Back to LanguageTool Homepage - Privacy - Imprint

Capital words no detected by language tool (Java)

(Amar Kumar Prasad) #1

I am trying to check but it is bypassing Capital words. For ex, if I write "We should go OUUT for lunch". Then it is not throwing error. If I write "We should go ouut for lunch", then I am receiving the error.


(Lodewijk Arie van Brienen) #2

there are many abbreviations that do not separate the individual letters (EG: TV, DVD, LCD)
Most spell checkers simply assume it's an abbreviation when only capital letters are used.
So if you need a word to be fully capitalized then you should first type it normally and after that use you word processor's capitalization function. (It's how I do it)

addendum: the mistyping could also produce a (perhaps non-standard) roman numeral.

(Daniel Naber) #3

To change the behavior, you could add fsa.dict.speller.ignore-all-uppercase=false to (or etc.)

(Lodewijk Arie van Brienen) #4

another reason not to test all-capital words: 'loud' onomatopoeia.
when onomatopoeia are used to represent sound instead of the act of making sound the spelling is not that important, and in that case 'spelling' can actually prevent it from fully conveying the information contained in the sound it represents (EG: 'VRRRRVRRRRVRRRROOOOOOOM' to represent a car that has a little trouble starting up, or "QUAAAAUAAAUAAACK!" for a duck in distress)