After the Deadline

AtD Firefox 1.1 Released – Write Right in More Places

Posted in News by rsmudge on February 20, 2010

After the Deadline for Firefox 1.1 is now live on addons.mozilla.org. After the Deadline for Firefox lets you check your spelling, style, and grammar where ever you are on the web.

This release of After the Deadline for Firefox works in more places. Here is a screenshot of After the Deadline working with Google Docs:

This release also:

  • Adds proofreading for French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Fixes several bugs and reported add-on conflicts

You can read the full list of changes at http://firefox.afterthedeadline.com/upgrades/1.1/

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  1. Daniel Naber said, on February 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks for integrating LanguageTool! Does this mean that all errors for German and French now come from LanguageTool or does AtD add those to the errors it detects itself?

    One small suggestion: maybe there could be another way to access the settings dialog, it took me quite some time to find it (although it is in the right place, other add-ons also seem to integrate their settings into the menu).

    • rsmudge said, on February 21, 2010 at 11:36 pm

      All the errors for German and French AtD come from Language Tool. I’m using AtD’s bigram model to provide a statistical sanity check against the suggestions it reports. :) I may filter errors that have no suggestions (e.g., SV and something Nominal in French).

  2. matrixik said, on February 25, 2010 at 7:22 am

    If you are using LanguageTool then will you add proofreading for Polish at future?

    • rsmudge said, on February 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

      We’re using Language Tool to offer grammar checking for languages AtD supports. Language Tool is a great product but it is not the driver of which languages we support. We still have to create a working spell checker (and potentially a misused word detector) using our statistical methods.

      Deciding which languages to support depends on two things: 1) how many WordPress users use that language? and 2) is our technology capable of supporting the language? This includes our front-end components segmenting words correctly so the right stuff gets highlighted as errors.

      That said, Polish is likely in the future. We have already trained a spell checker for it.

      • matrixik said, on February 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm

        Thank You for answer.


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