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migr4235749
02-15-2010, 12:20 PM
Hi,
first of all i must say i love swype. it's really great!

the only thing i can't cope with it's method to swith between languages (national <> english). Off course in case of latin alphabets it's ok, but for e.g. cyrillic it's not good enough! As far as your main idea is fast and fastest typing i'd ask you to separate a language tab or make switching more comfortable in one tap (swype :)

have fun

migr4235749
02-15-2010, 12:34 PM
Кому нравится swype и кто хочет отдельную кнопку EN<>RU голосуй за этот пост. Жми на 'votes'

migr4271897
02-15-2010, 2:57 PM
Нажал, спасибо за иниÑ*иативу!

migr3964376
02-15-2010, 3:08 PM
it would be great if you could mix languages like touch pal for example select english and spanish dictionaries so when you type both are available, it would be an awesome feature for people that are bilingual and use more then one language to text like myself

migr4276950
02-15-2010, 5:56 PM
Сделайте EN<>RU please.

migr4235749
02-16-2010, 4:16 AM
updated idea:

could you add possibility to choose the language(s) to switch between in the swype's settings not in pop-up list! and make switching on long tap on tab ('q' in english keyboard or 'a' in french). it means that you will switch automatically to checked language by long tap .
Then you don't need to changes anything with keyboard layouts

for example: yout native lang is RU and checked additional language EN
switching: RU > tap&hold > EN and back EN > tap&hold > RU

any comments? :)

migr4270817
02-16-2010, 9:26 AM
We need fast language switch. I am voting too. The idea of ergodroid is good: long tap to switch between selected languages.

Franklin
02-16-2010, 3:30 PM
Hi everybody,

Thanks for bringing this up. It's a serious concern and we are always trying to streamline the functions that people use most. Ergodroid, I think that may be a feasible idea. I'll bring this up with the developers and see what they have to say.

Thanks for the feedback, and keep it coming!

migr4521104
02-20-2010, 2:24 AM
It would be nice to have Cyrillic support especially RU language =)

migr1586866
02-20-2010, 7:25 PM
Sergey- Thanks for you suggestion, we're always open to new ideas! Hope you like Swype!

migr4772069
02-22-2010, 9:55 PM
Hello! I'd prefer to have a feature to exclude languages that I never use. Tus I'll can switch off all available lagnuages besides english and russian and in this case switching through layouts will be more simple...

migr1586866
02-23-2010, 5:45 PM
Legoru- Thanks for you suggestion. Currently that is not an option but we are always taking suggestions :)

migr8630913
03-06-2010, 4:51 AM
i downloaded the beta, in settings the languages menu is grayed out, i am not able to switch languages, how do i do that?

migr1586866
03-06-2010, 7:29 PM
Thehihik-
This shouldn't be an issue, maybe it is device specific? What device are you on? If your menu is grayed out you should still be able to change between Spanish and English on the main keyboard by 'press-holding' the key with the "EN" or "ES" located on it. Good luck and let me know if you have any other concerns!
-Trey

migr8706687
03-07-2010, 4:11 PM
Hey, we all know swype is awesome. Yet, as we've signed as testers, here is my brand new experience with the latest version.

I'm currently using spanish because i live in Argentina, and getting it to work is actually quite annoying.

I'll describe you the process so you can figure out where could be the bug.

In order to get the spanish keyboard up, in mi Moto Milestone you have to:
1) Uncheck swype as the entry method.
2) Select stock keyboard.
3) Use any app that requires text entry.
4) Un-select stock keyboard.
5) Select Spanish as my default language (eventhough i was already using spanish layout)
6) Choose Swype as the entry method.

After this steps i can get it to work properly.

Hope you can get something out of this, with the leaked version, even without sound, it was much easier, yet now it's visually more apealling, congrats for that.

Good luck! More feedback later!

migr8754633
03-08-2010, 4:52 PM
I do have the same problem like "thehihik", i just installed swype beta, i got a moto milestone.

migr8754633
03-08-2010, 4:56 PM
And if i press-hold the "EN" key i do not have any language that i can choose from. Also swype isn't recognizing any words, so i asume the is no dictionary installed. What can i do?

migr12379953
06-19-2010, 5:59 PM
I'd like concurrent multi-lingual text entry please. Language choice should be a check box (several at once) not a radio button (one only). A further advantage of multiple concurrent dictionaries would be to allow specialist vocabulary in a separate dictionary, even in the same language.

migr12379953
06-19-2010, 6:03 PM
ShapeWriter allows you to select two languages and switch between them with one tap.

brian.resnik
06-21-2010, 5:06 PM
Concurrent multi-lingual entry is an excellent suggestion. I'll forward this to our design team.

migr13816029
08-05-2010, 6:44 PM
I keep switching between 2 languages all day, every 5 minutes. Having to long press or to change to symbols keyboard to change language is really unintuitive and slow. Most other keyboards allow cycling through selected languages with a key or gesture.

Luis Wang
08-17-2010, 7:57 AM
Maybe instead of go to tips->option-> language, there should be a key that can let you swith diffenrent language easier, for ex click "lang" then an list or a vertical line come out so you can select your desire language

Solo
08-29-2010, 12:40 AM
There is already. Hold down the letter q

rewtnull
09-05-2010, 5:19 PM
I'd prefer to be able to quick toggle between the languages i use the most (swedish and english in my case), instead of having to scroll between them in a popup menu.

pjm1277
09-11-2010, 12:35 PM
Yes! I second that! Scrolling down the menu is a real pain in the ass, there should be a quick toggle available. Or/and an option to edit the language list (move languages up/down) or even maybe an option to delete unnecessary languages and dictionaries. That is definitely the most annoying thing in swype for me now. Otherwise - great job guys, thanks!

brian.resnik
09-12-2010, 12:01 AM
Check out the new update. We've got something we think you'll like :)

robooneus
12-20-2010, 6:43 PM
I would really like it if I could run two language dictionaries as well. I use English most of the time, but also type in German (often interspersed with English).

henriquesp
12-21-2010, 9:37 PM
Hi guys,

for those of us for whom English is not the only language we use on a daily basis, switching between languages is really a pain in the @$$.
For example, I'm Brazilian, so I do most of my emails and texting in Portuguese, but if I'm searching for an app in the Android Market or for a song in MP3 store or just searching whatever in google, in 99% of the cases that will require a text input in English.
It's even worse when I simply want to talk about something whose name is in English when writing something in portuguese (for example, refering to an app, song, playstation game, whatever).
I'd say I switch back and forth between Portuguese and English about 15~20 times per day.

Not just it takes a fair amount of clicks to switch, but after each switching, the keyboard actually freezes for a couple of seconds (if I swype, it won't show the line) before it starts reacting again.
Anyway, the delay may be solvable or not, but I do think that switching between languages should definitely be easier.

How about enabling one-tap language switching?
Take for example the method SlideIT uses, I think it's pretty effective.
It goes like this:
1) during app configuration, the user selects the main and secondary languages (in my case, it would be Portuguese and English, respectively).
2) during runtime, the user starts typing with the dictionary for the main language being active;
3) there is a "language switch" key in the keyboard that, if hit, will quickly jump the active dictionary between the main and secondary languages;
4) the user might switch several times even within the same sentence.

Last but not least, It'd be also much better if we were able to select which language packs we want to install.
Having 8 preloaded languages won't really support if most of the customers will just use 2 at a time (usually English + 1 other).

Comparing Swype with the other apps, it definitely has a better core product (in terms of word recognition algorithm).
What it seems to me, an international user, though, is that it still lacks some product maturity that the competitors already had (I suppose, because they had more time of direct customer interaction, since they are available in Android Market for a while now).
In particular, Swype lacks proper support for multi-language users.
I'd say language selection during installation + 1-click language switch would make it 90% better already at that, and getting Swype to be the best keybopard app not just in the core functionality but also in the additional features.

henriquesp
12-22-2010, 5:50 AM
Well I've just learnt that Swype already has a quick language switch feature:
http://forum.swype.com/showthread.php?1442-Feature-Requests-Consolidation/page2#post10914

So, ignore half of my request. :-)
Being able to select which language packs to install would make it (almost) perfect! :D

kaffeesatz
12-26-2010, 3:33 AM
+1 fast language switch

chewy11
05-07-2011, 6:20 AM
Hi
First post after5 months of swype use on my Acer Liquid E android. LOVE IT. REVOLUTIONARY!
I would like to suggest a language toggle. I go from English to French within same document and to have to longpress and then scroll...from the top of menu, to bottom...is one step too many.
Could we not get a pop up window(with reduce choice) or a way to reorganize menu listing to allow french and English side by side.
This would be a huge time saver for me thanks.

da-peter
05-18-2011, 5:52 PM
hi guys,

i am using swype a lot and in two languages, i really would love a quick language change between 2 languages. just give us an option to set it in the swype settings. and just one button to switch or like sym button plus another button or tap and hold. something quick, without going through all the settings ;)

soberspine
05-30-2011, 8:16 PM
I subscribe to this idea.
Most users will type in two or more laguages.

It would be great to combine to dictionaries, but i don't know how it will behave.
Or replace the language selection key with a fast switch key between A or B language. with the pop up menu it takes too long to select another language.

chewy11
08-17-2011, 1:15 PM
latest beta is awesome!

Cyclone
08-18-2011, 7:38 AM
+1 for fast switching of chosen languages (2 in my case) like Gingerbread keyboard has - spacebar swyping.
That would be REEEEEALLY great.

Thanks.

alandot5
08-21-2011, 6:52 AM
This is the exact problem I'm having! I want to update to the latest version of Swype on my phone but since this does not come with the option to change language with the press of a button, I'm using the old version.

chewy11
08-21-2011, 4:32 PM
I am on latest 3.6.84.26668.... Swype now has a language toggle button next to the space bar. In settings>Language I choose French and English, and then when typing a quick 1 tap hit of the languages button switches me from French to English and back. This is the best solution possible for me. Thanks to Swype for this implementation!!!

MarcusWolschon
08-23-2011, 8:18 AM
Don't forget that it irritates quite a lot that the placement of letters changes with the language.
e.g. I'm used to typing english on my German keyboard.
No sane desktop-user would switch the keyboard-layout then he/she suddenly starts typing in another language.

sundahlc
09-04-2011, 4:43 PM
That feature doesn't seem to be available in the newest build. I envy you. I don't suppose we could bring it back?

I just got Swype because my friend told me that it now included Russian in the beta. I regularly type in English and Russian, and when messaging bilingual or trilingual friends, I often switch between English, Russian and Japanese in the same sentence. I love Swype as a quick way to get accurate text input into my device, but I have to switch over to the MultiLing keyboard if I want to do this rapid changing of languages. If you want to appeal to multilingual users, I have to suggest it as necessary.

Margaret Magnus
09-21-2011, 3:21 PM
On older keyboards, try "Swypekey to q" to toggle languages.

shenglu
09-28-2011, 10:51 PM
Choose the language should be a check box (a few) is not a radio button (one). Multiple concurrent dictionary is to make a further advantage of experts in a single dictionary word, even in the same language.

iNSPiRE
10-17-2011, 6:38 AM
Concurrent multi-lingual entry is an excellent suggestion. I'll forward this to our design team.
Been a while since this reply. This is one of the features I'd like the most to see implemented in the future, since it saves a whole bunch of time, especially when your native language isn't English and need to alternate between English and your native language (or any other language).
The option to choose exactly which languages we want to maintain and a quick language switcher would be ideal.
Any news on this?

rob00t
10-20-2011, 5:46 AM
swyping in more than 1 language would be the best option, but for now please add a separate button for fast switching between languages (1 press)

Madrilenyo93
10-20-2011, 5:19 PM
i have to write in english and spanish All The time! Pls make switching easy! Por favor!

zwgGtX
10-21-2011, 4:05 AM
You guys do know about swiping from Swype key to z (in 3.25 and older to q), don't you?

simonblackley
10-22-2011, 12:10 AM
I just installed the new beta (Western Europe). In settings, I chose to 'activate' UK English and French. There is a gesture to switch between them: Swype button to EN. Voil!

However:

I'd like the option to dump the languages I don't use altogether, to save memory. (Or to select only the languages I want for installation.)
I agree that it would be nice if we could identify a default language and stick to its keyboard layout.
It's infuriating that in French Swype defaults to an incorrect, unaccented version of many words where the correct spelling should be obvious. Much too often I have to select the second or third word in the list. (This seems to be new in this version.)

brian.resnik
10-22-2011, 4:03 PM
simonblackley: If you could compile a list of words that is effected by #3 you posted and either post that list here, or email it to me, that would be very much appreciated. You could also consider posting it in the Linguistics subforum.

Thanks!

Hanh1966
05-28-2012, 4:36 AM
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zwgGtX
06-20-2012, 12:31 PM
The new Swype Beta has no way to quickly switch the active language. Holding space and then choosing in the menu is just cumbersome!
I was one of the biggest enemies of the globe key, hitting it accidentally all the time. But this is even worse! Please bring back somethink like the old "Swype > Q", that's a hundred times faster than having to press [space].

Dissonance
06-20-2012, 2:46 PM
Out of curiosity how often do you switch languages that this new method is a problem for you? I've heard people speak spanglish but rarely seen it typed :-P

I think this method is a great failsafe against accidentally changing the language (with very little delay-maybe a half second), but if people really need to change languages in mid-sentence then Swype+Q seems like a good compromise.
Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2

zwgGtX
06-20-2012, 4:29 PM
Out of curiosity how often do you switch languages that this new method is a problem for you?
I'd say like 10-20 times a day.

I think this method is a great failsafe against accidentally changing the language (with very little delay-maybe a half second), but if people really need to change languages in mid-sentence then Swype+Q seems like a good compromise.
Midsentence? Never doing that. But I type one mail in german, the next in english, then back to browsing where i use german, answer a forum post in english, ... The old method takes a fraction of a second, the new one multiple seconds, even if you're fast.

brian1
06-20-2012, 4:45 PM
You are not the only person who loves the quick switch language gesture, but there have been challenges in putting the language switching functionality on a regular key. Some languages have many characters and losing the secondary character to language switching is painful. In addition, maintaining a consistent location of the language key has been a challenge. There are other issues too, so I can't promise we will bring it back, but we have discussed it, and it is on one of those lists. However, we are working on bilingual functionality. We have been looking for bilingual alpha testers who use a second language at least 40% of the time, and would be willing to use a build that has bilingual turned on permanently (at least for the alpha period). While it says it is closed, if you are interested, contact David Johnstone. http://forum.swype.com/showthread.php?6164-Are-you-a-bi-lingual-Swype-user-with-an-Android-device-If-so-we-want-YOU! Thanks!

andy o
06-20-2012, 4:55 PM
I also miss this key! It's the first thing I noticed immediately, and annoyed me as well, especially when we had swype-q before, and better, a dedicated key later on, and now we're stuck with nothing at all. The Android stock keyboard does it elegantly, by swiping the space bar, can't something like that be done?

brian1
06-20-2012, 5:46 PM
I also miss this key! It's the first thing I noticed immediately, and annoyed me as well, especially when we had swype-q before, and better, a dedicated key later on, and now we're stuck with nothing at all. The Android stock keyboard does it elegantly, by swiping the space bar, can't something like that be done?

Swyping the spacebar is dangerous, as we have the Swype gesture going from the period key to the spacebar to insert a period plus space, and the same on the other side - Swype from comma to spacebar to insert a comma and space. We had discussed Swype to the spacebar, but that conflicts with other gestures. We will keep investigating... For you'll have to long press on the space key to switch. We definitely read and take into account feedback, so thanks!

andy o
06-20-2012, 5:53 PM
No harm in adding it as an option right? And by taking out the dedicated language button, didn't you make the space bar bigger anyway? So it can't be that much of a problem. How about swyping from the spacebar all the way up to above the keyboard (like doing a capital letter) so there's no room for confusion whatsoever?

Mr.Prayer
06-21-2012, 2:51 AM
In Beta 1.0.3.5809 you chose to follow google's footsteps and got rid of dedicated "change language" button.
Now you have to hold "space", wait selection dialog to pop up, realize where the needed lanugage is there and select it.

So instead of 0.3 seconds you wasting 2-5 seconds to change a language. It's counterintuitive, it's counterproductive, it's just horrible.

And as a cyrillic-alphabet guy i have to use this feature quite a lot.
I couldn't use standard ICS keyboard, now i can't use Swype.

Can this at least be determined by an option?

thedieselspaceship
06-21-2012, 2:59 AM
Agree, this is terrible 'feature' please return switch layout button back.

pitchbend
06-21-2012, 4:21 AM
I aslo agree, this new implementation is frustrating, less efficient and doesn't make sense...
Also for the spanish keyboard there's no need for a dedicated key which forces the Backspace key to shrink and become more difficult to use.

paul c
06-21-2012, 9:09 AM
+1

What was wrong with the globe icon? I found it extremely efficient, and fast. Especially if you have 2 languages enabled (I would guess most people who use more than one language, actually only use 2), and it's just to switch to the other.

Long press, ugly dialogue box, poke....aargh.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

wywern
06-21-2012, 9:22 AM
With the newest update, changing between languages by long tap and choose from the list is pain in the a**.
I prefer the method once it used to be by Swype from Swype key to a assigned key for languages change.

wywern
06-21-2012, 9:34 AM
+1 too.
Any other ways to switch between languages but not the current one!

rob00t
06-21-2012, 1:26 PM
+1
Why do you have to break this feature after each redesign... :)

CalInTheZone
06-21-2012, 1:46 PM
A Swype of the space key like many other keyboards would be much better. In fact this was my first instinct to do so.

Swyped on my Galaxy S III

ioddrine
06-21-2012, 5:15 PM
I need a fast way to change keyboards too. In swype advanced tips you have this method described: "swype from the swype key to the key with the language initials on it" (the space bar in this case) but it doesnt seem to work. this would be perfect i think. Fast, bigger space bar, and no more accidentally hiting the old language key

ioddrine
06-21-2012, 5:17 PM
I need a fast way to change keyboards too. In swype advanced tips you have this method described: "swype from the swype key to the key with the language initials on it" (the space bar in this case) but it doesnt seem to work. this would be perfect i think. Fast, bigger space bar, and no more accidentally hiting the old language key.

slay-galaxy
06-21-2012, 6:44 PM
I agree with wywern.

Billingsgate
06-21-2012, 6:52 PM
Agreed. Previously it was a quick single tap to switch between two languages. The current method, getting rid of the globe button, is a step backward.

googhalava
06-22-2012, 1:18 AM
+1 from me

As fast language swithing is very important for non-English speaking people it would be great to have a convenient way to do so.

Oleg Lugovskiy
06-22-2012, 11:42 AM
One more voice to change keyboard switching at least like it was before. Thanks

Ronennn
06-22-2012, 12:25 PM
I agree, changing between languages should be as fast as possible.

yurkennis
06-23-2012, 10:21 AM
I also find the new language switch too complicated now, compared to "Globe" button / Swype-Q gesture. And I second that Swype-Q is the most efficient way invented so far.

My situation with the current method is as follows.

When you write a bilingual text (which is quite typical for Russian-speaking IT users), every switch takes several seconds: tap and hold, then need to think a bit which language to choose (even when only two languages available), tap required language. And I typically switch two to several times per sentence, which is really frequent.

Overall, it takes too much thought and time.

pjm1277
06-24-2012, 1:49 AM
+1 for Swype-Q !!!
And yes, changing languages in the middle of text, mail or while entering the calendar appointment is an everyday reality when you're an immigrant.

nextonazzz
06-24-2012, 2:19 AM
+1 from me

Froghut
06-24-2012, 4:41 AM
+1, a Swype to the space bar would be awesome.

googhalava
06-24-2012, 8:18 AM
Am I allowed to use Swype if I am not a US resident.

No? > Then why did you add other than English languages?
Yes? > Then why not to make it convenient?

Being a Russian I switch languages 10-100 times a day. And yes, sometimes in the same sentence.

kymillo
06-24-2012, 9:55 AM
Please, return one button switch language

Peter Forty-Seven
06-24-2012, 1:31 PM
Agreed. Make 1-button or 1-gesture language switching. Seriously.

João Almeida
06-25-2012, 3:56 AM
With the newest update, changing between languages by long tap and choose from the list is pain in the a**.
I prefer the method once it used to be by Swype from Swype key to a assigned key for languages change.

More than the long tap, I loved the swyping from Swype key to language key, it couldn't get simpler and safer than that. I don't see why a long-tap and a pop-up button.

emmissaire
06-25-2012, 11:28 PM
Another voice to add to those requesting we bring back easy language-switching. Difficult to resist the impression that whoever led that step of development feels multilinguals to be an oddity or curiosity - please tell me you have a mutilingual on the team developing this area!

jgaviota
06-26-2012, 10:22 AM
+1
We live in a mixed languages world, I change from spanish to english several times a day, even midsentence. Mostly due to technicall terms and such, so please please please bring back an easy way to switch languages!

jgaviota
06-26-2012, 10:22 AM
+1
We live in a mixed languages world, I change from spanish to english several times a day, even midsentence. Mostly due to technicall terms and such, so please please please bring back an easy way to switch languages!

zwgGtX
06-27-2012, 1:53 AM
+1 (10 chars)

wywern
06-27-2012, 5:06 AM
I understand the issue of the arrangement of different languages making it difficult to place a new button to the keyboard. My suggestion is "Swype to a international mark for language changing" e.g. swype bar to ! = change languages. (I hope every languages have "!" on their keyboards.;)

David Johnstone
07-01-2012, 7:15 PM
All,

This is great feedback! To answer some questions, yes: many of us on the Swype team are multi-lingual, and we'll be looking at a few different ways to make language switching in Swype much more streamlined in the future. Also, to answer a common question in this thread regarding 'Why the heck those Swype guys removed the globe key in the first place'...

1) Removeal of the globe key was done for a few reasons: one of the largest complaints we got from end users was that the globe key was way too easy to tap on accidently. Also, when it comes down to it, we're desinging a keyboard that takes up only a few square inches of space on a screen - that's hot real estate! The thought here is that you shouldn't take up space with two keys for the sake of accomplishing a function that can occur just fine with one. We are still working towards that "just fine" realm, and we hear you loud and clear that we're still far from it (and, actually, we may have taken a step backwards in this area).

2) For keyboards without a globe key, we accomplished quick language switching with a gesture ('Swype-key-to-Q-key'). Fact is, this depends on a QWERTY/QWERTZ layout, and some languages use national layouts. So, for multi-lingual users who actually use the Q-key language swtiching getsure, they could actually get stuck in their national keyboard layout after switching from QWERTY! No good. As brian1 mentioned earlier in this thread, offering rubust language support and maintaining a consistent layout/UX is ou r primary concern.

Anyway, this discussion is ongoing internally and you can expect a more elegant multi-lingual experience from Swype in future versions.

ioddrine
07-02-2012, 9:44 PM
ok, so to conclude,
the globe key was bad, accidentally switching and a narrow space bar.
long press the space bar also sucks
Now you have all the info you need. you need a quick gesture to switch: swype to spacebar.

zapika
07-07-2012, 10:17 PM
oh my, i rooted my galaxy s2 just because i wanted to try swype beta and now the globe key is gone, i may type 50% spanish and 50% english and i do it most of the time in the middle of sentences (i'd almost say "always"), if i do 'Swype-key-to-Q-key' what i get is the option of paste and clipboard but not change of language, please do something soon about it. Thanks!

handled_badly
07-08-2012, 12:36 PM
oh my, i rooted my galaxy s2 just because i wanted to try swype beta and now the globe key is gone, i may type 50% spanish and 50% english and i do it most of the time in the middle of sentences (i'd almost say "always"), if i do 'Swype-key-to-Q-key' what i get is the option of paste and clipboard but not change of language, please do something soon about it. Thanks!

Did you mind Swype 3.25, when you changed language with the Z key?

Either way, here's to hoping they make the dedicated Language key optional, to keep infighting down ;)

Kumabjorn
07-13-2012, 6:32 AM
I would assume that the space bar, being the largest key, would be the most efficient in language switching. Perhaps some tiny letters on top, in a different color, indicating the language in use.
One method of switching, and I'm using my personal needs here, would be Swype from Spacebar to S for Swedish, to J for Japanese and E for English. I realize there may be some overlap, say to S for Swedish but also Spanish, in that case you might be able to swype back to the Spacebar either for Swedish or Spanish, depending on a priority order set by the user.
Another method would be to swype left and right on the Spacebar for the previous language and right to left for the next language.
I'm sure there are other swype methods available to accomplish this. Removing the Globe button is a correct decision since these keyboards are also used on 3.7" screens.

Allen SGS2
07-13-2012, 7:35 AM
Another method would be to swype left and right on the Spacebar for the previous language and right to left for the next language.
I'm sure there are other swype methods available to accomplish this. Removing the Globe button is a correct decision since these keyboards are also used on 3.7" screens.

+1 But doing it in backwards: swype from right to left for previous language and from left to right for next language ;)

tagustinus
07-13-2012, 2:49 PM
+1
In fact for bilingual text we mix them in one sentence. It's not like switching language couple times a day. I use another keyboard sw*t that can actually predict two languages at the same time, so I don't even worry to switch, very convenient, but i found swiping is faster.

Kumabjorn
07-14-2012, 3:47 AM
Are there any plans for Swype for the Samsung Bada OS? Please?

My description was less than stellar. It seems some keyboards are so small that swiping left or right on the spacebar runs the risk of entering punctuation marks. I was suggesting a small quick Swype gesture going right and then immediately left or left and then immediately right in one coherent Swype gesture. But if it is doable in just a right or left Swype, even better.

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lesoho
07-16-2012, 11:57 AM
Thank you for great product
Language key for quick switch between languages will be great help on Android

Thanks!

Gil

Kumabjorn
07-16-2012, 3:07 PM
A gesture would be better, keys should be kept to a minimum.

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Billingsgate
07-16-2012, 6:04 PM
I also prefer a dedicated language key, as in beta 3.26. Gestures way too often get interpreted as something other than intended. For example, 3 out of 4 times that I try to access the Edit layer, by swyping from the Swype key to the number key, I get Swype settings instead. I think that for frequent language switching, a dedicated key is far preferable. Though I would support a setting to hide this key for those people who don't use multiple languages.

wywern
07-21-2012, 1:33 AM
I would assume that the space bar, being the largest key, would be the most efficient in language switching. Perhaps some tiny letters on top, in a different color, indicating the language in use.
One method of switching, and I'm using my personal needs here, would be Swype from Spacebar to S for Swedish, to J for Japanese and E for English. I realize there may be some overlap, say to S for Swedish but also Spanish, in that case you might be able to swype back to the Spacebar either for Swedish or Spanish, depending on a priority order set by the user.
Another method would be to swype left and right on the Spacebar for the previous language and right to left for the next language.
I'm sure there are other swype methods available to accomplish this. Removing the Globe button is a correct decision since these keyboards are also used on 3.7" screens.

it seems practical in English-like language but in others languages such as Japanese or Chinese, how to switch?
I suggest some universal symbols like "Swype-key-to-!-key" to switch to next language. it's maybe inconvenient for more than 2 languages user.

iMinkey
07-22-2012, 9:36 AM
I prefer no language key and other keys larger on the bottom row, as I only ever use one language (as most users will, too). Perhaps a long-press key, or optional hiding would sort it for most?

RedheadTarn
07-22-2012, 10:53 AM
Funny, in the last beta version everybody complained about the language button. They take it out and suddenly people want it back... In the new beta just long press the space bar for language switching.

Those who would trade Liberty for Security, will end up with neither.

marcovrv
07-22-2012, 4:31 PM
Another suggestion may be to overload Swype key: one long key press may display a menu with selected languages besides the preferences option and, maybe, also the handwriting and Dragon options. The menu can even be displayed in the word suggestion area.

Additionally, the gesture Swype key to space (or another convenient key) may be used to switch between the last two used languages. And please, provide an option to use English keyboard layout for all languages for us who need more than one language.

Swyped in 3.26 beta version.

Enviado desde mi MB860

Billingsgate
07-22-2012, 7:09 PM
I never complained about the language key, and I want it back. I'm not convinced that "the vast majority of people" only use one language. Maybe in America, but America is not the vast majority of people, nor do Americans make up the vast majority of English-speakers. (I'm American, by the way)

Of course Swype should cater to both multi-lingual and monolingual users, but to handicap it for multi-lingual users, as happened in the latest beta, only makes it less attractive to "the vast majority" of literate people in many countries. Make the language key optional, and the dictation key as well. I'm quite happy to sacrifice a bit of width on the space bar to have a language key available at all times. Especially if I can hide the never-used Dragon key. A bit more customization would probably satisfy many people.

iMinkey
07-24-2012, 8:09 AM
Yeah; stuff the language key. Most people use one language only, so letting the few who use more than one use a gesture or something is no big deal. Or just have an option to show/hide it. Done.

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Billingsgate
07-24-2012, 6:15 PM
Yeah; stuff the language key. Most people use one language only, so letting the few who use more than one use a gesture or something is no big deal. Or just have an option to show/hide it. Done.

Please don't go spouting ignorant comments for which you have no basis. Who are "most people"? Most educated people outside the myopic, insular United States have at least passing knowledge of more than one language or dialect, not to mention the enormous proportion of the US population who are bilingual English/Spanish. Who are "the few who use more than one" language? The number of people in China alone who are currently studying English as a second language is more than the entire population of the USA (and it isn't just US English they learn, a large number are taught UK English instead). And Chinese buy more smartphones than Americans, so guess where the big potential market is for bilingual keyboards? Not to mention, most non-English and non-US English speakers using the Internet need to switch to US English for many purposes. None of us has any idea who makes up the majority of Swype users. Chances are it's mainly Americans at the moment, but by dismissing multilingual users, as you are anxious to do (you've repeated this same dumb comment on numerous threads), serves only to handicap the application and limit its appeal outside the USA. I believe the Swype developers recognize this, and are clearly trying their best to find the most elegant solution. Sadly, the spacebar solution in the latest beta is a huge step backwards.

By the way, I'm American, and I think Americans who cling to monolingualism are sadly out of touch with the rest of the world.

iMinkey
07-24-2012, 6:31 PM
Please don't go spouting ignorant comments for which you have no basis.

Gosh, sorry to have rattled your cage.

It's not the language(s) that bother me in the slightest, just the number of buttons which take up space when they're hardly used. Perhaps I should have said that most people tend to write in one language at a time, given that most of the writing being done will be for emails, text messaging, blogging, and so on. The only people I've met who regularly need to switch language are translators, or those working on something academic.

If some - or even many - users would find a button toggle useful, I and others would prefer it to be optional so that it can be hidden. Just saying. Maybe could have said it better, so consider yourself apologised to, but it'd be easier if you weren't so quick to take offense and become insulting.

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Kumabjorn
07-24-2012, 7:10 PM
Please don't go spouting ignorant comments for which you have no basis. Who are "most people"? Most educated people outside the myopic, insular United States have at least passing knowledge of more than one language or dialect, not to mention the enormous proportion of the US population who are bilingual English/Spanish. Who are "the few who use more than one" language? The number of people in China alone who are currently studying English as a second language is more than the entire population of the USA (and it isn't just US English they learn, a large number are taught UK English instead). And Chinese buy more smartphones than Americans, so guess where the big potential market is for bilingual keyboards? Not to mention, most non-English and non-US English speakers using the Internet need to switch to US English for many purposes. None of us has any idea who makes up the majority of Swype users. Chances are it's mainly Americans at the moment, but by dismissing multilingual users, as you are anxious to do (you've repeated this same dumb comment on numerous threads), serves only to handicap the application and limit its appeal outside the USA. I believe the Swype developers recognize this, and are clearly trying their best to find the most elegant solution. Sadly, the spacebar solution in the latest beta is a huge step backwards.

By the way, I'm American, and I think Americans who cling to monolingualism are sadly out of touch with the rest of the world.

This.
The more languages and options supported the broader the appeal.

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Billingsgate
07-24-2012, 10:19 PM
Perhaps I should have said that most people tend to write in one language at a time, given that most of the writing being done will be for emails, text messaging, blogging, and so on.

Are you sure about that? Where do you get your information? Have you read the countless numbers of messages on these forums from native speakers of other languages who don't write in one language at a time? Since you obviously know only English, you've never had e-mail or chat conversations with people from other countries in which languages are mixed. Due to the dominance of US English on the Internet and in technical vocabulary, English words unavoidably enter non-English conversations. Most of my e-mails with Chinese friends tend to be mostly in either English or Chinese, but with words from the other language thrown in every other sentence. Check non-English blog sites and you'll commonly find English thown in here and there among the Russian, German or Japanese. Where I live, in Hong Kong, even newspapers, magazines and academic writing, mixes English words into the Chinese. When I discovered Swype and its language key, it was a godsend to me, to get that autocorrect in both languages with a single tap which hardly interrupts the writing flow. So don't judge everything by how things are done in America.

Sorry to get so worked up about this, but for me it's not only a matter of practicality in making a fine app super, but I get pissed off at American exceptionalism, in which Americans assume the whole world is just like "us" and that the Internet is an American colony. And now I will shut up on this topic.

I agree that the language key should be hideable, though, for those who don't use it. But please bring back the language key, which is the best of all alternatives, compared to the current spacebar, or a gesture, which can often go wrong.

javi.heiwa
07-25-2012, 5:06 AM
I personally find incredibly useful and it would be great to have it as an option (same as the handwriting option). In fact it was the first thing I noticed and I have decided to go back to previous version.

I switch between two main languages constantly. Sometimes even inside the same text and the fact that it was sooo easy in the previous version made it for me.

Keep on with the great job!


J.

ptmax13
08-11-2012, 8:36 PM
You are not the only person who loves the quick switch language gesture, but there have been challenges in putting the language switching functionality on a regular key. Some languages have many characters and losing the secondary character to language switching is painful. In addition, maintaining a consistent location of the language key has been a challenge. There are other issues too, so I can't promise we will bring it back, but we have discussed it, and it is on one of those lists. However, we are working on bilingual functionality. We have been looking for bilingual alpha testers who use a second language at least 40% of the time, and would be willing to use a build that has bilingual turned on permanently (at least for the alpha period). While it says it is closed, if you are interested, contact David Johnstone. http://forum.swype.com/showthread.php?6164-Are-you-a-bi-lingual-Swype-user-with-an-Android-device-If-so-we-want-YOU! Thanks!

Hello, I'm a new beta tester. I only signed up to look for a quicker way of switching between languages. I've read many posts already.
Many proud English-only speakers are not getting the need of having this, thus making ignorant posts, some times insulting I might say.
We, the other people, the people that doesn't speak only English, think different thought.
I can assure you brian1, there isn't a single non-English person that uses the Internet and doesn't write in English all the time. NO ONE.
We all use smartphones at 99.9% of the time because of the Internet capabilities. So all of us non-native-English smartphone users are bilinguals. You have to take that into account.
I personally switch between Greek and English all the time. 80% of the time in the same context/phrase.
So, yeah, it's a pain in the a** to have to longpress a button and choose from a menu to switch languages. Even the preloaded Jelly Bean keyboard have a dedicated button for crying out loud...
You thing the majority of your users use only one language? OK, fine by me, good for you and for them, BUT, respect the other users also. By giving them options...
- Make an optional addition of a dedicated language key.
- Let me replace the Dragon key with a dedicated language key.
- Make the pretty-big space key swypable. When I swype within the space key I switch between languages.
- Let my swype from the Swype key to another key to switch to another language.

There is so much someone can do, if they respect all of their users, not just the majority.
Give the majority a clean simple keyboard, but also give options to the rest, to customize it to their needs.
That said, Swype keyboard are of no use to me as it is right now. I can write much faster with other simpler keyboards, just because I can quickly switch between languages. Just for THAT!
I will keep an eye on Swype, and maybe I'll use it when it fixes those things.

leonardopolly
08-13-2012, 9:36 AM
There is so much someone can do, if they respect all of their users, not just the majority.
Give the majority a clean simple keyboard, but also give options to the rest, to customize it to their needs.
That said, Swype keyboard are of no use to me as it is right now. I can write much faster with other simpler keyboards, just because I can quickly switch between languages. Just for THAT!
I will keep an eye on Swype, and maybe I'll use it when it fixes those things.

Totally agreed! Besides, that Dragon Key is totally useless... do people actually use STT on a regular basis?

arossband
08-15-2012, 11:40 PM
I use two languages (English and German).
In many messages i even mix them in one sentence.
The current way of switching between languages prevents me from using Swype.
I was happy with the function to Swype from the Swype key to the q to switch between languages.
I hope this will be integrated again in the next release.
Until then, i am using shift key keyboard.
A very good alternative. With solid dual language support.

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theirix
08-20-2012, 3:19 AM
It became very difficult to use newest Swype at the old phone (Nexus One). Old version allows to change two input languages very fast, now it requires 5-7 (!) seconds between tapping a spacebar and allowing to tap keys in a new layout. Maybe a new dialog with languages slows a system a lot. An old good gesture (from a swype key to spacebar as I remember) or a long tap on spacebar would be sufficient for quick switching languages user can always choose behaviour from settings.

alexgv99
08-28-2012, 6:35 AM
I personally find incredibly useful and it would be great to have it as an option (same as the handwriting option). In fact it was the first thing I noticed and I have decided to go back to previous version.

I switch between two main languages constantly. Sometimes even inside the same text and the fact that it was sooo easy in the previous version made it for me.

Keep on with the great job!


J.

How can I return to the previous version???

Thanks in advance.

David Johnstone
08-28-2012, 1:13 PM
How can I return to the previous version???

Thanks in advance.

Officially, there is no way to 'revert' to a previous version of Swype Beta as we don't have the kind of back-end development/team support to track multiple versions of Swype Beta 'in the wild'.

LeoRon
08-30-2012, 2:34 AM
I would prefer a swype gesture.

For most english speaking people there is no need to change language quickly, for all other languages it is, because there are tons of english words we use in our own language (mine is german).

So no button for all the users who don't need it, gesture from sype-button to space is fast and safe/easy to use.

madebybrock
08-30-2012, 12:41 PM
I would prefer button, as a Russian speaker i can say that HOLDING space button is an annoying way to switch languages. Please add options to enable such button in menu. And thanks for all your great work guys!

DTSpawn
08-31-2012, 1:47 AM
I also agreed with authors. Please give us back button or gesture. It was so easy to use before...

dipish
08-31-2012, 4:03 AM
Funny, in the last beta version everybody complained about the language button. They take it out and suddenly people want it back... In the new beta just long press the space bar for language switching.

I haven't visited the forum until now, but finally decided to write some feedback. I was very happy with the quick language switch button in an older beta and it pissed me off when it was substituted with "long press space bar" (the keyword here is LONG! Long actions are like speedbumps, decreases the performance of typing). There are many situations where you want to switch languages inside one phrase (e.g. using foreign words/names while typing in your native language), and currently there's no way to do it quickly.

Please bring quick language switching back! I wouldn't mind if it were implemented as a gesture (I guess), although I don't understand why a dedicated button isn't ok. For people that use just one language you can just hide that button and make the spacebar slightly bigger, it shouldn't hurt anyone.

neriano
08-31-2012, 5:29 AM
I was so disappointed that yesterday s release did not include the language button that I registered to the forum to report it. Please add a button or a gesture to change languages easily, there are millions of us out there who must switch literally hundreds of times a day. I wouldn't think single language users would mind!

morodeer
08-31-2012, 3:53 PM
+1 for all those requests. I use Russian and English and sometimes I have to switch up to ten times per minute. With long press those ten times take nearly 20 seconds - way too bad for the fastest keyboard. There are many keys you can Swype to from Swype button, why not get one of them for language switches? If it is too annoying for single language people, you can have an option to turn it off. One more way is to Swype out of keyboard - that's not what people can do by mistake.

handled_badly
08-31-2012, 4:47 PM
^This suggestion mirrors the troubleshooting brilliance that was a mainstay of Swype when its version number started with a 3. Perhaps Nuance will design its own dictation engine elsewhere and leave Swype alone...?

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rockpilp
09-02-2012, 6:30 AM
I also really miss the ability to quickly change the language.

bestouff
09-03-2012, 9:38 AM
+1 for the language switch key, or any other mean to quickly switch languages without having to wait for an eternity.

Oh, and for all the people complaining about the lost space: a language key has to appear only in case of multi-language setup, and disappear for the vast majority of mono-language people.

scsichnik
09-05-2012, 4:50 AM
Please return back old school changing language and deletion.
http://forum.swype.com/showthread.php?7834-What-s-the-purpose-of-killing-Swype

neriano
09-05-2012, 7:37 AM
I use two languages (English and German).
In many messages i even mix them in one sentence.
The current way of switching between languages prevents me from using Swype.
I was happy with the function to Swype from the Swype key to the q to switch between languages.
I hope this will be integrated again in the next release.
Until then, i am using shift key keyboard.
A very good alternative. With solid dual language support.

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Could you please tell me where to find this keyboard? I really need to switch fast between languages and Swype is no good at that any more.

pichupintos90
09-15-2012, 11:08 AM
I have finally switched from the old swype to this new swybe beta and I like it better because it faster. I do not like how I cant switch between languages quickly other than a long press on the space bar. I am usually switching back and forth between 2-3 languages. How about switching back to what was done with an old swype version where one would go from the swype key to Q to switch languages. No cluttered keyboard and quick language switch. Everybody wins. And even instead of the Q it could just be the space bar. This would be a great great addition.

epyws22epyws
10-04-2012, 11:45 PM
Need button for language changing or swype by space

damient
10-05-2012, 8:32 AM
i keep hitting the language key by accident. how do i get it off of my keypad.
there shouldn't be any setting keys on the keypad at all

handled_badly
10-05-2012, 5:32 PM
What about the latest beta? Either you have to suffer with the old version of Swype or deal with every other problem the new one has ... I'd stick with the old one, kill.

Cerberus
10-06-2012, 7:44 PM
Please, please give me some way to switch languages quickly! I am a fairly new Swype user, but this is the main issue that bothers me, even though I think Swype is otherwise the best keyboard in the world. I would really like any or several of the following options:

- Swype over the space key to quick-switch between languages, I read about this.
- Use a gesture to quick-switch languages, like the old Swype-Q I read about on the forum.
- Add an (optional) key to quick-switch.
- Make double-space (optionally) quick-switch.

Please! I truly crave this option! Long-press + tap just takes far too long, it holds me back a lot.

rob00t
10-18-2012, 1:45 PM
so,
we just had an update and it seems there is still no way for fast switching :(

wrong! we can now do it via [swype key - space] gesture
(you have to switch between the languages first)

Thanks!

thedicemaster
10-18-2012, 1:51 PM
there's a recent languages gesture now.
swype from the swype key to the space key and it will switch between recently used languages, but you have to switch languages the old way once otherwise it has no recent languages to switch between.

hydrolex99
11-12-2012, 1:28 PM
Is anyone experiencing 15+ second delays when switching languages? This has been going on for the past week and it is driving me crazy. I am using a Samsung S3 if it makes any difference. Is there a solution out there for this problem?

Jacob.W
11-12-2012, 1:51 PM
Is anyone experiencing 15+ second delays when switching languages? This has been going on for the past week and it is driving me crazy. I am using a Samsung S3 if it makes any difference. Is there a solution out there for this problem?

There is a thread on this issue here (http://forum.swype.com/showthread.php?10112-Language-change-causes-keyboard-freeze) , you should be able to find a solution there.

Hope that helps!

gunther82
11-27-2012, 9:04 AM
Can you please add a dedicated button to switch between languages? Keeping pressed the space key and selecting the language is not so handy...
Thanks.

Jacob.W
11-27-2012, 9:31 AM
There is a gesture that you can use to quickly switch languages!

It switches between your two most recently used languages. If you swype from the Swype key to the space bar, it will switch back and forth. (Your second language has to have been used relatively recently).

That should make multi-lingual input more comfortable!

happybana
11-27-2012, 12:51 PM
I think that's a little bit of a problem for people like myself who use a bit of english, spanish, german, japanese and french in everyday speaking (I'm not multi-lingual, but I hang out with people that intermix these 5 languages frequently, so I do as well). We really need a button or gesture to be able to change on the fly - because needing to occasionally throw in a word in another language isn't unusual.

bberryhill0
11-27-2012, 8:07 PM
Do you have an idea that would work better than long pressing the space bar?

deaththeorist
11-27-2012, 10:37 PM
Do you have an idea that would work better than long pressing the space bar?

swiping left and right on the space bar is what most other keyboards do.
also, simply combining the dictionary for like 3 languages like swiftkey would be awesome too! even more awesome if it can be done with asian languages (romanization of course)

gunther82
11-28-2012, 2:06 AM
There is a gesture that you can use to quickly switch languages!

It switches between your two most recently used languages. If you swype from the Swype key to the space bar, it will switch back and forth. (Your second language has to have been used relatively recently).

That should make multi-lingual input more comfortable!

I didn't know about this shortcut, my bad.
I tried it now and it works, good job, thanks! :)

bberryhill0
11-28-2012, 10:48 AM
If you swype from the Swype key to the space bar, it will switch back and forth.

That needs to be in the list of Gestures in Settings.

Jacob.W
11-28-2012, 11:59 AM
That needs to be in the list of Gestures in Settings.

Indeed! We will be adding this in the future.

@gunther82: glad that helps ya!

handled_badly
11-30-2012, 11:09 PM
That needs to be in the list of Gestures in Settings.

They shouldn't add it to the list until it stops freezing even the fastest phones for up to half a minute at a time. I tried using it, the results are disconcerting!

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racunax
12-20-2012, 7:23 AM
+1

Maybe if is a button that only shows when the user have more than 2 languages in his configuration. Or a simply slide gesture in the space bar like many other keyboards in the Play Store.

Jacob.W
12-20-2012, 1:46 PM
+1

Maybe if is a button that only shows when the user have more than 2 languages in his configuration. Or a simply slide gesture in the space bar like many other keyboards in the Play Store.

We implemented a language switch gesture as of Swype Beta 1.3! Threads like this one inspired us :)

Swype from the Swype key to the space bar to use the gesture.

This allows you to switch between one language and your previously used language.

Enjoy!

racunax
12-21-2012, 6:09 AM
We implemented a language switch gesture as of Swype Beta 1.3! Threads like this one inspired us :)

Swype from the Swype key to the space bar to use the gesture.

This allows you to switch between one language and your previously used language.

Enjoy!

Yeah! I tried it... works awesome. Thank you.

Cheesey
01-10-2013, 12:48 PM
That's what I've been waiting for!!!

Thanks =)

libove
01-13-2013, 12:31 AM
Indeed, Swype-to-spacebar to toggle between current and last languages is great. But it doesn't always work. Frustratingly, sometimes (and I have not been able to characterise this - it's not in a particular app, or at any other predictable time, but perhaps 20% of the time) swyping to the spacebar simply does ... nothing. It gets completely ignored. When this happens, it will continue to be ignored at that particular moment, so it's not just a mis-Swype (which of course is part of fat fingers, capacitive screens, etc), it's really that sometimes Swype gets a little bit confused about that gesture. Sometime later, again, I can't characterise, but perhaps simply switching to any other app at least for a moment, Swype-to-spacebar works again.

Aside, I fully support those who use more than two languages (I use two - English and Spanish, but absolutely I have a lot of friends here who use three or more, or who have to switch very often) getting an *optional* extra button (or two, or three) dedicated to instantly switching to a particular language, or a Swype gesture to choose a particular language. (I understand that gestures are less reliable, but most of the time, for me anyway, they work well; Swype to spacebar comment above notwithstanding :). Probably the best is to offer both, gestures and optional dedicated buttons. Which goes to another of my feature requests in another thread: let us customise the whole keyboard layout, please! I want Spanish input language with the English keyboard, so that I don't have to remember that is here on the Spanish keyboard and there on the English one! Thanks...).

Finally, a hack that I use for the few most-common other-language words that I tend to enter in a different language is simply to manually enter them in the 'wrong' language, and add them to that language's Swype dictionary. I doubt that would be practical for e.g. people who write in Hinglish (in my many trips to India, I found that English and Hindi are very frequently intermixed, so we wouldn't be talking about just a few words to enter from one language into another language's dictionary, but more like 20% of the language...) or even Spanglish, but for me it helps much of the time, as I mostly write in whichever one language I'm using at the time, with just a few foreign words thrown in. Probably you've all already thought of that, but maybe it will be helpful for some to mention it here.
And then, as above, yes, gesture and/or optional custom buttons for instant language selection among multiple languages.

Thanks!


We implemented a language switch gesture as of Swype Beta 1.3! Threads like this one inspired us :)

Swype from the Swype key to the space bar to use the gesture.

This allows you to switch between one language and your previously used language.

Enjoy!

yashar1987
01-13-2013, 11:02 AM
this doesn't work in tablets. I would love to have a fast switch on tablets as well..

Jacob.W
01-14-2013, 2:01 PM
this doesn't work in tablets. I would love to have a fast switch on tablets as well..

This should work on tablets as well. In case it isn't working for you, manually switch languages to a secondary language and try the gesture again. (Swype from Swype key to the space bar)

In order for the gesture to work, you do have to have recently used your secondary language. In case you are still having issues:

What is your device
What is your android version

Thanks!

yashar1987
01-14-2013, 2:15 PM
Thank you for your response. Yes. I had to switch the first time manually and after that it worked. But it should work the first time as well :-) but this doesn't work in the split keyboard. I'm sure about this one. I use Nexus 10 with 4.2.1.

kwankl
01-26-2013, 8:44 PM
The gesture won't work for my case. I want a specific key for switch languages. I use English, Chinese (Hong Kong) and Japanese.
I use Chinese (Hong Kong) keyboard with ChangJie Quick (速成) and writing methods. Once changed to Chinese keyboard, the writing method override the gesture. I can't use the gesture to go back to Japanese from Chinese keyboard.

xaimix
02-18-2013, 10:05 PM
please return the old method of switching languages, by one tap

lanzzz
02-20-2013, 12:55 AM
The "switch to last language" gesture forgets the last language so quickly that I've actually stopped even trying, as in most attempts it has already forgotten it and I end up with long-press-on-space anyway. Also, swype-to-space does not allow switching between more than two languages.

Perhaps the enabled languages list could pop up when you start a gesture from the Swype button, so you can swype directly to the desired language in order to switch to it? This will not need an additional key (as the globe key), will not depend on the current language (as the swype-Q gesture), will not depend on remembering the "recently used" language (as the swype-space gesture) and will allow switching to any language when you use more than two.

If popping up the list as soon as starting a gesture from the Swype button conflicts with anything, even a three-point gesure would be useful — swype-to-space could pop up the list, so you can continue the gesture to the desired language; if you end the gesture on space, it could even keep the current behavior of switching to the last-used language.

I've now noticed that the gesture trail does not actually appear outside the keyboard area, not even over the suggestions bar, so this approach might turn out to be inconvenient to implement. Another idea that just popped up would be to display the available languages as suggestions when you swype-to-space — this would still make language switching more convenient than it is now.

IamKarlson
03-10-2013, 12:25 AM
method change the layout in the latest version is highly inconvenient

handled_badly
03-10-2013, 8:11 AM
Swype to space to rotate between all turned on languages, perhaps? Same method, and probably not so inconvenient to people with three languages. I can't speak in regards to being multilingual sadly.

rockpilp
03-19-2013, 10:53 PM
The new update still doesn't fix this... How hard is it to get toggling between two languages working at least when only two are installed!

libove
03-19-2013, 11:31 PM
Same here. I have only two languages installed (English, Spanish), and still I often find that swyping to the spacebar does not toggle languages; I have to long-press the spacebar to raise the menu and then choose.
I agree with rockpilp - this does not seem like something which should be difficult. I'll go farther; my guess is that the 'recent languages' feature is designed precisely that way, to work only when language change has recently occurred; and I'll assert that, with only two languages, there should be no 'recent' qualification - it should be always active.

The new update still doesn't fix this... How hard is it to get toggling between two languages working at least when only two are installed!

mahanddeem
03-30-2013, 6:32 PM
Hello...
I'm new to this forum but like and use swype for a long time now..
It would be great if you put a button on the main keyboard to toggle languages fast (like the toggle on Google stock keyboard) better and faster than long press space bar..
Thanks and sorry if this was asked before..

mcarver2000
03-31-2013, 1:00 AM
Once you select an alternate language, one can quickly toggle by swyping from the Swype key to the space key/bar.

mahanddeem
03-31-2013, 4:09 PM
Once you select an alternate language, one can quickly toggle by swyping from the Swype key to the space key/bar.

Doesn't work all the time...Plus this is slower than just tapping a button..
Thanks for your reply:)

drorle
04-14-2013, 12:19 AM
I agree - Firstly the swyping from the Swype key to the space bar language-toggle feature will not work the first time after a reboot - One would need to long-press the space button and choose an alternate language, and only then will the swyping language toggle feature work. For someone who reboots his phone every other day this is a big pain - Trying to swype only to figure out that I've rebooted recently and now have to switch the language with the space bar...
Also, toggling languages using a single button push will always be easier than swyping or long-pressing a key only to later actually choose the language.

kwankl
04-14-2013, 3:01 AM
I need the switch button for English, Chinese and Japanese! Please!

bongkoch
08-03-2013, 2:37 AM
For Ipad user, I used to use switch language in a separate button. However, in Swype, it has swype to space bar or long press at space bar for changing language. In my opinion, it has not convenient for some language that has switch a a lot between them. If swype has a separate button for swich language function as the same as IOS keyboard layout (World symbol), I would appreciate that.

Thx

Jahtaka
08-03-2013, 7:53 AM
Yes, i need this button too. I'm on android 4.1.2 and this thing with "change to previous language" is not work when i don't use any before :(( And in this case i forced to long press on space bar and then choose another language... Too many movements :((