Spell check in multiple languages
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".
Thank you for your feedback, we are aware of the issues with language detection and are actively working on a fix that will again allow automatic spellchecking across multiple languages. Please note that the spell check is still working for the default language (the Teams app language). We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Didier Loiseau commented
Reacting to Xavi's comment, relying to the language bar as a default might be ok although I think it is not very intuitive and it does not work so well in other MS apps (spellchecking in PowerPoint is horrible – why does it rely on the language bar for a new slide when the rest of the slide deck is in a different language?).
I think however the most important thing is that Teams should remember the language par chat / channel (or team) and should offer the possibility to manually change it. Autodetection would be nice if it worked but it shouldn't be the only way to change language (and of course it should be optional to change).
Language detection does not work at all in my case (working in English and French).
In Windows there is something called the Language Bar. Other Microsoft tools check the selected language and assume that this is the language you are going to write in.
Please, in Teams, only:
- Default to the language selected in the Language Bar.
- Terminate the advanced autodetection algorithm when you can. It doesn't matter how long it takes because we will have the first option to do it manually.
It seems to be back for me - Teams asks me, "is your text german?" and then sets the spell correction accordingly
Any update on language detection issues in teams?
How about you guys stop trying to make it an automagical feature and just give us a drop-down to select the language per channel or at least per chat?
You get to skip the language detection and I get to skip the app getting confused after I quote my English teammate to my Polish teammates in our Polish chat.
The language aware spell checking you are describing on your help pages was working some months and now since some weeks ago it stopped working suddenly. It neither works when changing the keyboard layout (as you stated there!). It is very annoying if you need to communicate in three different languages every day and only having spell checking for English!
I don't think "language detection" is the solution. I prefer much better the mozilla thunderbird way: A very simple way to change the language (with both a button at the top and with the right click contextual menu). In fact this is one of the two reasons I use thunderbird as my email app.
Nic Fletcher commented
That Microsoft can have a bug with this feature for so long (this is a self-updating application, so there is no reason to wait for a monthly release cycle) shows that the Teams client team do not really care about their customers. We waited long enough for this feature and now it has gone. Parts of Microsoft have grown up and changed beyond recognition, but Teams is really a challenge.
And, Microsoft, this will affect around 50% of your non-English customers? That is hundreds of millions. Why? Because English is the official business language for all international customers. I need to work in English and Swedish constantly. One is a mother tongue, one is not. So, I want spell-checking (actually I want grammar too) in one language, have less need in another.
Word (which is also the engine for Outlook for Windows) has world-class spelling, grammar and other language tools. But years and years after Teams has launched, and two years after I moved my mid-size organisation to Teams this is till a problem. Not that the Teams solution was great in the beginning, but it was a start. Now nothing.
I completely agree with an earlier commenter who said we need the ability to turn off spell checker completely. I am a good speller and I always turn off "check spelling while you type" whenever possible. In rare cases where I can't turn it off, it is maddening, because it flags acronyms, technical terms, words from other languages, etc., and I can't stand those red squiggly lines.
Vyacheslav Lanovets commented
Multi-language spell checking is very important.
It is a pity teachers cannot disable spell checker during lessons. But everybody else needs spell checking. And many need multi-language spell check.
Why does not it work yet?
Multilingual also worked great for me for a short while but does no longer. Real shame.
Disappointed user commented
Same here: It worked really nicely but then stopped working. Why do you remove a nice feature?!
Multilanguage spell checking did work for a couple of months, but has stopped a few weeks ago. In this globalisation word, it is common to write in many languages. The only work-around is to change the UI language which does not make any sense. Why does any Internet browser can do this, byt not Teams ?
It worked for several month but it stopped working again a few days ago ...
Same here for writing in German using Teams 1.4.00.11161 (64-bit) in English on an English (Canada) Win10 installation. It worked for a few weeks but now text I write in languages other than English is no longer recognized as such.
It still doesn't work for me.
P.S. A strange side-effect: an absence of this feature allow me to distinguish a good language school from bad. If a school uses Teams it causes an "issue" for teachers and students. As a result, any school which doesn't want such "issues" avoid Teams
Non of the options you mention with the link are working for me.
Option1 - doesn't appear
Option2 - doesn't have any effect
Microsoft Teams Version 1.4.00.11161 (64-Bit)
Serge Dudnic commented
nothing is done till now (05/2021)
Forced to change the application language to set the French spelling...
So, now, each time I write in another language, I need to change the application language? WTH?
Teams v1.4.00.8872 (64 bits) . last updated 12/04/2021.
Dmytro Puzhay commented
Does not work with Microsoft Teams Version 1.4.00.8872 (64-bit)
Since some days multilanguage spell check doesn't work!
I use Microsoft Teams Version 1.4.00.8872 (64-bit). On a Windows 10 machine Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363