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Firefox extension: port to Thunderbird?


(BenoitB) #1

This tool is really great.
But I need it much more in Thunderbird than in Firefox.
Can you consider porting the Firefox Add-on to Thunderbird ?
Thanks
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BenoitB


(Daniel Naber) #2

There already is one (not by the LanguageTool team though):

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/grammar-checker/


#3

Unfortunately the Grammar-checker doesnt work anymore with latest version of TB.

As OP, I think LT needs a plugin for Thunderbird, could it be possible to make the existing Firefox compatible?


(Daniel Naber) #4

Firefox has changed its way of developing add-ons to WebExtensions, I think this is not compatible with Thunderbird. So a new extension would need to be developed, or the existing extension would need to be updated.


#5

Thanks for your reponse dnaber, sure, how can I help in this way? I really think a standalone TB extension would be amazing.


(Daniel Naber) #6

The best way is probably to download https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/grammar-checker/ and try to make it work again. As the add-on hasn't been updated for quite some time, it will still use our old API (which doesn't work anymore), so you'd need to port it to the new one documented at https://languagetool.org/http-api/swagger-ui/#/default.

If you have questions, let us know here in the forum. We had never offered an official Thunderbird add-on, so I'm not sure if we can help with Thunderbird-specific questions.


(Marco A.G.Pinto) #7

Please, please, please,

Could someone work on the Thunderbird add-on?

It would be extremely useful.