Here are some of the things you need to consider when deciding what language to use for grammar and spellchecking
1. A text might consist of more than one language.
2. The installed languages in the OS and in office should be used as "hints" only for which language a text or word might be in.
3. Use all available info when trying to figure out which language to use.
a) for text pasted from a web-page, use meta info from the web page (like top domain, language tags, http headers and so on)
b) for text pasted from other documents, use meta info from that document and its source (for example nationality of person who wrote the text)
4. For text that's pasted, consider if should be spell-checked at all...
a) Perhaps it's formatted like a quote, in which case there probably should not be any spell checking done at all, and instead perhaps a [sic] should be inserted?
b) if the user alters and modifies the pasted text, then spell checking should probably be done.
5. You NEED to understand the context of the text. This is essential to get stuff correct!
6. There are certain very well known words and phrases (culture specific) which should recognized but not really affect or impact the process of deciding language in the rest of the text.
For example: A text starting with "Hola Amigos!" would not be strange at all as a greeting for an email between swedes speaking only Swedish. Or "... no more mañana mañana, we need to get this done now!"
7. Mixing of languages. This is very common, at least in Sweden, where we use a lot of English words all the time but in Swedish texts. So what happens is that we apply Swedish endings to English words. For example: "Outlooken fungerar inget vidare idag" (Outlook don't work so well today) (in Swedish the *** is xxxEN or xxxET) or "Du måste accepta requestet jag scikade" (you have to accept the request I sent) (to *** => xxA, the yyy => yyyET).
You have to pick up on thees kind of things, and I'm sure this is not only a Swedish phenomena.
8. You need to use popper grammar when providing alternatives...do not suggest swords which don't make sense at that position in a sentence and with the overall context.
9. Whenever you find what you believe to be a misspelled word, check if there's a word in any other language that has a maning which would fit and make sense.
10. cont.9 and even if there's no match with a word in another language, then check if it might be a misspelled word from another language that would be a closer and more probable match.
Whenever any text is selected and the Global System-wide input language is changed (Win + space), then change the language of the selected text to match the newly selected input language.
No, it should be spellchecked in the language it is written in.
Also, if any text is selected and you change the System global input language (Win+space), then change the language of the selected text to match that language.
It should be possible to configure defaults for this.
1. A feature to add new default
2. Select when to apply this default
b) Public Holidays
d) Specific Public Holiday (Christmas and so on)
3. Possibility to set restriction to only use default if it more than X days remaining when the message is received...should probably be a generic setting for this that apply to all defaults)
It should also be possible to define these defaults on a company level, and then users could opt in to use company defaults, only their own or defaults plus any overrides they specify.
There should probably be settings on to company level on how mandatory the company defaults are.
The search feature in Outlook is the only thing that's worse than search in Windows.
As it is now, you have no clue what you will get back, if anything...it seem ind of random.
I can be looking at a mail in the inbox, copy a word in that mail, paste it in the search field, and then be told there are no messages that match the search criteria.
Until the guys creating the indexing service used by Outlook get their **** together, Outlook must implement a fallback based on a brute force foreach to make sure users of Outlook have a search they can trust.
Also, implement some way of telling the index system it is messed up and that it should repair itself.
Also, search all mailboxes should do just det, search all mailboxes, as it is now it doesn't search imap/pop3 mailboxes.
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Before the introduction of colored categories, categories could be used as tags. And by tags I mean a a comma separated list of keywords that you want to associate the current item with. Then when you search by tag it goes very fast and you get those items with the tag/tags you searched for.
There should be a Tag text field at the bottom of every form where you can write a comma separated list of tags. You should get "intelligence" for these tags.
There should be a "special" node in the navigation tree for tags.
At the root level unique/distinct list of all known tags. When you click a tag you should see messages with that tag.
The tree node tag should be expandable, and when expanded should show a unique/distinct list of tags from those items that contain the parent tag (recuse).
Also the search engine needs to be extended to handle tags, so a search something like this would work "tag:MyTag1,MyTag2, MyTag3" (notice the space between 2 & 3)