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Adding task due date on nonEnglish devices

Everyday | Today | Tomorrow => all work fine

The problem occurs with the last offered option on nonEN devices => The name of the day
is localized and therefore will not be recognized as valid.

My suggestion is to enforce EN day names, rather than using the localized ones.

Thanks,

jm

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 17:36

Hello Jaroslav,

Please tell me:
- What exact due date did you try to use?
- What language are you using?
- What version of Android are you using?


Best regards,
David

_jm premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 18:46

Hey David,

-any of the "named" due dates coses trouble: Mon-Sun, due to the fact that these are being suggested in different language...
-Czech
-4.0.4

Regards,

jm

PK
Peter Kristoffersson premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 19:54

I'm having the same issue with swedish days. All week: Måndag, tisdag, onsdag, torsdag, fredag, lördag, söndag.

Language: swedish
Android version: 4.0.3
Model; HTC one V

Regards
Peter

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 20:15

Hello,

Please note that we currently support the following languages: German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).

In these languages, it should be possible to use regional dates, in any other language, you must type in an English date.

The language settings on your phone should not affect the suggested dates in our app. I can't reproduce this issue. When using a different language, tapping within the "due date" field shows: Everyday, today, tomorrow, Monday in English as suggestions. Typing in any other English date also correctly adds it to the task.


Best regards,
David

_jm premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 21:30

Hi David,

> in any other language, you must type in an English date.
Correct. Why do you suggest a due date that is not supported by your app? :D

> The language settings on your phone should not affect the suggested dates in our app.
Unfortunately they do on mine as well as on Peters. All week: pondělí, úterý, středa, čtvrtek, pátek, sobota, neděle.

> Typing in any other English date also correctly adds it to the task.
Indeed, when I make manual, not the suggested input it works fine.

Thanks,

jm




David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 21:48

Jaroslav,

Please clarify - what suggested input are you referring to? If you're referring to your phone's native suggestions that auto-complete any word you type in, then unfortunately, we don't have any influence on them as they're controlled by Android for every input field of every app.


Best regards,
David

PK
Peter Kristoffersson premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 22:03

Well I get the suggestions "from the app" when I tap the No due date field. | Everyday | Today | Tomorrow | måndag |

_jm premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 22:07

Hi David,

nope. I'm not referring to the word autocomplete. I'm referring to suggestions that are displayed when you move cursor to the "No due date" labeled field.

Try the following:
change the language from English to any other language => start the app => hit + sign in order to create new task => fill in Task name and project => move the cursor to the "No due date" labeled field

Now, what is the last suggestion? Monday in the language you have chosen right? Hit that and try to save the task. You should see an error saying: "We couldn't understand your due date". That is the issue.

Thanks,

jm

_jm premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 22:08

Exactly.
Same here Peter | Everyday | Today | Tomorrow | pondělí |

:-)

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 23:04

Thank you for the clarification and sorry for the misunderstanding, I've been able to reproduce this issue now. I will pass it to the developers and we'll look into it.


Best regards,
David

_jm premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2013 - 11:09

Good! Thanks for your help David and good luck with persuading the DEV guys that this is really is a mistake not an intention. Sry just kidding :D

Thanks,

jm

_jm premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2013 - 08:03

Hi team,

unfortunately this is reoccurring bug :(
Has been fixed in previous version, reoccurred in v1.0.5.

Thanks,

jm

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 07, 2013 - 11:34

Hello Jaroslav,

Thank you for your report, I have passed this issue to the developers. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Best regards,
David

PK
Peter Kristoffersson premium
Replied on Oct 06, 2013 - 20:04

Hi!,
I got this once again... Todoist version 2.0.9. Android version 4.0.3.

When I add tasks I get due date pre filled with "Idag". (Today in Swedish). Since Swedish isn't supported I have to erase that and add a new proper date. When I tap the field I get the suggestions in Swedish (Idag| Imorgon| Varje dag| mer...) which is useless. So I must use the calendar

Is there a way to force English settings? Any help would be appreciated

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 07, 2013 - 11:41

Hello Peter,

We're sorry for the inconvenience, the date settings are based on the language settings of your phone. We will add full Swedish support very soon and this will solve this problem.


Best regards,
David

_jm premium
Replied on Oct 07, 2013 - 16:26

Hi all,

other option we could take which I would prefer:
Create new parameter in the settings (as other apps do) "Enforce English GUI".

What are your thoughts David?

Thanks,

jm

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 07, 2013 - 22:21

Hello Jm,

We'll keep this in mind for future updates. You're also welcome to add this as a request to our Votebox at http://todoist.com/Vote_Android/


Best regards,
David