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Language Tool not working on Windows 7 using Firefox


(Kelly Paul Robertson) #1

When I highlighted text and clicked on the LT icon in the Firefox ad-ons bar, I received this message:

"An error occurred. Status code: 0
Please make sure that a LanguageTool Server is running on http://localhost:8081, or enable the web service. (When enabling the web service, the text is sent over the Internet; please read the privacy policy for details. The web service can be disabled in the settings of the add-on at any time.) Refer to the add-on description for details."

I know where to check off to enable the web service but first I wanted to know what I could do to make this extension work with the http://localhost:8081, as plan "A" described.

Thank you.

ADDENDUM: I enabled the web service. I wrote the following text to see what the language tool corrections look like:

I am wrting thid text to see if the language ttool, catches incorrectly places commass and if it catches omitted commas. Tuesday January 5 2014. i don;t kno what language tool is supposed to look like when it works,

The following is a Windows 7 Snipping tool image of the corrections that displayed in a pop-up box:


I'm a first time user and I tried to use the "Insert Image" tab provided above but I don't know it it will show the Snipping image that I uploaded as directed.

Language tool caught the misspellings but did not provide correction replacements. It caught an extra space. It did not catch incorrectly placed commas or omitted commas, as in the date in the sample. It did catch the sentence that started without a capital letter. It did not catch "don;t". Note: Firefox's spelling and grammar check didn't do any better.


(Daniel Naber) #2

Thanks for your interest in LanguageTool. You can run LanguageToolFx without the web service by starting the stand-alone version of LanguageTool, go to Text Checking -> Options and check "Run as server on port".

The corrections are displayed directly over the error, e.g. "writing" for "wrting".

If errors are not detected then that's because there's no rule that detects it. E.g. "don;t" doesn't look like an error that someone would actually make.


(Kelly Paul Robertson) #3

Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I'm still very much in the dark,
despite your directions. I will express my confusion below. Please don't
take offense to my numbering my points; I mean no offense. I just feel that
is the best way to express my concerns.

You wrote:

"Thanks for your interest in LanguageTool. You can run LanguageToolFx
without the web service

*by starting the stand-alone version of LanguageTool, go to Text Checking
-> Options and check "Run as server on port".*
1. I don't know how to start the stand alone version or even where to find
the stand alone version; all I have is an extension to my Firefox.

  1. "Got to Text Checking -> Options and check 'Run as server on port.'" I
    don't know where to find any of these. I understand that once I find the
    Text Checking that the other options may be evident but the key is that I
    don't even know where to begin to find Text Checking. Where is this Text
    Checking? I truly have no idea. I don't know what program we are taking abo

You wrote:
"The corrections are displayed directly over the error, e.g. "writing" for
"wrting"."

I see the correction suggestions above the word, now, thank you. Can one
just click on them to make the correction?

You wrote:
"If errors are not detected then that's because there's no rule that
detects it. E.g. "don;t" doesn't look like an error that someone would
actually make."

Again, with no disrespect intended. "don;t" IS a common mistake that I make
as a transcriber - where I'm typing fast and pretty much by touch typing,
even though I'm not a touch typist. I imagine that many people make the
same mistake in that the ";" is the key to the left, right next to the
required " ' " key in don't. I suggest that you consider adding that as one
of the rules for the reason discussed above.

Anyway, thanks for your help. I hope you can clear up my additional
questions.

All the best to you.

Kelly

On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 5:04 AM, dnaber [via LanguageTool User Forum] <
ml-node+s2306527n4643215h26@n4.nabble.com> wrote:

Thanks for your interest in LanguageTool. You can run LanguageToolFx
without the web service by starting the stand-alone version of
LanguageTool, go to Text Checking -> Options and check "Run as server on
port".

Kelly Paul Robertson wrote
Language tool caught the misspellings but did not provide correction
replacements.

The corrections are displayed directly over the error, e.g. "writing" for
"wrting".

If errors are not detected then that's because there's no rule that
detects it. E.g. "don;t" doesn't look like an error that someone would
actually make.


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(Daniel Naber) #4

You can download it directly from https://languagetool.org and follow the instructions that pop up at download (just unzip the file and then double click "languagetool.jar"). You need to have Java installed for this to work (e.g. from https://java.com/de/download/).

Usually yes (assuming you're checking a text that you edit, not a static text on a web page).

I see - I was just looking at my (German) keyboard, where the keys are quite far apart. I'll add a rule for this.


(Daniel Naber) #5

A rule to detect "don;t" has now been added and will be available on http://languagetool.org and in the latest daily build (https://languagetool.org/download/snapshots/?C=M;O=D) tomorrow.


(Kelly Paul Robertson) #6

Thank you for your attention to my concerns. Good going adding that catch "don;t" rule. :smile: By the way, I tried don;t - isn;t - aren;t - wouldn;t - couldn;t - shouldn;t - didn;t - won;t - can;t - hadn;t - hasn;t - haven;t (that's all I tried) in my Word 2016 and it auto corrected all of these as I typed, converting the ; into a ' . Unfortunately, I don't recall if I wrote those rules for my Word, myself, since during my transcription work I hit the ; key instead of the ' key so often that I have written a bunch of rules to help myself. You'll have to check your own Word 2013 or 2016 to see if it corrects all those. I expect that it would be good to write a rule that anytime the ; is used in between letters with no space in between that it should be changed to a ' . Such as in words like: they;ve - that;s - it;s - Mr. Smith;s dog - anytime that there is a contraction. Good luck with this; I hope this helped.

dnaber wrote:
You can download it directly from https://languagetool.org and follow the instructions that pop up at download (just unzip the file and then double click "languagetool.jar"). You need to have Java installed for this to work (e.g. from https://java.com/de/download/).

I downloaded the zip file but I was stopped from going further by the need of Java. As it turns out, due to security concerns and my being ultra careful, I had removed Java from my computer during the last security breach episode, about two years ago. I looked into installing Java, now, as suggested above, but once again I read about Java still being a security threat, despite the newest update. So, I've decided not to install Java, and regrettably, I expect that means I cannot use the stand alone language tool.

Thank you and all the best to you.


(Daniel Naber) #7

Unfortunately almost all information being spread about Java security misses the point: all security issues of Java are related to using Java inside the browser, but that's not what the stand-alone version of LT needs. If you install Java and disable it in your browser, there's no security issue and you can still use LT stand-alone.