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.
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! :)
this is useful especially when encountering hard to understand languages.
Thank you WordPress.
I`m waiting for Bulgarian :))
I hope all other languages will too have this feature ………
good luck :)
Ah brilliant. Now I can write something in french without needing to constantly look up a grammatical query in the bilingual dictionary….. XD
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.
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.
And hungary support?
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.
Fantastic una otra buena idea de WordPress!
How can I help to add my language (bulgarian) into the system?
Thank you so much for this!!
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)
cool… now the site is going to expand…
C’est super, génial ! Merci beaucoup !
Brilliant! Will be very useful. Thanks for another great addition.
Thanks, and please support Arabic!
Great! Really! Thank you very much! :D
I would love NORWEGIAN!!! :)
very smart toolbar!!!
Will be waiting to next language :D
Un gros bravo!
You guys keep impressing me. Really great job!
Hey! Great job again and what about Hindi language! :)
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) :)
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??…
This is great! Multilanguage is really important. I hope you will be able to include all languages with time!
I need Russian, thanks
Can hardly wait for the day when WordPress will offer “*Read* this blog in your language”. :)
Again, thanks for all you do for us.
Extension bien utile ! merci
I’ll support for Indonesian language :D
Should the criteria not move from how many already use WordPress to how many potentially could if support for their language was made available?
Wow!!! I wasn’t aware of this great feature. A quick suggestion:can you guys ignore the portion in the [ sourcecode ] tags.
Have been looking for such a tool for German language. Simply brilliant!:-)
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?
Cool! Very nice! Thanks
Danke, das ist sehr hilfreich! Viele Grüße aus Berlin.
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.
How can I help get tiếng Việt added? I saw your volunteer thread, but LanguageTool doesn’t support Vietnamese. Is LT support a prerequisite?
Sorry guys, but I turned mine off. I’m a retired editor and the proofreader’s errors were driving me crazy.
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!!
Hurrah! Now you just need to add Russian.
I hope Filipino and Japanese will be included on the next batch. :)
I like this program very much. I wish it had existed sooner.
Very nice tool, but will it support Romanian in the near future?
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.
That’s cool! Well done wordpress.
what about indic languages like telugu tamil……
Hey do you guys have any plans to support Hindi???
It is awsome. Especially for people who are big on travelling. I can’t wait to see an Montagnais version!!
I’ll wait for Indonesia language Support
*Hmm… I’m sure there will no more typo mistake again in my blog ;) *
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!
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.
indonesian language :)
very helpful, thanks a lot
yes..waiting it in Bahasa Indonesia..:-)
This is fabulous!
waahh…senangnya…..mudah-mudahan cepet buat bahasa indonesianya yaa….
tapay mantap gan
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 :)
Super great function > thank’s
Merci ça assure grave cette fonction , en Français dans le texte ;-D
@Everspike: unfortunately, the romanian speakers are verry few, they are not even in the stats
Hey, have you thought about extending it to Swedish at a later point?
Can I scream amen to the top of lungs for the Portuguese proofreading?
I love you, WP team. ;)
Hope Greek gets supported soon.
Usaha yang bagus. Semoga ke depan bisa menjangkau semua bahasa.
bahasa indonesia yang disempurnakan
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.
Cool! I support all languages and love them all, but how about arabic?! :D
Please add Georgian (ქართული) too :)
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!)
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.
Maybe Polish will be on the list of languages?
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? :D
Seriously though, Swedes are quite active with WordPress. Any chance for proofreading in Swedish?
This is great! And how about Vietnamese?
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/
मैं हिंदी के लिए प्रतीक्षा कर रहा हूं.
I am waiting for support in Hindi.
necesito español, como hago?
sip, waiting for indonesian.. :D
A wonderful tool, I use it all the time…
Man, you guys…. pfffff… wonderfull work you do… bless ya…
Thank you WORDPRESS. That is very helpful. We can actually avoid any embarrassing sentences of our own :) :)
As a multilingual blogger, I have been waiting for this. Thank you! Cheers,
Am also waiting for Turkısh:)
Cool! Sounds pretty good. However…what about czech?
தமிழ் இணைய நண்பன்
தமிழ் இஸ்லாம் அரங்கம்
thank you WORDPRESS