write-good VS proselint

Compare write-good vs proselint and see what are their differences.


Naive linter for English prose (by btford)
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write-good proselint
6 8
4,830 4,219
- 0.4%
1.7 3.6
over 1 year ago 20 days ago
JavaScript Python
MIT License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of write-good. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of proselint. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-27.
  • Writing like a pro with vale & neovim
    5 projects | /r/neovim | 27 May 2022
    You can try proselint, which also has built-in support in null-ls. Its LaTeX support isn't perfect, but it's workable.
  • Help with autocompletion for prose writing.
    3 projects | /r/neovim | 5 May 2022
    Something like grammar-guard, proselint and/or language-tool?
  • Grammar checker for scientific writing
    9 projects | /r/emacs | 17 Dec 2021
    Yep, though there's not a lot to see! Follow the instructions for installing proselint at https://github.com/amperser/proselint and configure as follows:
  • Is there a reliable Grammarly package for Emacs?
    5 projects | /r/emacs | 9 Nov 2021
    Vale uses a customizable grammar checker, and you can download some open-source configurations to start working with from the link above. Then, you just need to add something like below to your Emacs configuration: (flycheck-define-checker vale "A prose linter" :command ("vale" "--output" "line" source) :standard-input nil :error-patterns ((error line-start (file-name) ":" line ":" column ":" (id (one-or-more (not (any ":")))) ":" (message) line-end)) :modes (markdown-mode org-mode text-mode) ) (add-to-list 'flycheck-checkers 'vale 'append) (setq flycheck-vale-executable "/usr/local/bin/vale") It looks like you can do something similar with Proselint, which looks wonderful and I have been meaning to try using in my day-to-day: https://unconj.ca/blog/linting-prose-in-emacs.html .
  • Markdown Linting
    9 projects | dev.to | 19 Aug 2021
  • Setting up VIM for blogging
    13 projects | dev.to | 23 Apr 2021
    Full list here. Since the tool is a linter, it sounds like it should work with language servers. I use CoC.nvim for LSP features. Thankfully some smart guys have figured out how to make proselint work with coc.nvim & coc-diagnostic (see here). Now it works for my blog posts just like clangd does for my C++ code.
    13 projects | dev.to | 23 Apr 2021
    Proselint is not a VIM plugin. It is a separate tool described as a linter of English prose. Here are some of its features:
  • novelWriter 1.0
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Jan 2021
    You're looking for proselint. https://github.com/amperser/proselint

What are some alternatives?

When comparing write-good and proselint you can also consider the following projects:

vim-pencil - Rethinking Vim as a tool for writing

vale - :pencil: A markup-aware linter for prose built with speed and extensibility in mind.

novelWriter - novelWriter is an open source plain text editor designed for writing novels. It supports a minimal markdown-like syntax for formatting text. It is written with Python 3 (3.8+) and Qt 5 (5.10+) for cross-platform support.

coc-diagnostic - diagnostic-languageserver extension for coc.nvim

lsp-grammarly - lsp-mode ❤️ grammarly

markdownlint - Markdown lint tool

vim-wordy - Uncover usage problems in your writing

vale-styles - Checks for Vale based on popular style guides

markdownlint - A Node.js style checker and lint tool for Markdown/CommonMark files.

lsp-ltex - lsp-mode ❤️ LTEX

vim-markdown - Markdown Vim Mode