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Improvement for Google Docs extension


#1

Hello,

I ask you a little improvement : you know that LanguageTool's servers are limited to a 20,000 characters input. So on Google Docs, you just get a connection error.
So is it possible that if there is a part of the text selected, it only sends this part to the server so that we don'the exceed the 20,000 characters limit?

Thanks


(jaumeortola) #2

Hi,

This is already implemented. If your text has more than 20,000 characters, you get this message:

The document is too long. Select some text between 20 and 20,000 characters.

If you get a connection error, probably the server is unavailable for some reason.

Regards,
Jaume OrtolĂ 


(Daniel Naber) #3

Currently the server only accepts 15,000 characters in an attempt to make the service more stable again (also see https://github.com/languagetool-org/languagetool/issues/672).


(jaumeortola) #4

Ok. I have set the limit at 15,000 characters in the Google Docs add-on to avoid confusion.


#5

Ok thanks, maybe the connection error was caused by something else...


(Lodewijk Arie van Brienen) #6

Just an idea: maybe we could add a 'getCharCountLimit()' call to the server's API. (using it would future-proof the plugin at the very least)