No matter if you're a Java developer, translator, proof-editor, linguistics student, or just a volunteer, you can help make LanguageTool a better checker:
Language maintainers help develop rule files for new and existing languages. They do not need any programming skills. All that is required is some basic understanding of grammar and the ability to write some XML (that's a markup language, it's easy to learn if you don't know it). Read our Tasks for Language Maintainers.
- Web developers can improve the Firefox/Chrome add-on.
- Java Swing developers can help us make a better UI. See this documentation for how to get and compile the code.
- Java developers can help us make LanguageTool better and faster. See this documentation for how to get and compile the code. See our list of easy fixes to get started, or the list of issues.
- Grails developers can help us improve the community site and the online rule creator.
As a regular contributor, you can be awarded with a IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate LanguageTool license.
Translators can help us fix the SRX segmentation file just by using it in their favorite CAT systems and reporting back weird segmentation.
Linguistics students can help us support new languages or add new rules (sometimes it's enough to suggest an idea of a rule - just a sentence with an error and a fix).
Simply contact us via our forum and we will surely use your help! Thanks! :)