We’re often asked when we plan to make our intelligent proofreading technology available for more languages.
We’ve been hard at work and today we’re announcing After the Deadline proofreading for French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
These languages feature After the Deadline’s smart contextual spell checking. We’re also using a great open source project called Language Tool to check French and German grammar.
If you’re on WordPress.com and your blog language is set to French, German, Portuguese, or Spanish–you’re ready to use our multi-lingual proofreader.
We realize many of you blog in multiple languages and we have not forgotten you. Visit your WordPress.com profile page and select Use automatically detected language to proofread posts and pages.
With this option enabled, our proofreader will guess the language of your blog post and apply the correct proofreading technology for that language.
The WordPress.com Proofreading technology is available as the After the Deadline plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs.
Feb 15th at 3:50 pm
Wow, it’s raining new features here! And I guess I will be the maiden commentor here yet again!
P.S.: I rarely use this feature. I use Windows Live Writer and love it!
Feb 15th at 3:50 pm
this is useful especially when encountering hard to understand languages.
Feb 15th at 3:57 pm
Thank you WordPress.
Feb 15th at 4:28 pm
Feb 15th at 4:56 pm
I`m waiting for Bulgarian :))
Feb 15th at 4:58 pm
I hope all other languages will too have this feature ………
Feb 15th at 5:10 pm
Ah brilliant. Now I can write something in french without needing to constantly look up a grammatical query in the bilingual dictionary….. XD
Feb 15th at 5:16 pm
This sounds great…so may I suggest adding another language, per esempio, italiano?? I live in Italy and it would be very nice to have that one, too.
Feb 15th at 5:17 pm
Well this is good news. I use English proof reader and it corrected me many times. My first language is Arabic and I do not see this feature coming very soon in Arabic. That’s OK, English is a universal language and will be more than enough for my blog.
Feb 15th at 5:31 pm
And hungary support?
Feb 15th at 5:31 pm
I only write in English but I do applaude WordPress.Com’s efforts! I use the proofreading feature, and I’m glad it’s now in use for other languages.
Feb 15th at 6:39 pm
Fantastic una otra buena idea de WordPress!
Feb 15th at 6:45 pm
How can I help to add my language (bulgarian) into the system?
Feb 15th at 6:46 pm
Thank you so much for this!!
Feb 15th at 7:03 pm
Yay! Now people won’t keep thinking I killed my husband when they try to translate my blog into their language.
Thank you, WordPress.
(My very much alive husband thanks you too)
Feb 15th at 8:41 pm
Feb 15th at 8:52 pm
cool… now the site is going to expand…
Feb 15th at 8:59 pm
C’est super, génial ! Merci beaucoup !
Feb 15th at 9:07 pm
Brilliant! Will be very useful. Thanks for another great addition.
Feb 15th at 9:08 pm
Thanks, and please support Arabic!
Feb 15th at 10:07 pm
Great! Really! Thank you very much!
Feb 15th at 10:27 pm
I would love NORWEGIAN!!!
Feb 15th at 10:43 pm
very smart toolbar!!!
Feb 15th at 11:14 pm
Will be waiting to next language
Feb 16th at 1:06 am
Feb 16th at 1:23 am
Un gros bravo!
Feb 16th at 1:32 am
You guys keep impressing me. Really great job!
Feb 16th at 4:29 am
Hey! Great job again and what about Hindi language!
Feb 16th at 5:04 am
Great! Can’t wait for you guys to add Bahasa Malaysia too (or even better Trengganuspeak – but I think that’s a bit too hard to be done)
Feb 16th at 6:05 am
The Visual-Editor is simply awesome!! It loads pretty fast on my Firefox 3.5 ( my 8Mbps connection is the culprit )
But, there are less fortunate bloggers in the world. Until recently i too was very wary of the visual editor prior to getting access to Blazing fast Broadband connectivity.
Is anyone working on reducing the Visual Editor footprint?…
Are there plans to release it as a stand-alone executable??…
Feb 16th at 7:01 am
This is great! Multilanguage is really important. I hope you will be able to include all languages with time!
Feb 16th at 7:41 am
I need Russian, thanks
Feb 16th at 8:09 am
Can hardly wait for the day when WordPress will offer “*Read* this blog in your language”.
Again, thanks for all you do for us.
Feb 16th at 9:55 am
Extension bien utile ! merci
Feb 16th at 10:07 am
I’ll support for Indonesian language
Feb 16th at 11:57 am
Should the criteria not move from how many already use WordPress to how many potentially could if support for their language was made available?
Feb 16th at 12:30 pm
Wow!!! I wasn’t aware of this great feature. A quick suggestion:can you guys ignore the portion in the [ sourcecode ] tags.
Feb 16th at 2:22 pm
Have been looking for such a tool for German language. Simply brilliant!:-)
Feb 16th at 4:30 pm
How about polish language? Any chance? I also have question about translating themes. Not much themes is currently supporting my language. Is there any chance to get language support in the future in all themes?
Feb 16th at 4:49 pm
Cool! Very nice! Thanks
Feb 16th at 5:52 pm
Danke, das ist sehr hilfreich! Viele Grüße aus Berlin.
Feb 16th at 6:10 pm
Firefox users can already use dictionaries and grammar spellcheckers via add-ons:
Btw, there seems to be a problem with the security certificate of this blog.
It generated an alert when i wanted to login to comment.
Feb 16th at 8:08 pm
How can I help get tiếng Việt added? I saw your volunteer thread, but LanguageTool doesn’t support Vietnamese. Is LT support a prerequisite?
Feb 16th at 10:30 pm
Sorry guys, but I turned mine off. I’m a retired editor and the proofreader’s errors were driving me crazy.
Feb 17th at 12:22 am
Thank you very much!
Waiting this feature to come in Tamil language too. Hope WordPress can do that, where we as bloggers given support to localise the WordPress in Tamil. Next, hope to see the proof read thing Tamil.
Thanks again and you guys rock!!
Feb 17th at 2:01 am
Hurrah! Now you just need to add Russian.
Feb 17th at 5:55 am
I hope Filipino and Japanese will be included on the next batch.
Feb 17th at 6:11 am
I like this program very much. I wish it had existed sooner.
Feb 17th at 9:37 am
Very nice tool, but will it support Romanian in the near future?
Feb 17th at 10:12 am
Most filipinos do not use wordpress blogs to write posts in Filipino, but still it would be interesting if Filipino is included in you planned inclusion.
Feb 17th at 10:57 am
That’s cool! Well done wordpress.
Feb 17th at 2:15 pm
what about indic languages like telugu tamil……
Feb 17th at 3:34 pm
Hey do you guys have any plans to support Hindi???
Feb 17th at 6:54 pm
It is awsome. Especially for people who are big on travelling. I can’t wait to see an Montagnais version!!
Feb 18th at 12:54 am
I’ll wait for Indonesia language Support
*Hmm… I’m sure there will no more typo mistake again in my blog *
Feb 18th at 1:51 am
I have just created my account… Although i can read and write simple English, and also read Italian, Portuguese, French, Catalan…, i expect to publish mainly in my first tongue. Thanks for all the team for this opportunity. I could offer an oppinion, if there are any uncertainties concerning the point if the Spanish you publish is clearly understood by readers of standard *american* spanish readers (not always happens), since that is precisely the matter which i work with Thanks again, and congratulations!
Feb 18th at 5:08 am
The technology is impressive, and this tool will certainly help many people.
But here’s a not-so-popular idea:
If you need to rely on computerized proofreaders to communicate in a certain foreign language, you should go back to studying the basics and, in the meantime, stick to languages you know. If you think you can already communicate well, but you claim that you just want to “perfect” your writing, get a real living native thinking person to give you holisitic analysis, because this technology won’t fix ugly. If you are fluent and creative in any language, including your own, just watch your spelling.
As for reading foreign language blogs, you must do your ABCs before you try to tackle meaningful text in a foreign language.
Feb 18th at 5:15 am
Feb 18th at 5:41 am
very helpful, thanks a lot
Feb 18th at 5:46 am
yes..waiting it in Bahasa Indonesia..:-)
Feb 18th at 6:23 am
This is fabulous!
Feb 18th at 1:19 pm
waahh…senangnya…..mudah-mudahan cepet buat bahasa indonesianya yaa….
Feb 18th at 1:40 pm
tapay mantap gan
Feb 18th at 6:27 pm
Thanks!!!!! Like really thanks!! I love you guys =)
I have my blog on Spanish and having to check the spelling on Word (mostly for accents) was not
Thanks again! Keep up the good work
Feb 18th at 6:46 pm
Super great function > thank’s
Feb 18th at 6:47 pm
Merci ça assure grave cette fonction , en Français dans le texte ;-D
Feb 18th at 8:32 pm
@Everspike: unfortunately, the romanian speakers are verry few, they are not even in the stats
Feb 19th at 11:57 am
Hey, have you thought about extending it to Swedish at a later point?
Feb 19th at 12:25 pm
Can I scream amen to the top of lungs for the Portuguese proofreading?
I love you, WP team.
Feb 19th at 12:34 pm
Hope Greek gets supported soon.
Feb 19th at 3:04 pm
Usaha yang bagus. Semoga ke depan bisa menjangkau semua bahasa.
Feb 19th at 3:25 pm
bahasa indonesia yang disempurnakan
Feb 19th at 4:00 pm
now this is a GREAT thing! go WP go and I agree with other posters such as ritakml, Multilanguage is really important with some many of us speaking and learning second languages.
Feb 20th at 12:16 am
Cool! I support all languages and love them all, but how about arabic?!
Feb 20th at 12:35 am
Feb 20th at 6:59 am
Feb 20th at 1:50 pm
Please add Georgian (ქართული) too
Feb 20th at 3:59 pm
Feb 20th at 5:13 pm
Is it possible to have my blog (English) automatically translated into other languages on the net so that people (who may not know many, or any English words), in other countries will find them through the (translated) tags?
Not sure how Wrinkly Writers translates (probably a bit of a laugh) but it sure would give me tremendous pleasure to know I am being read all over the world. (What every author dreams of!)
Feb 21st at 12:19 am
Is עברית (Hebrew) on the agenda? As one leaning עברית that will be more valuable to me as I incorporate more עברית into my writing.
Feb 21st at 2:23 am
Maybe Polish will be on the list of languages?
Feb 21st at 10:27 pm
Swedish should be on your to-do-list. It’s an international language spoken by about nine million people! And did you know that many nice old English words like flask or window comes from old Swedish?
Seriously though, Swedes are quite active with WordPress. Any chance for proofreading in Swedish?
Feb 22nd at 8:10 am
Feb 22nd at 9:44 am
This is great! And how about Vietnamese?
Feb 22nd at 10:18 am
I know Czech language is a small one, but still, we would greatly appreciate it… Try to get in touch with http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~kubon/
Feb 22nd at 3:03 pm
मैं हिंदी के लिए प्रतीक्षा कर रहा हूं.
I am waiting for support in Hindi.
Feb 22nd at 10:52 pm
necesito español, como hago?
Feb 23rd at 4:04 am
sip, waiting for indonesian..
Feb 23rd at 3:05 pm
A wonderful tool, I use it all the time…
Feb 24th at 9:40 am
Man, you guys…. pfffff… wonderfull work you do… bless ya…
Feb 24th at 3:45 pm
Thank you WORDPRESS. That is very helpful. We can actually avoid any embarrassing sentences of our own
Feb 24th at 6:34 pm
As a multilingual blogger, I have been waiting for this. Thank you! Cheers,
Feb 24th at 9:02 pm
Am also waiting for Turkısh:)
Feb 25th at 4:50 pm
Cool! Sounds pretty good. However…what about czech?
Feb 25th at 7:53 pm
தமிழ் இணைய நண்பன்
தமிழ் இஸ்லாம் அரங்கம்
thank you WORDPRESS