languagetool LanguageTool

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

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latest release: 2024-01-02 13:09:49

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   6.3.1 Bug fixes / Increase in performance 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

Bug fixes

Increase in performance of the extension

Download 6.3 error detection updates / bug fixes 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

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

Bug fixes

Download 6.2 error detection updates / bug fixes 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

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

Bug fixes

Download 6.1.1 error detection updates / bug fixes 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

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

Bug fixes

Download 6.0 error detection updates / bug fixes 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

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

Bug fixes

Download 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

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

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  • Sasha Pavlovitch Scheglov Dec 14, 2023, 11:05 AM (2 months ago)

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    Tiene muchos errores y limitaciones. Era un buen producto pero se ha convertido en un verdadero dolor de cabeza porque marca como error palabras bien escritas como las compuestas como "supermercado" (por "super" y "mercado").

  • daddy blondlegs Nov 2, 2023, 1:47 AM (4 months ago)

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    This has a few quirks, but it won my heart (and this review) by suggesting I use "propose" because I'd used "suggest" in the previous sentence. Very sophisticated for something that's free people. Went to MS 365 and it's bloated with false positives.

    This didn't work because Java wasn't installed on my computer. Go to java.com, download it, the go to Tools>Options>Advanced>[Under Java Options] Add...> C:\Program Files\Java\jre-1.8

    Tip: Hit F7 instead of clicking this extension's icon in the toolbar which is much more sluggish.

    • daddy blondlegs Nov 2, 2023, 2:39 AM (4 months ago)

      Correction: Go to Tools>Spelling instead of F7

    • daddy blondlegs Nov 2, 2023, 1:51 AM (4 months ago)

      Note to devs: the Grammar Rules and Style Rules under Options is unreadably squished

  • abdelilah hmidani Mar 5, 2023, 5:52 PM (12 months ago)

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    Error in LanguageTool version 6.0 on LibreOffice 7.5.1.2 :
    https://github.com/languagetool-org/languagetool/issues/7922

  • Robert Irrgang Nov 16, 2022, 2:12 AM (16 months ago)

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

  • David Regenspan Oct 21, 2022, 12:51 AM (16 months ago)

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    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 Jun 18, 2022, 1:30 PM (21 months ago)

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    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 Jun 8, 2022, 10:19 AM (21 months ago)

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

  • ooonea.eth May 14, 2022, 3:36 PM (22 months ago)

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

  • Heiko Tietze May 3, 2022, 1:53 PM (22 months ago)

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

  • Bella vGFH Apr 7, 2022, 10:07 AM (23 months ago)

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    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.

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