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[Feature Request] Post language selector in the compose view. #9550

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stevenroose opened this Issue Dec 17, 2018 · 2 comments

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stevenroose commented Dec 17, 2018

Many people post in two (or more) different language (English and their native language, mostly). Instead of a single "posting language", it would be nice to be able to select multiple ones and then get a drop-down selector between those in the compose view.

The "auto-detect language" feature doesn't seem to work in many cases. I personally get a lot of French and German posts of users telling me their setting is auto-detect. I only want to see their English posts, since I'm not fluent in French or German.

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  1. Support multi-select of posting language in Settings.
  2. In the compose view, next to the "CW" tag, have a tag with the most recently used language from the list in the settings. F.e. "en"
  3. When clicked, show a select box with the other languages in settings.
  4. The box in the compose view could of course be hidden for users with only one language selected in settings.

(relevant: #3201)

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stevenroose commented Jan 8, 2019

As pointed out here, it would be helpful if the language detection was not only done for long toots. The limit now seems to be 140 characters.

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trwnh commented Jan 9, 2019

Technically a duplicate of #8753 but that one was closed "to keep the clutter down"; obviously, I disagree and believe that a per-post language picker would be a useful addition for multi-language users.

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