 2022-03-31

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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 a lot of 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.

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

Homepage: https://www.languagetool.org

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

Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 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.

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  • 5.6 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

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

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  • 5.5.1 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 5.3 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

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

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  • 5.2.3 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes

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  • 5.2.2 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes

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  • 5.2.1 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Bug fixes

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  • 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

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  • 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.

03-2022

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  • Michael Moser 30 nov. 2021 à 08:23 (Il y a 8 mois)

    The LT plugin is actually not working at all. LT appears in the menus, but clicking on the icons or the menu commands does not lead to any effect. I'm using LO 7.2.2.2 with LT 5.5.1 on Fedora Linux 35 (64-bit) with Gnome 41.1. The installed Java is standard OpenJDK 11.0.13.
    Clicking on LT options while LO runs in the terminal, the following code appears:
    java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class com.sun.java.swing.plaf.gtk.GTKLookAndFeel
    at java.base/java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
    at java.base/java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:398)
    at java.desktop/javax.swing.SwingUtilities.loadSystemClass(SwingUtilities.java:2036)
    at java.desktop/javax.swing.UIManager.setLookAndFeel(UIManager.java:632)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.MultiDocumentsHandler.setJavaLookAndFeel(MultiDocumentsHandler.java:1464)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.MultiDocumentsHandler.getCheckResults(MultiDocumentsHandler.java:179)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.MultiDocumentsHandler.doProofreading(MultiDocumentsHandler.java:165)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.Main.doProofreading(Main.java:81)
    Probably this will help to identify the problem.

  • Robert Ferraro 3 nov. 2021 à 09:15 (Il y a 9 mois)

    In a previous post I stated I could never get this to work without random crashes of Writer. The problem seems to be solved when you install for all users. All remains very stable now. Now I can give it 5 stars!! Brilliant at what it does.

  • MENGHOK CHENG 1 nov. 2021 à 08:12 (Il y a 9 mois)

    This is another best, foreign language writing tool, Khmer Spell Checker out there beside SBBIC and it could spell khmer language just well!
    Thank you LT

  • Peter T 25 oct. 2021 à 10:03 (Il y a 10 mois)

    Since LanguageTool version 5.1.3 the update mechanism via Extension Manager does not work for me anymore. It might happen that other users are also stuck with this version now.
    (LibreOffice 7.1.6.2 x64, Windows 10)

  • Robert Ferraro 24 oct. 2021 à 10:43 (Il y a 10 mois)

    I would love to use this product which seems great BUT I have a large document of 400,000 words and every build I have tried to use would result in Writer crashing to desktop after 1 to 5 minutes. No warnings or errors - just instant closing of Writer. Memory use goes to around 3 to 4 Gb during the checking of the document and then the crash occurs. Windows 10 64 with 32 Gb RAM. Would also crash in Win 7 64.

  • Mark Novak 1 oct. 2021 à 17:15 (Il y a 10 mois)

    I use LanguageTool v 5.4

  • Mark Novak 1 oct. 2021 à 17:13 (Il y a 10 mois)

    FYI
    New Error since upgrading to LibreOffice 7.2.1.2 earlier today

    An error has occurred in LanguageTool 5.4 (2021-06-25 09:43:51 +0000):
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: Index -1 out of bounds for length 1
    Stacktrace:
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: Index -1 out of bounds for length 1
    at java.base/jdk.internal.util.preconditions.outOfBounds(Preconditions.java:64)
    at java.base/jdk.internal.util.preconditions.outOfBoundsCheckIndex(Preconditions.java:70)
    at java.base/jdk.internal.util.preconditions.checkIndex(Preconditions.java:248)
    at java.base/java.util.Objects.checkIndex(Objects.java:372)
    at java.base/java.util.Arraylist.get(ArrayList.java:459)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.DocumentCache.getFlatParagraphNumber(DocumentCache.java:241)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.CheckRequestAnalysis.changesInNumberOfParagraph(CheckRequestAnalysis.java:503)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.CheckRequestAnalysis.getParaFromFlatparagraph(CheckRequestAnalysis.java:314)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.CheckRequestAnalysis.getParaPos(CheckRequestAnalysis.java:282)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.CheckRequestAnalysis.getNumberOfParagraph(CheckRequestAnalysis.java:106)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleDocument.getCheckResults(SingleDocument.java:207)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleDocument.getCheckResults(SingleDocument.java:141)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.MultiDocumentsHandler.getCheckResults(MultiDocumentsHandler.java:210)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.MultiDocumentsHandler.doProofreading(MultiDocumentsHandler.java:165)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.Main.doProofreading (Main.java:81)
    OS: Linux on amd64. Java version 11.0.11 from Ubuntu

  • D 30 sept. 2021 à 18:53 (Il y a 10 mois)

    An update: as per the "our checklist" above, having a Mac I installed Java for OS X as suggested there (https://languagetooler.freshdesk.com/en/support/solutions/articles/44002037684-mac-specfic-issues), but only version 5.3 works without error messages.

    • D 5 oct. 2021 à 15:09 (Il y a 10 mois)

      Update from myself. Unfortunately the error messages continue also with version 5.3

  • D 29 sept. 2021 à 13:48 (Il y a 11 mois)

    New error message, I hope that the developers can help!

    M An error has occurred in LanguageTool 5.4 (2021-06-25 09:43:51 +0000):
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: begin 548, end 547, length 547
    Stacktrace:
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: begin 548, end 547, length 547
    at java.base/java.lang.String.checkBoundsBeginEnd(String.java:3756)
    at java.base/java.lang.String.Substring(String.java: 1902)
    at java.base/java.lang.String.Substring(String.java: 1875)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleCheck.removeFootnotes(SingleCheck.java:712)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.DocumentCache.getDocAsString(DocumentCache.java:399)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleCheck.addParaErrorsToCache(SingleCheck.java: 199)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleCheck.checkParaRules(SingleCheck.java:569)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleCheck.checkTextRules(SingleCheck.java:450)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleCheck.getCheckResults(SingleCheck.java: 144)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleDocument.getCheckResults(SingleDocument.java:220)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.getNextGrammatikErrorinParagraph(SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.java:517)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.getNextErrorinParagraph(SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.java:412)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.accessS5700(SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.java:93)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SpellAndGrammarCheckDialogSLtCheckDialog.getNextError(SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.java: 1835)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SpellAndGrammarCheckDialogSLtCheckDialog.findNextError(SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.java: 1593)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SpellAndGrammarCheckDialogSLtCheckDialog.runCheckForNextError(SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.java: 1550)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SpellAndGrammarCheckDialogSLtCheckDialog.5how(SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.java: 1426)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.run(SpellAndGrammarCheckDialog.java: 198)
    OS: Mac OS X on x86. 64, Java version 14.0.1 from Oracle Corporation

  • D 29 sept. 2021 à 13:26 (Il y a 11 mois)

    Error message keeps coming up in Libreoffice extension. Java is
    Mac Os. High Sierra 10.13.6
    Libreoffice 7.1.6.2
    Languagetool 5.4

    Error message:
    SQ An error has occurred in LanguageTool 5.4 (2021-06-25 09:43:51 +0000):
    java.lang.StringindexOutOfBoundsException: begin 1109, end 1108, length 1108
    Stacktrace:
    java.lang.StringindexOutOfBoundsException: begin 1109, end 1108, length 1108
    at java.base /java.lang.String.checkBoundsBeginEnd\String,java:3756)
    at java.base /java.lang.String.substring(String,java:1902)
    at java.base /java.lang.String.substring(String java:1875)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleCheck.removeFootnotes(SingleCheck java:712)
    at org.languagetool. openoffice. DocumentCache.getDocAsString(DocumentCache.java:399)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleCheck.addParaErrorsToCache(SingleCheck.java:199)
    at org.languagetool.openoffice.SingleDocument.runQueueEntry(SingleDocument.java:535)
    at org.languagetool. openoffice. TextLevelCheck QueueSQueueEntry.runQueueEntry(TextLevelCheck Queue.java:438)
    at org.languagetool. openoffice. TextLevelCheck QueueSQueuelterator.run(TextLevelCheckQueue.java:539)
    OS: Mac OS X on x86_64, Java version 14.0.1 from Oracle Corporation

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