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Multi-Language Spell Checking without changing operating system language


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On 10/16/2020 at 5:22 PM, Alxa said:

No idea, what the product manager is talking about when quoting this as a resolved issue.

Maybe none of them speaks a second language and has therefore experienced how deeply flawed their product is.

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Hi,

same with me, writing business letters in several languages... I just add this so this thread gets longer and perhaps gets more priority with the developers...

 

Pietro

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I have the same problem you all, my version is the last 10.3.7, the darkmode is very attractive but the spell check is very annoying, I have notes in English and Portuguese, and some French and Polish vocabulary lists, all words have some red underline...
So I can't use the windows version anymore, I think it's an easy fix for them.
Now I use the web version, is not that great, but has no spell check.

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Same problem here...  I regularly write in English, Dutch and French. And I mean, daily! So please fix this problem because the only work-around I now have is to write my notes in Word (with multi language spelling control! ) and then copy it to Evernote. But I then have to adjust the layout again in Evernote, which is super annoying because Evernote is supposed to help us gain time.  As somebody else also already said in another comment here; if this doesn't get solved I will move to OneNote! 

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The spell check is still broken (german user). Nearly everything marked red, no option to turn off or to learn words into the dictionary. No idea, what the product manager is talking about when quoting this as a resolved issue. I cannot understand why Evernote is not capable of handling spell checking in a professional and paid (!) product. Cannot remember another software product with problems on this.

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I have the same problem, as I use both Polish and English for my notes. Also, due to the fact, that the ability to change shortcuts seems to be missing (or is hidden in some remote part of the GUI), I'm unable to easily write some letters unique to Polish alphabet (like "ś", for instance).

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New evernote installed itself in the system language (Japanese). I don't want that. I want English as the UI language.  Have uninstalled Evernote and am using the legacy version. If not resolved, I will abandon Evernote and switch to something else. Have been a user for nearly 10 years and have 10,000+ notes. Not a decision I make lightly.

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I think that this will be connected to the issue of app preferences in general, essentially none of which are now configurable.

V. 10.1.4 has been released, which is supposed to address language-related spelling issues:

 

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40 minutes ago, Dave-in-Decatur said:

I think that this will be connected to the issue of app preferences in general, essentially none of which are now configurable.

V. 10.1.4 has been released, which is supposed to address language-related spelling issues:

 

I already have this version and it does NOT solve the spellcheck problem. Text in a different language than the language of the OS is still highlighted as incorrect. Maybe it has never occurred to Evernote producers that some people speak and work in multiple languages. How difficult can it be for a software that is not freeware to include a "turn spellcheck off" function (if they are not able to implement a spellcheck in multiple languages like 99% of professional software products are able to do)?

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I'm not sure to which extend this thread is followed by the developers of Evernote, but the lack of multi-language support/multiple language spell checking is not solved at all. What we are asking is that in the settings, we can select which language is the prefered language for spell checking. For many people in multi-language environments, the Windows system language is not relevant.

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On 10/19/2020 at 10:40 AM, onno.roosenschoon@wur.nl said:

I'm not sure to which extend this thread is followed by the developers of Evernote, but the lack of multi-language support/multiple language spell checking is not solved at all. What we are asking is that in the settings, we can select which language is the prefered language for spell checking. For many people in multi-language environments, the Windows system language is not relevant.

I would extend this.

Not only spell-checking, but also language setting.
The product should look like:
1. Choose, what language you want your app to be installed in + have the option to change it in the app.
2. Choose what languages you want the spellchecking to be at -> it's normal to use more languages at the same time in one space. The enigne could see, if the language of the note, for example, is one of the selected for the spellcheck, and check for that language. 

I wonder, how this can still be a topic nowadays. Big fail, Evernote.

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Still no solution to the spellcheck problem. It is so annoying. Evernote made a wise choice to change the data format so that the OneNote importer does not work anymore. I would have left Endnote and switched to OneNote by now.

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2 minutes ago, Pokke said:

I find it amazing that they do not even acknowledge this topic? Not a single reply by the dev's. 

Hi. This is a -mainly- user-supported Forum and if you check every one of the thousands of threads here,  you'll find that developers have never commented on work in progress.  Some of us users try to give what support we can,  but you can imagine it's been a little busy around here recently!

On the main point of this thread - the launch version of EN10 in all operating systems was a stripped-down shell intended to volume test the new backroom systems for bugs that would not / could not have been found in normal beta tests of maybe a few thousand users.  Evernote runs 250M accounts (probably a little less after the last few weeks...) so normal levels of system traffic could not be tested without just going ahead and doing it.

The 'legacy' app will run alongside the new version and is available for all systems apart from iOS (that's an Apple restriction).  It should have exactly the same features you've always used - including multi-language support.  Evernote will continue to support both for the meantime until the new app is more on a level with the old.  At that point support will end,  and we don't know when that will be.

The best tactic (I'd suggest) is to use the new app where you can,  but when you (if you're a subscriber) find missing or broken features,  submit a support ticket so that Evernote have a picture of what developments are still needed and what priority to apply.

Where you need features that haven't yet been restored,  use the legacy app.

If you prefer to avoid all the fuss you could uninstall both new and legacy versions of Evernote and go back to the last public releases,  disabling updates for the moment.  You probably have at least 6 months of continued activity before things are likely to change.

The new app is getting better - 10.0 at launch is now up to 10.4 and will continue to add bug fixes and features across all operating systems.

I'm dug in on the old Windows version at 6.25.1,  and while I've looked around and have inspected suggestions from other threads,  there is so far nothing which compares with Evernote for my level of use.  Your case may be different - search for 'Evernote Alternatives' online if you want to spend some time trying out other options. 

I reserve the right to say "I told you so..."

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4 minutes ago, gazumped said:

Hi. This is a -mainly- user-supported Forum and if you check every one of the thousands of threads here,  you'll find that developers have never commented on work in progress.  Some of us users try to give what support we can,  but you can imagine it's been a little busy around here recently!

Right! Thanks for all the info Gazumped. Got it.

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Same problem here with Windows version 10.4. Every word in Spanish is highlighted, so all my notes are unreadable (I still like to have Windows and UI in English).

In the "coming soon" section this isn't even addressed...

 

 In the meantime I'm going back to 6.25. I don't think I'll bother upgrading to 10.4 again.

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1 hour ago, jcdoming said:

In the "coming soon" section this isn't even addressed...

 

I noticed this as well. Very disappointing to say the least. I will probably also roll back to the legacy version but only to export all my notes to OneNote (which is another thing that is not possible with Endnote 10.x).

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For me there is a workaround.

I have Evernote on iPhone, and iPad.

I compose the note with reminder and tags on the iPad, there the spell check/prediction works.

Then I save it and it shows perfectly on the desktop app.

I'll be the first to admit that it's a far from ideal solution.

Also, to design a successor for the perfectly reliable older edition, which clearly does not work with Windows 10 Language settings., is nothing less than shoddy workmanship.

I hope this helps FBZ

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On 11/23/2020 at 8:24 PM, charlie57 said:

For me there is a workaround.

I hope this helps FBZ

Thanks, mate. I switched the language of my Windows to English, which is an easier workaround for me. It is however completely ridiculous that a commercial software for which I pay forces me to do this. I wait until Evernote repairs the export option and then I will move all my notes to OneNote and cancel my Evernote subscription.

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41 minutes ago, FBZ said:

Thanks, mate. I switched the language of my Windows to English, which is an easier workaround for me. It is however completely ridiculous that a commercial software for which I pay forces me to do this. I wait until Evernote repairs the export option and then I will move all my notes to OneNote and cancel my Evernote subscription.

You can export at any given time via Evernote 6.25 - called Legacy now... one of the many reasons everybody should have a side installation of it to do regular backups of all content. In any case...we do not know where Evernote is going to.

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I will add that the old Evernote even allowed including other languages by copying two files into the right folder. This allowed me to add Catalan spell check into my Evernote.

By the way, my notes are in Catalan, Spanish, French and English. Multilingual support is a must. The multilingua support must be at the note level, as often one note has several languages

I guess I will switch back to the Legacy app.

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There are two temporary solutions:

1. To use the Legacy version of Evernote.

2. To use the web app, which is almost identical to the new Evernote 10 client, but allows to use the browsers spell checker. In my case I use the LanguageTool Chrome extension.

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Joining the conversation to add another voice to the urgency of this issue: my notes are multi-lingual, too (German, English, Italian) and the new Evernote for Windows Client thus unusable, because I will not turn off spell checking in Windows 10 to get rid of the red underlines.

Multi Lingual Spell Checking is in my humble opinion more important than any of your features in the making.

Best regards

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Still no solution with 10.6.9

They only added dictionary. There is no second language options. All my English notes marked with red line. This is the only reason that I don't renew my premium subscription.

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I was going to buy premium but no way. i often take notes in english and french, whatever comes to my mind at that moment or whatever the language of the source i'm talking about is in. I don't want to have to change my computer settings each time. for as many international and bilingual people there are in the world, it's rather sad that evernote can't figure out a way to make this seamless. is there zero language diversity among your team?

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On 2/6/2021 at 12:32 PM, Bolt said:

I was going to buy premium but no way. i often take notes in english and french, whatever comes to my mind at that moment or whatever the language of the source i'm talking about is in. I don't want to have to change my computer settings each time. for as many international and bilingual people there are in the world, it's rather sad that evernote can't figure out a way to make this seamless. is there zero language diversity among your team?

Hi. Update to the latest version. There's now an option to disable spell-check. Additional languages are planned and development continues...

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On 2/8/2021 at 11:26 PM, gazumped said:

Hi. Update to the latest version. There's now an option to disable spell-check. Additional languages are planned and development continues...

Where can I find the option to disable spell-check? I'm using the latest version (10.8.4) but I can't find it anywhere... I really need it 

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36 minutes ago, Kry said:

Where can I find the option to disable spell-check? I'm using the latest version (10.8.4) but I can't find it anywhere... I really need it 

You find this under Tools > Preferences > uncheck "check spelling while typing"

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Having the same problem !!! I write basically on a daily basis in three languages (French+Spanish+English) !!! When is it coming this feature ?? Should I cancel my premium subscription and try another tool?

 

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Hello,

Everything was fine since the option to disable "Check spelling when typing" was added, but now the problem is back. My spelling is being checked when I open a note in a new window, even though I have the option disabled. (Screenshot attached.)

I would apprecciate if this can be fixed.

Thank you!

Screenshot 2021-03-18 132114.png

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