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How do you change the language in iPad Pages?

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vic.k2 Calculating status...
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May 31, 2010 4:13 PM
How do you change the language in iPad Pages? I tried lookin for it but I can't find it.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    May 31, 2010 5:19 PM (in response to vic.k2)
    How do you change the language in iPad Pages?


    What is it exactly that you want to change? The language of the interface? The language for spell checking? The text in the templates? The language you are typing?
    iMac Intel/2C2D, eMac G4/700, Mac OS X (10.6), 10.5, 10.4, 10.3, 9.2
  • EvEr_34 Calculating status...
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    Jun 1, 2010 6:02 AM (in response to vic.k2)
    I also would like to know how to do this.

    I want to be able to type in the French language and have spellcheck correct in French. I can't figure out how to do this.

    Thanks
    Imac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jun 1, 2010 6:22 AM (in response to EvEr_34)
    I want to be able to type in the French language and have spellcheck correct in French. I can't figure out how to do this.


    Have you set your keyboard to French? If that does not produce the desired result, then you probably need to set the OS to French.
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  • EvEr_34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 1, 2010 5:00 PM (in response to vic.k2)
    I make use of international keyboards. I alternate between French and English but I can't seem to find an option to use Pages in a language other than English.
    Imac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jun 1, 2010 5:11 PM (in response to EvEr_34)
    I can't seem to find an option to use Pages in a language other than English.


    Did you try setting the whole OS to French as I suggested?

    This should not be necessary, but I think it may be at present. Let me know if that works or not.
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  • EvEr_34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 1, 2010 5:26 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
    Well, switching the OS to French actually works. I guess it's a workaround, however, it's not what I was hoping for. Wish It could be changed within pages just as it does in mail... i.e. if I use the French keyboard it autocorrects in French etc.

    On a positive note, switching back and forth the OS language is rather quick.

    Thanks for your help

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    Imac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jun 1, 2010 6:03 PM (in response to EvEr_34)
    if I use the French keyboard it autocorrects in French etc.


    I'm sure that is how it really should work. Let Apple know here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/pages.html

    and hopefully they will fix it.
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  • janinspain Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2010 5:25 AM (in response to vic.k2)
    This workaround doesn't help too much if your editing a document which includes paragraphs in several different languages, which happens very often especially in Europe.

    Any other ideas ?
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • roxan Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2010 12:29 PM (in response to janinspain)
    Indeed. I find this is a major issue that prevents to efficiently the tool to review documents produced in multiple languages. I am working in an international European context and this a systematic and continuous requirement. I am French speaking but want to be able to review document produced in English, Dutch, Italian or German Without having to face all those irrelevant red underlining suggesting misspellings....
    iPAD, iOS 4
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Dec 14, 2010 2:07 PM (in response to roxan)
    I find this is a major issue


    Nobody here can do anything about it. You need to tell Apple via

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/pages.html
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  • seaustin Calculating status...
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    Jun 27, 2011 10:48 AM (in response to EvEr_34)

    Did you ever figure out how to change spell check without changing the keyboard?  I done a few searches and Mr. Geweke keeps telling everyone to change their keyboard.  He obviously does not write in more than English.  Changing the keyboard changes the whole layout buy moving letters around.  Having a functional spellcheck that identifies the language some one is type is clearly a problem but I have come to the conclusion that this forum is a waste of time be UAE the constant refrain is..."This isn't Apple tell them" it just a bunch of blind bats lead blind mice!

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jun 27, 2011 11:27 AM (in response to seaustin)

    seaustin wrote:

     

    Did you ever figure out how to change spell check without changing the keyboard? 

     

    You don't seem to understand the point of this discussion.  People who use iOS Pages want to be able to change the spellcheck by changing the keyboard.  They cannot because of a bug.  Instead they have to change the entire iOS localization, which is totally impractical.  Nobody here can fix it for them, they have to keep telling Apple via the feedback channel to fix their mistake, so iOS Pages works like every other iOS app.

     

    It is indeed a waste of time for you to tell people here that iOS should have a spellcheck that automatically identifies the language.  The feedback channel is the only way to convey that to anyone who matters at Apple.

     

    The full OS X does have such a spellcheck, though opinions vary about how well it works.  I doubt this will find its way into iOS any time soon, but you never know, a new iOS version is coming out in a few months.

  • JoeMenRod Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 11:47 AM (in response to vic.k2)

    Changing the keyboard language does in fact change the language for spellcheck purposes in iOS.  But, as pointed out here, yes, it's either everything or nothing.  iOS Pages looks at the whole document in one language or the other.  In Mac Pages you can select specific segments of text and choose the language.  This must be done manually. 

     

    I point that out because MS Word does figure out on its own (at the paragraph level) which language is being used, with no user intervention.  This is really convenient for those of us who write stuff in more than one language within the same document.  Even so, I kinda like my Pages more.

  • Hanno of Nijmegen Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2011 12:29 AM (in response to vic.k2)

    What a lot of confusion in this discussion!

     

    The language of a text is a property of the text itself. If the keyboard or the language of the OS of the computer is changes afterwards, the language of the text remains what it was.

     

    Only at the moment when text is typed the keyboard settings may be used to identify the language. If you are able to imagine a text composed of sentences in different languages you should be able to understand this.

     

    Changing the keyboard in order to change the spellckeck only works at the moment of typing. With texts written earlier it is meaningless.

     

    When I import a document written in German on my Mac to my iPhone and iPad, Pages on iPhone and iPad do niot recognise that the text is German. The spelling checker underlines everything. And what people complain about here is that we do not find the place where to tell Pages that the existing, imported text is written in a certain language.

     

    Please stop mixing this up with keyboard issues!

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