[Libreoffice-qa] Grammar check does not work, when there is no spellcheck in a document

Andras Timar timar at fsf.hu
Sun Dec 8 05:06:03 PST 2013

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Pedro <pedlino at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thomas Hackert wrote
>> Hi again,
>> "sigh" ... It seems, either I expect too unexpected things from LO,
>> or the grammar check is not usable at all ... :( But if I switch my
>> UI settings to en-US, I can write something completely rubbish, and
>> the grammar checker will not find it, if all words are written
>> correctly ... :(
> You should notice that the message says "The spellcheck is complete"
> There is no grammar correction. That is one of the (main?) reasons people
> prefer MS Word ;)
> In any case using Word 2003, the final sentence after grammar correction is
> "Does he know that he has wrong?" which is much better than "Does he known,
> that he has wrong." but still isn't correct English...
> So, the answer is "B) grammar check is not usable at all" only spell
> checking is performed (which means that the menu option name "Spelling and
> Grammar" is misleading)

The built-in English grammar checker (Lightproof) does not know many
rules. It does not mean, that "B) grammar check is not usable at all".
It works as designed. Spell checkers and grammar checkers are UNO
components, so users don't have to use the standard, built-in ones,
but it is possible to use alternatives. Examples include Zemberek
(Turkish spell checker), Voikko (Finnish spell checker), Duden
Korrektor (German), and LanguageTool (grammar checker for many


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