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Adding Scottish Gaelic

Hi, myself and another person (Akerbeltz) are interested in becoming maintainers for a new language, Scottish Gaelic. There is already spellchecking support for Gaelic on LibreOffice but we want to add a syntax checker. We wanted to check that this project is open to our language before we get started. Thanks!

Hi Catrìona,

thanks for your interest in LanguageTool. We’re generally open to new languages, but we require a long-term commitment to maintain that language. The reason is that too many languages got added in the past that are now unmaintained (see https://languagetool.org/languages/). To help ensure that, I suggest that new languages are added in a fork at github. If the new language is maintained for at least 3 months, we can add it to LT as “experimental” first.

Please let us know if you have questions.

Regards
Daniel

Thank you! I will start working on the checker in a fork. Since there are two quite different ways of doing the case system, we will have multiple sub-folders rather like you have en-br, en-us and en-nz. I currently am keeping the fork at https://github.com/katyasyc/languagetool although it might move later.

@dnaber I set up the project according to the instructions but unfortunately the maven has a compile time error. I know it is missing some dependencies but I am not sure how to fix it. I am a CS major but have no experience with maven. All the changes are checked into my fork (https://github.com/katyasyc/languagetool). Here’s the error:

Do you know what might be going on? Thanks so much!

Trying to reproduce this, I get different errors: are you sure you have checked in all files? I’m missing ScottishGaelicWordTokenizer.java, ScottishGaelicSynthesizer.java, CastWordsRule.java and others.

Thanks for your help. To start out, I was just trying to set up a minimal setup as described in (http://wiki.languagetool.org/adding-a-new-language). As checked in the dependencies in ScottishGaelic.java weren’t giving me any errors. I commented out all of the ones that weren’t being used and committed but that didn’t change the error message.

With the attached file I can compile your code. I later get an error in the tests (“No language file available named gd at languages/gd”), but you should get this far, too. What command exactly have you called? What’s your maven version (mvn -v)? Can you compile the original sources of LT without any changes?

ScottishGaelic.java (3.9 KB)

Part of the problem may have been the command I was running; maven instructed me to use (mvn compile -rf :language-gd) to resume the compiling process after changing the files that were causing some of the errors. When I restarted the process with mvn clean package, I got a different error (stack trace below.) The current version of languagetool on github isn’t giving me any problems. I did have to comment out a few more lines in ScottishGaelic.java (committed the changes.)
I am running on
Apache Maven 3.5.0 (ff8f5e7444045639af65f6095c62210b5713f426; 2017-04-03T15:39:06-04:00) Mac OSX.

Thanks so much for your help!

[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:3.6.1:compile (default-compile) on project language-gd: Compilation failure
[ERROR] /Users/katya/languagetool/languagetool-language-modules/gd/src/main/java/org/languagetool/language/ScottishGaelic.java:[40,8] org.languagetool.language.ScottishGaelic is not abstract and does not override abstract method getRelevantRules(java.util.ResourceBundle) in org.languagetool.Language
[ERROR]
[ERROR] -> [Help 1]
org.apache.maven.lifecycle.LifecycleExecutionException: Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:3.6.1:compile (default-compile) on project language-gd: Compilation failure
/Users/katya/languagetool/languagetool-language-modules/gd/src/main/java/org/languagetool/language/ScottishGaelic.java:[40,8] org.languagetool.language.ScottishGaelic is not abstract and does not override abstract method getRelevantRules(java.util.ResourceBundle) in org.languagetool.Language

at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor.java:213)
at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor.java:154)
at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor.java:146)
at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.LifecycleModuleBuilder.buildProject(LifecycleModuleBuilder.java:117)
at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.LifecycleModuleBuilder.buildProject(LifecycleModuleBuilder.java:81)
at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.builder.singlethreaded.SingleThreadedBuilder.build(SingleThreadedBuilder.java:51)
at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.LifecycleStarter.execute(LifecycleStarter.java:128)
at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.doExecute(DefaultMaven.java:309)
at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.doExecute(DefaultMaven.java:194)
at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.execute(DefaultMaven.java:107)
at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.execute(MavenCli.java:993)
at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.doMain(MavenCli.java:345)
at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.main(MavenCli.java:191)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.launchEnhanced(Launcher.java:289)
at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.launch(Launcher.java:229)
at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.mainWithExitCode(Launcher.java:415)
at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.main(Launcher.java:356)

Caused by: org.apache.maven.plugin.compiler.CompilationFailureException: Compilation failure
/Users/katya/languagetool/languagetool-language-modules/gd/src/main/java/org/languagetool/language/ScottishGaelic.java:[40,8] org.languagetool.language.ScottishGaelic is not abstract and does not override abstract method getRelevantRules(java.util.ResourceBundle) in org.languagetool.Language

at org.apache.maven.plugin.compiler.AbstractCompilerMojo.execute(AbstractCompilerMojo.java:1029)
at org.apache.maven.plugin.compiler.CompilerMojo.execute(CompilerMojo.java:137)
at org.apache.maven.plugin.DefaultBuildPluginManager.executeMojo(DefaultBuildPluginManager.java:134)
at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor.java:208)
... 20 more

This is the issue - getRelevantRules(java.util.ResourceBundle) must exist in ScottishGaelic.java and must not be commented out.