Automatic language detection that depends on keyboard selection? Seriously?
Automatic language-detection needs a total rebuild, the original idea was so damned wrong!
Developers of Office ’97 thought that changing the spellcheck language upon changing the keyboard is a good idea, and this hasn’t changed since then. I think less than 0.01 per cent of users would use it this way, because different national keyboards have so different layouts. So, if you have only one keyboard attached to your computer (which is the case I suppose in 99.999 % of the users) you wouldn't change the keyboard e.g. from French to English. If you are French, and most of the time you use your computer to create French language documents, but you also do it less times in English, you wouldn’t change the keyboard in Windows, because the two keyboard layouts are so damned different. You would type your English words on your French keyboard.
So, therefore I think Office needs a brand-new language-detection, which only depends on the typed words, and not on the chosen keyboard. This work so well in Google Chrome for at least a year now, I don’t think it would exceed the capacity of Microsoft’s developers.
If you think this is a real issue, please vote! Thanks!
I fully agree. The auto-language detection is bit tricky when it comes to "false-friends" in different languages: handy (in English: comes to hand, easy to use) vs. Handy (German: noun, nouns are always with initial capital, meaning cell phone).
Absolutely right. I use a Portuguese keyboard because I live in Portugal, but the only time I use Word I'm typing in English. Why would I import a UK English keyboard and then connect that just to edit in UK English? It's nonsense!!!
It is a very appropriate suggestion!
you are right, Gabor! i am stand by you. we use only one keyboard even if we type on another language. I hope Microsoft will take this issue seriously.
Gabor Holics commented
Sorry for the typos, it is not possible to edit, only to delete and post again, but I don't want to lose the already given votes.