Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX - MathOverflow [closed] most recent 30 from http://mathoverflow.net 2013-05-21T10:57:12Z http://mathoverflow.net/feeds/question/5386 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/rdf http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX jon 2009-11-13T16:25:49Z 2011-11-18T08:42:17Z <p>Anyone know a good grammar checker for LaTeX?</p> <p>I find that by the time a paper is ready for submission that my small typos are invisible to me, because I have looked at it so many times already. Spell check catches some of the errors, but grammar check would catch more.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/5393#5393 Answer by Harald Hanche-Olsen for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Harald Hanche-Olsen 2009-11-13T16:57:00Z 2009-11-13T16:57:00Z <p>Grammar checker? No. But spell checker? Yes. Emacs comes with an interface to aspell which works pretty well. I suspect a grammar checker would have a hard time with mathematical prose anyhow, as it is so different from the prose such programs are written for.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/5394#5394 Answer by Jose Capco for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Jose Capco 2009-11-13T17:03:04Z 2009-11-13T17:03:04Z <p>Yes, I was looking for that a week ago. I bumped into <a href="http://excalibur.sourceforge.net/" rel="nofollow">Excalibur</a>. I'm not sure how good it is though. If I get the time I want a progam that does both, the problem is how to exclude the maths when doing the check. Problem with grammar is worst, you need a program that will treat some maths as objects of a sentence.. that should difficult.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/5399#5399 Answer by Scott Morrison for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Scott Morrison 2009-11-13T17:31:41Z 2009-11-13T17:31:41Z <p>There's plain old GNU <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/diction/diction.html" rel="nofollow">diction</a> which copes okay on LaTeX input files. It's not precisely a grammar checker, but does catch some things, and I've found it useful enough on my own writing. You may end up wanting to pipe its output into "grep -v", to ignore certain of its complaints.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/5411#5411 Answer by Andrew Stacey for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Andrew Stacey 2009-11-13T18:28:53Z 2009-11-13T18:28:53Z <p>The best grammar checker is Someone Else. If your paper is ready for submission then you should find someone to read it through before you do so.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/6989#6989 Answer by Yoo for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Yoo 2009-11-27T21:39:18Z 2009-11-27T21:39:18Z <p>For checking grammar, try <a href="http://www.languagetool.org/" rel="nofollow">LanguageTool</a>. But it's not latex aware. I'd run some script to remove all latex commands and then check with LanguageTool.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/7055#7055 Answer by Alexandru Moșoi for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Alexandru Moșoi 2009-11-28T15:32:59Z 2009-11-28T15:32:59Z <p>I write latex in <a href="http://www.vim.org/" rel="nofollow">vim</a>. Latest versions have a built-in spell checker.</p> <pre><code>:set spell </code></pre> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/7061#7061 Answer by Alekk for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Alekk 2009-11-28T16:55:34Z 2009-11-28T16:55:34Z <p>you can convert your latex to html and then use one of the many grammar\spelling checkers available. That works quite nicely for me.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/31424#31424 Answer by Predrag Punosevac for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Predrag Punosevac 2010-07-11T16:08:11Z 2010-07-11T16:08:11Z <p>I would cold-heartedly agree with the first post. The best way to check your grammar is to have somebody else proofread your paper for you. For the sake of completeness I will add that there were two old Unix tools for checking writing: style and diction.</p> <p><a href="http://dsl.org/cookbook/cookbook_15.html#SEC220" rel="nofollow">http://dsl.org/cookbook/cookbook_15.html#SEC220</a></p> <p>I personally have never used them. </p> <p>@Yoo Removing LaTeX is fairly easy with <strong>sed</strong> for instance but there is a tool called <strong>detex</strong> which will do exactly that for you. However it is not 100% successful and I would still suggest that you read text document. </p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/81231#81231 Answer by skyuuka for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX skyuuka 2011-11-18T08:33:26Z 2011-11-18T08:33:26Z <p>The best grammar checker is another person as answered by @Andrew Stacey. But there are still other ways to help you check the grammars. By either converting the pdf file to word file or copying the contents in the pdf file into a word file, we can use the grammar check function provided in word.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5386/typo-grammar-checker-for-latex/81232#81232 Answer by Konrad Waldorf for Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX Konrad Waldorf 2011-11-18T08:42:17Z 2011-11-18T08:42:17Z <p>I'm using <a href="http://www.bakoma-tex.com/" rel="nofollow">BakomaTex</a>. It has a buildt in spell checker that checks while you're typing (can be disabled).</p>