LanguageTool - Multilingual Grammar and Spell Checker


  • Newbie
  • *
    • Posts: 31
    • Gender:Male
LanguageTool - Grammar and Spell Checker 2.5

Check your translation for style and grammar problems. LanguageTool Plugin is a verification module, which is used to check grammar, spelling, and linguistic errors in the translation. This plug-in integrates the LanguageTool grammar checker into SDL Trados Studio and enables proofreading and grammar checking.

 LanguageTool is an Open Source proof­reading program for English, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, and more than 20 other languages. It finds many errors and grammar problems that a simple spell checker cannot detect.

To work with a local server you need to install Java 8 and download the desktop version of LanguageTool for offline use.
Version 2.5 onwards supports online public and premium LanguageTool servers.

I need a plugin for SDL Trados 2017 - 2019

Details - Language
« Last Edit: 16 Jan, 2021, 11:16:36 by spiros »


  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 836948
    • Gender:Male
  • point d’amour
Think auto-correct and grammar-checking tools are old hat? Think again!

With the advent of artificial intelligence, language tools have gone far beyond checking spelling or catching missing punctuation. Today's tools consider context and advise you on the tone of your copy, helping you write more clearly and effectively. They will even double-check things like international bank account numbers or alert you when you write "Monday, January 13, 2021" -- because that's actually a Wednesday!

One very popular tool for this is Grammarly. But there's one big caveat: It only speaks English. If you're a Grammarly user who wished it could also help you with, say, Spanish or German, you may have been excited to learn about Microsoft's "Editor." It supports 20 languages and works in all Office apps and major web browsers (except Safari), but to get the good stuff, you need a Microsoft 365 subscription. So today, we'd like to tell you about another option: LanguageTool - Online Grammar, Style & Spell Checker.

This handy app currently supports 30 languages (and language variants) to various degrees. Full support — including spelling, grammar, and style hints — is available for English, German, French, Spanish, and Dutch. Spelling and (limited) grammar checks are currently available for Arabic, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, Greek, Irish, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, and Ukrainian.

The tool is open-source, which means you can peek behind the scenes if you like. And you can join the community to extend and improve the language coverage.

LanguageTool can be used almost anywhere people get writing done these days: Microsoft Word, its open-source equivalents OpenOffice and LibreOffice as well as Google Docs (requires Premium plan) and major browsers like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera. (Safari is apparently coming soon.) You can also copy and paste your text into the simple web interface.

Once installed in your browser, LanguageTool is always just a click away. It helps you write more effective emails and avoid embarrassing typos on social media. Basically, it's your stand-by editor, whenever and wherever you write. (Of course, if you don't want assistance for a specific site, you can disable LanguageTool there.)

If you like what you see, consider signing up for an online account. This lets you set up your preferences and store texts for later. LanguageTool will provide you with statistics for your text, such as reading or speaking time and the number of characters, words, and sentences. Just like in Word, you can add specific words to a personal dictionary. (And if you're a language nerd like us, you can turn on "Picky mode," which checks for issues like long sentences or passive voice.)
— The 321st Tool Box Journal


Search Tools