SwiftKey for Android Now Support Over 200 Languages

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 11 Comments

SwiftKey for Android Now Support Over 200 Languages

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey announced this past week that its flagship keyboard app for Android now supports over 200 languages.

SwiftKey works on iOS as well, but the announcement pertains specifically to the Android version.

“We’ve added 7 new languages: Bislama, Limburgish, Lower Sorbian, Makhuwa, Nuosu, Silesian and Venetian,” the SwiftKey team announced on Friday. “This brings our total number of language models available to 205, with plans for more in the works.”

SwiftKey for Android had hit 150 languages back in February. Looking at the iOS version of the app, it appears to support only 22 languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

“With SwiftKey Keyboard on Android, you can type seamlessly in any five language models at the same time, without worrying about switching between keyboards or layouts,” the team notes. “Our goal is to keep making it easier for people speaking all languages in all corners of the world to communicate and we’re committed to preserving languages and working with you, the members of our community, to make that a reality.”

SwiftKey for Android is available for free from the Google Play Store.

The iOS version is available from Apple’s App Store.

 

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Comments (11)

11 responses to “SwiftKey for Android Now Support Over 200 Languages”

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    Stooks

    Top 4 displayed articles on this site right now.......all about some Google products.


    Checks URL to see if I am at 9to5google....nope???

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      prettyconfusd

      In reply to Stooks:


      Two of those articles are for Microsoft products and one is about an explicit rival to a Microsoft product.


      Also, Paul doesn't control the news cycle of when these things gets announced (he does get to control the content of the site because, well, it's *his* site, haha!). If you want more Windows news, blame the Windows team for not announcing anything worth reporting on the last 24 hours or so. ?

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    Ravi Tx

    I type in Gujarati and Swiftkey has really great support for it. It is even very good in English Phonetic to Gujarati text typing.

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    MikeCerm

    I don't understand how they can manage to support all these languages but can't manage basic stuff like allowing users to disable auto-insert-space-after-punctuation. Seems like their priorities are a little askew. The text prediction is incredible though.

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    hrlngrv

    Tangent re image: 3 uses of Cyrillic, none Russian.

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    Bats

    "Flagship keyboard app?" Is there really such a term? Plus....Does Swiftkey have another keyboard to make this particular app the "flagship?" The word flagship usually entails something that is marked as the finest in a series or group. For example Mercedes' flagship automobile is the S Class; Samsung's smartphone is the Note series. So Swiftkey has another app?


    I guess this App is good or "news-worthy" for those people who really need more than the common English language. Don't get me wrong, I feel really happy for those people living in Bislama, Limburgish, Lower Sorbian, Makhuwa, Nuosu, Silesian and Venetian.....wherever those countries are in the globe. However,....eh.....I gonna keep my life simple and stick with Gboard. Heck, I don't even really type anymore, I just let the Google Assistant type the words for me.

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    rgelb

    They need to add voice dictation to the iOS version. Until they do, the app will simply be a curiosity.

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