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Text Editor that supports spelling and grammar checking.
4 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 17 Dec 2022
If you're using markdown, as a shameless plug, ThiefMD supports basic grammar checking, spell check, and English linting (passive voice detection, weasel words).
Is Grammarly a Keylogger? What Can You Do About It?
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Feb 2022
I like to use write-good - it takes a glob and prints suggestions to stdout.
9 projects | dev.to | 19 Aug 2021
🧢 Stefan's Web Weekly #15
4 projects | dev.to | 18 Apr 2021
btford/write-good – A naive linter for English prose.
ThiefMD: My Linux Markdown Quarantine Project
6 projects | /r/Markdown | 6 Mar 2021
Like most markdown editors, we have typewriter scrolling, focus mode, and live preview. Code Blocks support syntax highlighting for a majority of languages. We also have a selection of themes and support CSS for export formatting. Some of our secret sauce includes write-good suggestions based on btford's write-good, which we ported to Vala.
AlexJS: Catch Insensitive, Inconsiderate Writing
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 May 2023
A ChatGPT GitHub Action for Reviewing Text for Potentially Discriminatory Language
3 projects | dev.to | 5 Apr 2023
This story has been a motivating principle behind my life for a long time, and therefore, whenever I've worked on docs, I've thought about how I could ensure that exclusionary words, even unintentionally, did not make their way into the final copy. During my time at Nexmo, a communications API company, I introduced Alex, an NPM package that helps you identify potentially exclusionary language in your writing, into the CI/CD pipeline for the documentation.
What external tools do you use in your workflow?
4 projects | /r/LaTeX | 3 Jan 2023
As a philosophy student: Zotero for reference management, the Better BibTeX plugin to auto-generate a .bib file, and two language servers for diagnostics: LTeX for grammar- and spellchecking, and alex for style and sensitivity checking.
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Dec 2022
When using it as a lib you can pass a markdown string (https://github.com/get-alex/alex#markdownvalue-config) or raw text string (https://github.com/get-alex/alex#textvalue-config). This will return an object that should contain everything you need to perform a naive replacement.3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Dec 2022
Detect Non-Inclusive Language with Retext and Node.js
4 projects | dev.to | 2 Sep 2022
alex is a lovely command-line tool that takes in text or markdown files and, using retext-equality and retext-profanities, highlights suggestions for improvement. alex checks for gendered work titles, gendered proverbs, ableist language, condescending or intolerant language, profanities, and much more.
The Actual Mind of the Algorithm (Cortex 132)
5 projects | /r/CGPGrey | 18 Aug 2022
Heck, he could even go so far and start using GitHub's automation system (Actions) to run some check on his writing. (Maybe something like alexjs)
9 projects | dev.to | 19 Aug 2021
What are some alternatives?
proselint - A linter for prose.
torrent - download torrents with node from the CLI
Live Server - A simple development http server with live reload capability.
http-server - a simple zero-configuration command-line http server
vale - :pencil: A syntax-aware linter for prose built with speed and extensibility in mind.
license-checker - Check NPM package licenses
David - :eyeglasses: Node.js module that tells you when your package npm dependencies are out of date.
markdownlint - A Node.js style checker and lint tool for Markdown/CommonMark files.
iponmap - commandline IP location finder
yo - CLI tool for running Yeoman generators