Language Tool (LT) on Scrivener ?

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Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:02 pm Post

Since the guys from Ulysses have added a spell and style checker to their writing app (LT - Language Tool) I sincerely hope that the Scrivener team will also look into this possibility. The spelling and grammar checker on the Mac in the German edition is practically non-existent, so I always had to use other software to check my Scrivener manuscript texts. Is there any hope that Scrivener will get a similar or even the same extension on board?

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Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:12 pm Post

There are no plans for anything like this at the moment, although I'll take a look at what's involved when I get time. The problem is that everyone wants integration with something different. :) I had a quick look at the Language Tool website, and all I can find for developers is this: https://dev.languagetool.org/public-http-api Does Ulysses just send the text to the Language Tool website? Or is integrated as part of their "Correction" feature?

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Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:32 am Post

KB wrote: ... Does Ulysses just send the text to the Language Tool website? Or is integrated as part of their "Correction" feature?
Keith


Hi Keith,
As far as I know, it is integrated. Since I don't have a subscription to Ulysses anymore myself, I can't send a fresh screenshot, but I found this here:
https://ulysses.app/tutorials/grammar-and-style-check

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Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:08 am Post

KB wrote:There are no plans for anything like this at the moment, although I'll take a look at what's involved when I get time.
Keith


Hi Keith,

Another writing app has now been enhanced with a text style check and advanced text selection. Although the iA-Writer is a pure markdown editor and not directly comparable to Scrivener, it can now perform basic style checks. What I miss here is an option to detect word repetitions.

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