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English, not American please!

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Hello,
Please add the English language (British English) rather than American only. The correct spelling should be included, such as colour, visualise and cheque.
Thanks,
Tim

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 28, 2014 - 11:02 UTC

Hello Tim,

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and will consider adding a separate British English option in future updates.


Regards,
David

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tim.wraight
Replied on Aug 28, 2014 - 11:05 UTC


Hi David,

That was a fast response!

Actually, in the case of using the web interface, it is the browser dictionary that needs to be changed.

I just changed Firefox to English-Australian and it is doing the correct spell checking now.

Thanks,

Tim

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 28, 2014 - 11:08 UTC

Tim,

The spell checking is indeed not up to us, each browser will use the one it's set to, Todoist itself doesn't have an internal spell checking system, but we'll look into changing the UI accordingly.


Regards,
David

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 11:03 UTC

Hi, I am having the same problem mainly in the windows app but android and web seems to be fine, I need British English as it is actually time consuming when it says there is a spelling error I have to then spend time comparing the british vs american spelling to make sure what I am writing makes sense, in this respect todoist is actually wasting my time rather than making me more productive which kind of defeats the purpose of the app for me.

Can you either:

1. Add it as a feature in the future rather than consider it?
2. At least add an option to turn off spell checking in the windows app if you are not going to add it.

Many thanks.

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 11:04 UTC

Additionally considering you can change the time zone and format and utilise various other languages like Spanish for example is a good example seems silly if such a simple dictionary can not be added to the windows app.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 11:25 UTC

Hello Jamie,

Our app doesn't have any internal spellchecking mechanism at all. However, all our apps will utilize the system's spellchecking based on the language or keyboard settings on the system you use it on so the Android app will look at the language set in Android's settings, the Windows app at the "keyboard language" of Windows etc. :-)


Regards,
David

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 12:00 UTC

Sorry but I do not find this to be the case with the windows .exe version of the application and I am 100% certain that my regional, language and keyboard settings are set to united kingdom english in windows 8.1 furthermore if this was the case why do you have an option on the windows version to change the language?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 12:14 UTC

Jamie,

The option to change the language will change the whole UI. I can assure you that we have never developed any spellchecking systems, we don't have the resources for such big project. I'll pass it to our developers, though to make sure which system settings affect the language the system/browser spellchecker is using.


Regards,
David

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 12:29 UTC

Jamie,

Unfortunately, the underlying framework we currently use for our app doesn't support this yet, but we'll look into an option to disable spellchecking in future updates.


Regards,
David

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 13:09 UTC

Yes, just disable it if you do not wish to look into this problem. If you do I have attached two screenshots to show that my keyboard settings are only set to UK English and nothing else I have even restarted my the app and computer as well. As you can see in todoist application even when the operating system is set to British English (United Kingdom) the application still does not pick up British English words. Surely somewhere you have programmed something in somewhere it is getting USA English from as it is 100% nothing on my system locally what so ever.

The only other things I thought it would be, could of been the power app, however I have checked all settings possible for this within todoist. I have also checked by only two synced apps evernote and google calendar, and they are only setup for british english and not american english.

I strongly believe on the information I have provided that within the windows application somewhere it is hard coding USA english into it somehow? Is it a bug perhaps? The web version and android version I am using works find with british English.

I know for yourself this may be a silly problem, but for my and I am presuming other British English speakers this is an hinderence on our writing style, I do not like writing sentences as I think only to have to keep stopping from seeing so many red underlines on my words, is a waste of time.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 13:15 UTC

Jamie,

We're very sorry for the inconvenience, we'll look into disabling this as Chromium (which our Windows app is build on) may not support other changes to this.


Regards,
David

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 13:20 UTC

Ah now I know what it is built on I may be able to find a solution I will post here again if I find anything and hopefully you can to if you find anything.

Thanks again

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 13:27 UTC

I have determined I can not do anything without source code, haha. I will leave it to you guys and hope you can come up for a solution for other speakers of variant english. The only solution I could see was by right clicking on the .exe file then going to the tab as per the attached screenshot. My idea for a solution is that within the installer you enable us to select an option for British English hence changing this option from Language Neutral to British English Specifically don't know again without source code, possibly this could fix the problem? Or this could be just relating to the UI. Considering all the .dll files in there possibly one of them is affecting it not being the correct English?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 13:32 UTC

Jamie,

I'll pass it to our developers and we'll look into this :-)


Regards,
David

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 13:34 UTC

Thanks again! I am no expert developer but just trying to look through everything on my windows 8.1 system to help fix it quicker.

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2015 - 20:06 UTC

I may be wrong but on my todoist windows app it now does not spell check at all as per screenshot, can you or anyone else confirm spell checking is now disabled in the windows application on the most recent update or is there now something with my app?

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2015 - 20:06 UTC

image attached

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 24, 2015 - 20:54 UTC

Hi Jamie,

Yes, the spellcheck should be disabled in the today's update.

Regards,
Galina

Jamie Cropley  premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2015 - 21:06 UTC

That is good to hear for British English users.