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Problems with localized mobile app

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So when I add a task, the due date defaults to today (the field is pre-populated with the localzed version of the word "today"), then when I click on the button to save the task, the app tells me that it could not recognize the due date. I have to manually enter the English word "today" so that the app can recognize it. It's frustrating. The same issue applies to Tomorrow but other dates work just fine.

The language in this case is Simplified Chinese. Would you please look into the issue? Thanks.

Also, may I suggest that you add an option to allow the user set the language of the app to English instead of the system locale? Frankly the Simplified Chinese translation of the app is not very good and it damages the user experience. In such cases I very much prefer the original English UI. Such translation quality issues may as well exist in multiple languages so I think it's worthwhile if you want international users to enjoy a better experience.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 20, 2014 - 14:55 UTC

Hello Hank,

We're sorry to hear that. If there's anything specific that you've noticed to be translated incorrectly, we would greatly appreciate if you could let us know and we'll pass it to our translators.

As for the issue itself - I can't reproduce it. When I try to add a task from the today screen, it auto-populates the date field with 今天 when I save a task with such date - it works fine.

Please tell me:
- What version of our app are you using?
- What version of Android are you using?
- Is this: 今天 what you see in the date field for today?


Best regards,
David

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Hank Wang
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 06:14 UTC

- Todoist 3.1.2
- Android 4.4.2 on a Nexus 5, with system locale set to simplified Chinese
- Yes.

Sorry but I don't feel like providing detailed feedback on translation at the moment. And I think a language selection option would be nice even if the translation quality is good. Just my 2 cents.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 12:43 UTC

Hank,

I understand. Still, we would greatly appreciate if you could just confirm if 今天 is what you see when you set the task to today because that's what I saw when trying to reproduce this issue and it worked correctly.


Best regards,
David

HW
Hank Wang
Replied on Feb 22, 2014 - 03:11 UTC

Hi David,

I've already confirmed. The answer is yes. 今天 for today and 明天 for tomorrow.