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.
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.
I very much agree with this. I write in three languages, and I often wish I could have it focus just on the one language I want at the time so the three predicted words wouldn't be wasted on the languages I don't want at the time.
You could put an toggle option in the preferences about having all languages suggested at once, or switching individual languages by swiping the spacebar. It would be very helpful!
Scott Long commented
There are two multilingual scenarios to keep in mind 1) Some people want to quickly toggle between languages on the fly 2) Some people want all languages features available all the time.. .. I think a radio button in the language settings could allow the user to choose whether they would rather toggle between languages or simply have all languages available at once (as it currently does).
I personally use English 90% of the time, so I don't need the upside-down question marks, accent marks, etc available unless I am typing in Spanish. I would love to slide the spacebar to toggle the language change, just like it can currently be done with the layout (QUERTY vs QWERTZ). I find it annoying that in order to type an exclamation point, I have to slide over many other non-english punctation marks to get there. I would like my "english" keyboard to have only english options and my spanish keyboard to have only spanish options.
To make it clear, I need to write in both languages often but sometimes it works better if I can select just one language to prevent many prediction mistakes
I have 9 free votes. I've already voted 3 for this. If I could vote all 12 votes for this, I would!
Maybe all the SwiftKey guys are monolingual - so they don't care?
Agree that a quick way to specify a primary language (this just came out as l'affûtage and I had to start over) would be helpful for many.
For those who frequently mix words from different languages perhaps that might be an additional option.
I also like the idea of keeping track of the language the user has been typing to prioritize spell check language.
Please, allow us to do that. Catalan has many words close to Spanish and if I keep Spanish enabled it tends to predict in the wrong language. Then I'm forced to enable/disable it every time I speak in Spanish. It gets even wore when it learns the words, since it tends to mix languages. Definitely the most and only annoying thing about SwiftKey.
Luc Derckx commented
Yes please do not auto-merge languages that have the same keyboard / alphabet. Make it optional from within the languages settings to have individual languages and have them switched when a user swypes the spacebar left/right. So that's exactly how it is done now for different alphabets.
Telmo Martins commented
You could implement this with a long press on the Uppercase key, that has no second function. And it could show the several languages that the user has installed, for him to choose from.
Raphael Parree commented
+1 for easy switching.
Please change it now. It's very uncomfortable have to go to the preference each time. please, change it quickly. The program is perfect but this part is the worst.
Fer Enaf commented
I want this, specially given the limit of 3 languages at once. I constantly switch English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German, very, very, very annoying
1+ for easily changing input language (long press spacebar ar whatever)