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Spell check in muliple languge

It would be nice if it was possible to have the Teams desktop app in one languge and spell checking in multiple languge and at the same time customize date and time format.

E.g. I would like to have Teams in English, have spell checking in English and Danish, and have date and time format in "Danish".

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      • Simon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously - how hard can this be? It's not like it's a new feature in Microsoft products.

        Many people like to use English as program/OS-langue. Then you want:

        - Date/time/currency/spellchecking/etc SELECT-ABLE in MULTIPLE LANGUES/REGIONS

      • Janne Kauppinen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Teams is still lacking multi language support for spell checking. We also don't have Finnish spell checking in Teams even though it can be found from some other Office products like Word.

      • Simon Raihani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes I agree one hundred percent!!

        We operate in Central Europe and as in many other companies over here, we communicate with colleagues in two or three different languages and it is both annoying and confusing seeing all the squiggly red lines in the chat messages. Language should be detected automatically.

      • Andreas Fährmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make it possible to turn off spell checking. Spell check in multiple languages is no solution. In technical chats no dictionary knows which words are correct and which are misspelled. And red lines under terms that are written correctly are very annoying!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please provide the possibility to turn off the automatic spell checking in the MS Teams app.

      • Martin Felcman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One combobox setting needs to be split into muplitple:
        - UI Language
        - Spellcheck language
        - Datetime formats

      • Uwe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still no response from MS for something so fundamental and in principle solved in other on-line tools???

      • Edwin Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add the possibility to disable spell checking. Many people find it distracting, some, including me, find it extremely distracting!

      • Tomas Sandkvist commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yepp, same problem here. My company (ABB, huge, multinational corporation) uses US English as company language, but since I am Swedish, I use 24h clock. To get the calendar time right, I need to set the app language to Swedish, but all conversations will be in English, thus will the spell checker underline every word written...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Office has gone so far backward on international support for these basic elements!

      • samuel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It lacks the possibility to just disable spell checking. I don't need it at all, please add also a disable functionality.

      • Jacob Carlborg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a very important feature to have for non-english speakers, especially in an international company. On macOS the operating system provides built-in spell checking for text fields. This supports multiple languages and is not tied to the language used for the UI.

      • Zoltán Lehóczky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm using Teams in English (I prefer English UI in my software), but with my colleagues I'm mostly chatting in Hungarian. Thus in the desktop app I get all of my Hungarian messages underlined in red (it's OK if I also switch the UI to Hungarian). There is no such issue in the web app, I'd guess because it uses Chrome's adaptive spell checker.

        Ideally I'd like to see the same kind of multi-language spell checker in the desktop app as well, but I can also live without spell checking, so even the ability to disable it would be fine for me. However having all my text underlined is really distracting.

      • Pål commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 for adding multi language spell check support in the Microsoft Teams Windows 10 app. Using WinKey+space to switch language in Temas the same way as you can do in Skype and in the Edge browser, sounds like a reasonable request.

      • Jevgenij Martynenko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently in Teams Windows Client, only English spellchekers seems to work. We need other languages as well. Could use Office spellcheckers since they are already installed on most E3/E5 plans anyway

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wish spell check could be optional. Also being able to switch language within text like in OneNote. Use Win-Key + space to change language. In OneNote (Windows - not Mac) even single words can be spell checked in different language.

      • Sean Ellis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should be configurable per-channel. It's possible to have a chat in English with one team, and a chat in Norwegian with another.

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