We’re evaluating using LanguageTool as an embedded tool in our CMS for technical writers. In doing some preliminary testing, I came across a few hits that seem like they are probably fixable with some kind of rule, but would like to ask what kind of fix would be appropriate in LT.
(I’m doing this testing currently with my personal LT account, so it’s going against whatever is in the cloud).
Software strings (button names, menu name, etc) get flagged for capitalization:
“To use Boost mode, press the 47°C (Boost Mode) key.”
“Press the On/Standby key to enter Ready mode.”
Hit: Only proper nouns start with an uppercase character (there are exceptions for headlines).
Software strings that look like they are part of surrounding sentence:
"If a patient requires cooling, press the Heat Off key. "
"To return to Ready mode, press the Fan Off key. "
Hit: The adjective or adverb “Off-key” (= out of tune) is spelled with a hyphen
Abbreviated word causes next word to be considered start of sentence.
“Max. current at 100 V = 8 A”
Hit: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter.
I applied bold formatting here to the word that LT highlighted.
Would these be easy hits to fix, or something we’d have to get an expert’s help with? Just trying to gauge how much time we’ll be asked to spend tweaking rules to reduce noise hits.