I love getting inline errors and warnings when I’m writing code, but there’s not nearly as many helpful tools for editing prose. LanguageTool is Open Source software that can do spelling and grammar checking, but unfortunately it doesn’t present its warnings in a form that Kakoune’s lint plugin understands. So I wrote a wrapper script to reformat the output, and stuck it in a git repo just in case anybody else would find it handy:
It’s pretty hacky, even by my standards, and LanguageTool is a heavy-weight dependency (nearly a 200MB download, plus it requires a Java runtime) but the first Markdown file I tried it on, it found a bunch of accidentally-doubled words and some surplus punctuation.
Does anybody else have a favourite proofreading tool that works with Kakoune? Maybe we can start a wiki page or something.