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    Alpert

    Hi

    I'm afraid this is not possible at this moment.

    We've upgraded from 3 languages to 5 at present, and for most people this is far from enough.

    But you're welcome to submit a request.

    Alpert

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    Hi Alpert,

    too bad, but thanks for the info. I've switched over to GBoard which doesn't limit the number of languages/keyboards, but I hope to return to SwiftKey sometime in the future, I just like it a lot better ...

    Cheers,
    Olaf

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    Hi again,

    I have filed the following two feature requests:

    Cheers,
    Olaf

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    Alpert

    Olaf, 

    SwiftKey has a different prediction method than Gboard, that's why we limited the number of languages.

    Thanks for the requests, the team will take a look at it.

    Alpert

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    Hi Alpert,

    yes, and SwiftKey's method is a whole lot better! :-)

    Cheers,
    Olaf

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    I understand why you would only have five languages to predict from *actually at the same time* but eg. for Chinese or Japanese you need to switch using the space anyway and I can't see why I couldn't have five languages *not counting* Chinese and Japanese then! I need those five and it's driving me nuts to get deep into the settings twice a day on average. 

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    Seconded. While the four European languages I use with Swiftkey (German, English, French, Italian and Dutch) are "mixed", i. e. they share a single keyboard (-layout), Russian requires that I swipe the space key to switch to it. That said, it not only contains a separate keyboard layout, but also its very own set of predictive text, thus limiting the amount of data traveling hence and forth.
    With languages being mixed (for instance, there's quite a few Anglicisms in the German and Dutch languages) it probably does make sense to mix the predictions as well, but only to a certain level, i. e. the common ones. Since I'm using all of the languages above on a daily basis, it often renders the predictions completely useless, i. e. proposing French words when I'm writing Dutch. I'd rather swipe to a different set altogether. Consequently, there shouldn't be much of a problem to offer more than five. For me that would eliminate the need for GBoard (which I detest).

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    Hi guys, here just to agree with you and strengthen the cause on behalf of me and my multilingual friends. An option to mix/divide the same-alphabeth language would be neat and the cap on the non-latin alphabet languages seems pointless. Currently using English/Polish/German/Spanish plus Hebrew and Ukrainian. And as it is 6 I needed to switch to Gboard, where I don't really like the way to switch between languages, but what to do...

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    Thanks for your additions, Tomek. Revisiting my original post I also checked the two feature requests that I opened (see this post). I'm quite astonished to see them flagged as "solved"!?

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    Hi Olaf! As I open your requests the links don't work.

    Still, the update we're suggesting seems like a simple operation, not involving any new mechanisms really. Please SwiftKey, you can do this!

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    Hi Tomek, thanks for the heads-up. Maybe they made my requests private? I can see them when being logged in, but not after having logged off. I can't find my requests by searching them either. Not sure what to think of this ...

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    It is even more frustrating for Chinese users as the same language has simplified and traditional keyboards; which is considered as 2 different keyboards. If we were to include Cantonese keyboard, it will become a 3rd keyboard. Thus we are effectively left with only 2 other keyboards... which is really a 3 language keyboard for us. 

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    Alpert

    Chinese users rarely need Simplified, Traditional, and Cantonese at the same time. Different languages are for different regions. 

    It's like English users won't enable English US, UK, and Singapore at the same time.

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    I suppose not that many people bother doing that. Writing to Chinese in China and Taiwan uses two different sets of characters; simplified and traditional respectively. Cantonese of course is different again. Most Chinese users I noticed however, do prefer using audio when using chat apps. This eliminates the use of typing.

    For English, be it US, UK or Singapore, it is essentially English, difference is only in spelling and usage. I don’t really need 3 keyboards for all 3 regions as it is just a matter of preference ; unlike Chinese characters, where they are very different. So there is an actual need and use for it.

     

     

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    Planet Kasper

    Many people that use or learn Chinese language(s), including me, would like to have both simplified and traditional sets of characters at hand. Please don't compare US and UK English to simp and trad Chinese. The former uses the exact same letters (Latin) and is the same language with little-to-no variations, the latter has a mostly dissimilar set of thousands of very complex characters (not to mention that it is used for languages other than Mandarin too). Some hanzi look alike but differ very slightly, thus complicating telling them apart which may lead to wrong search results for example. If you speak Mandarin and have friends or business contacts both in PRC and Taiwan, or if you do linguistic research, having both sets at hand is really useful. I personally use 5 different SwiftKey sets and, unfortunately, can't afford swapping any of them into traditional Chinese. So, I usually open Google Translate, type Chinese (simplified) there and "translate" it into traditional. Then copy+paste where desired. Anyone with basic knowledge about hanzi (or kanji) will know that sometimes two or more trad characters have been simplified into one form (like "face" and "noodles" which share one character after simplification but still differ on Taiwan and in Japanese) - so as you can guess my method is flawed. (it would work the opposite way though. Sadly, I need the simplified set on daily basis, not traditional). I recently started learning Arabic, but I will not install Arabic SwiftKey for a simple reason: i already use Chinese, Russian and 2 Latin alphabet languages (that's four) on daily basis (that translates to: Every. Single. Day. All. Of. Them.), and then there is one more Latin alphabet language I use less often. That's five. Done. Slots taken. I won't remove French coz I need those diacritics and I won't remove English coz I use word suggestions all the time and this is my main writing language. Imagine changing your phone settings every time you see some sign on the street you'd like to translate or google down... I recently had to remove Korean, even if I lived in Korea and I sometimes write to friends or (more importantly) do simple research on Wikipedia or somewhere (whoever knows how much easier it is to use hangul rather than Latinized proper names will understand). Does anyone know a keyboard better that SwiftKey in suiting multilingual users?

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    Deniz K

    Hi Planet Kasper, thank you for your feedback. Regarding supporting more than 5 languages, currently this is not possible however your feedback has been passed on.

    In the meantime, I would suggest you to use the PinYin layout. You can find more information here: How is Chinese set up with Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard for Android? – SwiftKey Support

    You'll also be able to use the Handwriting feature with Chinese. 

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    Planet Kasper

    I already know all the SwiftKey settings by heart, trust me. But thank you for trying Deniz. Pinyin and handwriting are indeed my two main input methods. SwiftKey works brilliantly with Chinese so don't get me wrong. It's on par, no, actually better than my native keyboard settings (I bought my phone in China) and that's why I'm using it. Same with any other language: SwiftKey rules. The dictionary is awesome and I love the fact that you can use several Latin script langs, including French and Polish and other languages with many diacritics, simultaneously. The dictionaries always intermingle in so brilliant way - you start to write with a word that is the same in English and French but SwiftKey will always suggest and guide you forward smoothly. Then you add a Polish geographical name and it still continues suggesting the next words, grammatical endings, etc, all smoothly. Then you swipe to the right too add 加 a Chinese character or two, and swipe back to continue writing English. An English sentence with both a name of a Polish town, with Chinese version of this name given in brackets plus a French surname or two - such a sentence can be written in a matter of seconds with SwiftKey (if someone needs such a monster sentence that is, but why not?). A millisecond later you are googling something in Cyrillic or use Arabic while practicing in Duolingo. It all can be done with SwiftKey. So don't get me wrong. It's just the fact that some competitive keyboards can handle more. But I still use SwiftKey because I love it. It's just that I regret to even have anything else installed... But i have to, because I simply need more languages in my daily life. Hopefully one day I will get rid of that "select input method" shortcut and will be able to use just SwiftKey. Cheers.

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    Deniz K

    Hi Planet Kasper thank you very much for your detailed feedback, we love to hear your experience with your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard and glad to hear you are enjoying using it. You certainly do know it by heart :) 

    I'll pass your feedback onto our team however I do suggest to submit any feature requests via https://support.swiftkey.com/hc/en-us/requests/new too.

     

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    Jan Henning Klasen

    Same wish here: I keep moving away because I need 2 more languages and I keep coming back since only SwiftKey supports the immortal language Latin (Lingua latinā)...

    I would need:
    1. QWERTZ (de/la/es/en) or QWERTY (de/la/es/en)
    2. Russian
    3. Chinese
    4. Arabic

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