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Why is the language tool not checking the grammar I want it to check for?

asked 2017-11-02 05:28:32 +0200

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I first installed the latest version 5.4.2.2 x64, then I installed the 64 bit version of java, and then I installed the language tool extension. I have selected specific grammar options in the language tool, but it is not checking for those grammar rules. Did I do something wrong? I have Windows 10 64 bit pro edition.

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answered 2017-11-02 08:06:51 +0200

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Grammar checking is a very complex task which is strongly linked with the language structure. As a consequence there is no "universal" grammar checker. LO offers a standard interface for checkers, such as option settings, but delegates the real job to the checker.

Grammar checkers may be provided by a langage pack but very few do. Look also in the various extensions contributed by users and developers.

From a quick search through the library, try LanguageTool (several languages), Orthos (Greek), but I have no experience with them. Translation tools may also help but I've been rather disappointed by the results and look-and-feel.

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The topic starter seems to use exactly LanguageTool. But given the fact that he/she can't even correctly write its name, I guess, the problem is much more serious.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-11-02 10:33:12 +0200 )edit
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answered 2017-11-02 11:05:36 +0200

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updated 2017-11-02 11:39:23 +0200

(I never used such a tool, and I don't know if the usage with LibO is wide-spread.)
'LanguageTool' (LT) is not a project of 'The Document Foundation'. It is (mainly?) supplied by two individuals.
However, there is also a forum on 'LanguageTool' (LT) and there you can search (e.g.) for "LibreOffice". You will get relevant matches.
Just a faint hunch: Did you install the LibO version? Is your installed 'Java' version sufficient?
(I do not know if/how the desktop version will cooperate with LibO.)

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