Easier way to change language / language switcher
I usually use 3 languages: Spanish, Catalan and English, and it's not suitable to have enabled all 3 because predictions are not very fast or they are not in the wanted language. (and it get worst with Spanish and Catalan, because they have a lot of similar words) and it's uncomfortable to go to languages and keyboards everytime I chat or send an email to my different contacts.
It would be great to change the language in use just holding space, or with a key, or making swiftkey remembering the language used for each contact,...
Swipe on space bar to switch languages. This would give you always 3 predictions in ONE language instead of mix/match of predictions in several languages
So far if you have several dictionaries in SwiftKey keyboard it mashes the predictions up, specifically for the international words that sound similar but are spelled differently in each language. I am suggesting to add an option letting SwiftKey keyboard to use only the dictionary of currently selected language (that shows up on SwiftKey spacebar). With that the predictions could be stored for each language separately too, fixing common wrongful suggestions.
Thank you for your consideration,
Implement a button where you can change the language more easily.
Add a quick link to change the input language: either by adding a choice on the pop-up pad after pressing the setup key; or Android style by swiping along the space key, rotating between pre-choose languages. Using the present settings shortcut there are too many keys and returns to be pressed in order to change the language.
Could you please review this issue?
This is a major pain for probably all non-English users. SwiftKey is not reliably able to determine the current language and the prediction gets messed up. Please just move the "select language option" out to the keyboard (swipe over the space bar?)
Please add an option to switch of predictions for multiple languages at the same time. It makes your really nice keyboard pretty much unusable as I need to write in one language at a time.
Can you please review this issue? We have no answer about it, even considering it has quite some votes and it's an extremely issue for this kind of speakers. Please!
I know it should be an advantage of SwiftKey to use multiple languages at one time. But as described in the top post it doesn't help much after some time using different languages, because predictions are a 'language cross-over' and not very helpful if you currently want to write in one single language.
Please make it optional: All at once or language switcher. Would be awesome.
Currently I'm back on Google keyboard, 'cause it's possible there -and SwiftKey predictions don't help much currently. Was getting mad about many stupid predictions.
It's really annoying to see prediction quality going down as ALL active languages are used, not only the one that is shown on the space key.
Lior Mesi commented
Yes, it is requested
I'd love an answer about this
I just installed SwiftKey free in order to compare it with Swype.
Since I use 3 languages regularly, this missing feature is a no-go for me. So unfortunately only because of this, I choose Swype.
Any news about this issue? I'm tired of having to correct my messages just because Swiftkey doesn't get the language I'm speaking. Yes, there are no problems with English vs Spanish, but when languages are similar it's painful. I.e: Every time that I write in Catalan "facil" it tries to change it for "fácil" instead of "fàcil", since I also have the Spanish dictionary installed.
Please, just add swype to space bar to switch languages, why is it THAT hard? You've got a great product that can't shine because of small things like that.
this would be a great feature, sure. but probably won't be at the priorities top list until the users start showing that with out it, they will choose a different product.
Also keep in mind that sometimes Swiftkey remembers a words for the wrong language. Why can't we just swype to choose our language? It's easy and makes things WAY better. Right now I'm using different keyboards because I don't like mixing languages. Please, change it!!
Daniel Kamiński commented
i also think mixing two or more languages in one mode is a bad idea:)
Similar problem, I love the 3 languages and like how it works
But I use at least 5 languages per month and not the same three every day. Having to activate / deactivate the 3 main languages it is time costy.
In the end, getting words from different languages mixed, because sometimes it is faster for me to write in the forth language without changing the settings.
Having pre-set lenguages by contact or app, wouldn't be bad.
Or having two main languages and a third "floating" one, that can be switch siftwly from the main keyboard.
Couldn't agree more and I am asking for this feature for some time! I use Hungarian and English and while English is a simple language and SwiftKey gives a good prediction using it together with Hungarian rendered SwiftKey to nearly useless. After couple of hundred thousand words my prediction is a super cluster f*ck.
Charla Chibi commented
I use Czech and English and it's annoying when I need to write in English, and I obtain Czech words as prediction, and when I am writing in Czech I obtain English words as prediction. There really have to be button to switch language what I want to use, to get the best predictions.
I also think the same, please, allow us to switch languages, it only has advantages: never seeing suggestions in wrong languages and better performance since it has less words to decide what to propose. Even if the algorythm to decide the language is pretty good, it will never be flawless. Some languages like Catalan and Spanish have words that are so close that it will always have trouble with it. Fix it, please!
Christopher Forte commented
I started using SwiftKey and loved it. Everything about it was outstanding, except when I activated Spanish. I do quite a bit of composition in one language or another, and the melding of the two without an option to switch was a deal breaker. I understand some enjoy quickly having both readily accessible, but for myself and it seems plenty of others, not being able to quickly switch from one to the other is a deal breaker. When I'm trying to type Spanish, I'm only doing Spanish and the English suggestions only hurt my productivity. The opposite is also true. This lack of functionality has rendered SwiftKey unusable for me and I've had to revert back to the stock Android keyboard which allows me to quickly change from one to the other and keep them separate.
I'm really disappointed that swiftkey now brings out a new version and leaves this popular request in the dust. I loved using swiftkey but lately this annoying switching 10ss to start answering an chat or short message, made me leave swiftkey for the built-in Android keyboard. The great predictions get cluttered by foreign languages words if you don't switch, and switching is a pain. Not worth it.
Swiftkey is a disaster to use because of the lack of a language switcher... Just copy how your partner BlackBerry is doing it. They're using the same technology and yet their keyboard is more usable.