There are some unmaintained languages for which we show a warning on languagetool.org and in the stand-alone GUI. I'll extend this to the Java level and deprecate the constructors of the languages that fulfill these criteria:
- listed as unmaintained at https://languagetool.org/languages/
- has less than 100 rules
That does not mean they're going to be removed in the next release (unlike Malayalam and Lithuanian), but Java offers only one level of deprecation. The comment at the
@deprecated annotation will explain that this language is unmaintained and might be removed in future versions, though. Maybe this helps making people aware that there's a problem if a language is unmaintained, and maybe they consider contributing to the language.
The affected languages are: