New LanguageTool Plugin for Trados Studio 2021 and 2022

What is New

I developed the first version of the LanguageTool plugin in 2016. I did it because I needed it for my work. Are you surprised? Well yeah, I’m a translator. Unlike most other Trados Studio plugins, the LanguageTool plugin itself is not enough to work. The LanguageTool plugin requires Java (specifically the Java Runtime Environment, JRE) and the LanguageTool package (LT) to work. The installation of these needed components has caused many problems for some translators. However, I didn’t worry about it too much until now. The plugin was supposed to give translators familiar with IT technology a competitive advantage. With the new version, I decided to simplify and automate downloading and installing the JRE and the LanguageTool package. Until now, the plugin could be enabled even though the required components were missing, which resulted in various Trados Studio errors and user annoyance. Users themselves had to take care of the correct setup. Now, you cannot enable the plugin without a proper prior setup of the components. In addition to the simplified setup, users can add new words to the dictionaries used for spell checking and error checking, add custom user rules, and configure the Smart Spell Checker. Most of the new features (Setup Wizard, LanguageTool Customization etc.) only apply to the Local server scenario.

New features in version 4.x.x.x

Downloading and installing the LanguageTool package (Local scenario)
Downloading and installing the JRE (Eclipse Temurin OpenJDK JRE from Adoptium) (Local scenario)
Avoiding errors when activating an unconfigured plugin (Local, Premium scenarios)
Editing user dictionaries for the spell checker function (Local scenario)
Editing user dictionaries for error rules (Local scenario)
Configuration of the Smart Spell Checker (Local, Premium scenarios)
Launching the LanguageTool server at Studio startup (Local scenario)
Refactoring large parts of the code, e.g. improved function of finding the right segment with the highlighted error in the
Studio Editor view and improved Verification Message Details window (Local, Premium scenarios)
Diagnostics of the plugin configuration with an option to save the configuration to a file in order to send it to support (Local scenario)
Support for automatic updates in the Trados Studio (Local, Premium scenarios)

Download links

Plugin downloads and RWS AppStore

All my plug-ins are available in the official RWS AppStore, and you can also install and update them directly from Trados Studio.

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LanguageTool – Grammar and Spell Checker 4.0.2.2022 for Trados Studio 2022
5.40 MB 4 downloads

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LanguageTool – Grammar and Spell Checker 4.0.2.2021 for Trados Studio 2021
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All the Essentials for the LanguageTool Plugin — Grammar and Spell Checker plugin
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Link to download from RWS AppStore

Link to download LanguageTool Plugin from RWS AppStore

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