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Open Office Grammar Checker Recommendations?

awnlee jawking

There appear to be two main candidates for English speakers, After the Deadline and LanguageTool. Has anyone here tried them? Which would you rate the better?

AJ

Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

This may not be any help to you, but I use Libre Office, and off-shoot of Open Office, and I use the built in Grammar Checker it has. I do use it's built-in link to download and install a UK English Dictionary, and that's it.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

Thanks Ernest. Are the authors of the grammar checker credited? It might be that Libre Office chose one of those available as an extension to OpenOffice.

AJ

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

Are the authors of the grammar checker credited?


Not that I can easily find, however, when you go:

Tools - - Options - - Language Settings - - Writing Aids

it lists the following modules:

Hunspell SpellChecker
Lightproof grammar checker (English)
Libhyphen Hyphenator
OpenOffice.org New Thesaurus

dictionaries:
standard (all)
en-GB (English UK)
en-US (English USA)
technical (All)
IgnoreAllList (All)

..............

I google search took me to:

http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/lightproof-grammar-checker-development-framework

that may be of help to you.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Crumbly Writer

I've used the Hunspell system in the early days of smartphone development (when I'd jailbreak my iPhone and try to install non-standard tools). It's another 'Open' technology tool.

awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

Thanks for going to all that trouble on my behalf but I'm even more confused. The OpenOffice version of Lightproof seems to be slated as a framework for grammar rules rather than a fully fledged product, and there are lots of disappointed reviews about things it doesn't spot. I guess when it became a built-in for Libre Office, they didn't back-port their enhancements to the OpenOffice extension.

Of course, I might have got things completely wrong.

AJ

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

OpenOffice version of Lightproof seems to be slated as a framework for grammar rules


You may be right, I just looked further and found these two links:

http://wiki.languagetool.org/other-open-source-grammar-checkers

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10509181/can-the-libreoffice-lightproof-grammar-library-be-used-externally

One of which says: Lightproof, a Python-based grammar checker embedded in LibreOffice since 3.5, Lightproof editor

However, if you're using Open Office, and Libre Office is a fork from it and still very much the same interface, is there any reason why you don't just download Libre Office and try it, it is free at:

https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/

I also searched on open source grammar checker
and found this link below and some on-line services.

https://www.openoffice.org/lingucomponent/grammar.html

Capt Zapp

@awnlee jawking

I use LanguageTool and am pretty happy with it.

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