Tools that OOo has that the article implied it did
Posted by: pseudo_daoist
on June 23, 2005 07:10 AM
a) Grammar checking for OOo is available, albeit as an add on macro. The only one that is really ready for prime time is Cymraeg, for Welsh.
_Language Tool_ is in beta for Hungarian, German, and English.
_An Gramadóir_ is in beta for Irish.
_CoGrOO_ is in beta for Portuguese.
Work on creating rule sets for about twenty more languages, for these grammar checkers is underway.
b) OOo IME tools
_The Indic Transliterator_ macro, takes text input in the Latin Writing system, and converts it to the appropriate text in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Telugu - depending upon the user selected options.
_The Hebrew Virtual Keyboard_ converts one's keyboard to Hebrew, Greek, or Cyrrillic. Unreleased versions include various Oriental languages.
_Thesalonika_ Macro is available for Early Greek. [And provides much better Greek editing _The Hebrew Virtual Keyboard_ does.
c) Translation tools.
_Vocabulary_ is the simplest OOo translation macro. It simply is a list of words in two languages.
In general, OmegaT is suggested for translation, since it was designed as a translation editor, and can read/write OOo 1.x formatted documents.
Finding these macros is difficult, since there is very little centralization for OOo addons.