[Suggestion]:Microsoft Editor to check more than one language simultaneously
Similar to how Swiftkey can check spelling on more than one language. Thank you.
Best: don't shortcut the browser's built-in proofing ability.
Or at least: allow a shortlist of preferred languages to easily pick from for the Microsoft Editor.
suggestion for some: you first write your email in a separate document or on an online proofing checker in your chosen language(s). Then copy and paste into outlook? this is the method i have used the most, it's easier than changing the proofing language manually within settings
Pavlos Touboulidis commented
I appreciate the existing functionality and the effort that went into it but it's broken for me so I turn it off and rely on the browser. We communicate in our native language but we use English for the rest of the world.
Moreover, it's very common to use english words in other language text. There are even browser dictionaries combining two languages in one for exactly this use case.
I'd like to add to this suggestion. For me it doesn't necessarily needs to check 2 languages at the same time or even detect it automatically. Just make it easier to switch between a pre-chosen set of languages in the editor menu (somewhere next to the send button) instead of having to perform a number of click actions and a dropdown that doesn't support jumping to the language when pressing the first letter. Thanks!
The editor-plugin for Edge supports the definition of different languages at a time, when will this be ported to the Outlook included editor?
This is all the more important that switching languages is a pain (find and open Editor menu, then browse the infinite list of language and variants to find yours, although you just need two or three of them).
Sandra Jaramillo commented
This is super important. I communicate with people in various countries. I used to be able to at least have my web browser set with multiple languages but some time ago an update seems to have happened and since I cannot use my browsers spell check tools. It is so difficult to go back and forth changing the language that I have opted to leave the spell check in English and hope that am understood in other languages. This to me is something Outlook (I use the web version) should address urgently. I agree, it is 2020, come on.
It's 2020 and it should be easy to detect the language automatically. For multilingual writers who commonly write in two languages, the proofing language is wrong 50% of the time. For writers that use three languages, it's wrong 66% of the time. This means Microsoft Editor will flag every word as wrong, which is worse than not having spell checking at all. Moreover, I have to dig 4-5 screens deep before I can change the proofing language.