Jolla Store: Show me comments in my language, not languages I can't read

asked 2013-12-27 23:55:10 +0300

Milhouse gravatar image

updated 2014-01-31 00:31:06 +0300

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I look at apps in the Jolla store and see comments in Finnish (and other languages) which I am not able to read. There may be comments in English, which I can read, but I may have to scroll though dozens of comments before I can find a comment I can understand.

Add an option to the Jolla Store to show all comments, or just those comments in my current language (ie. the language set on the phone).

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Some modification would be nice too!

paju ( 2013-12-28 00:44:29 +0300 )edit

that would require to request the user to provide the info in which language the comment is written... or some heuristic to figure out what language it might be, not sure how easy that is.

Kontio ( 2013-12-28 00:48:42 +0300 )edit

@Kontio: I agree, either a Store/account setting, or assume the users phone language setting is the language they are typing and posting in (not 100% accurate I admit, but far better than not filtering comments at all).

Alternatively, offer the option to change the posting language when submitting a comment (default to phone language, or remember the last language used). Not filtering languages is only going to render the comments section utterly useless, as it became on the N9 Nokia Store unless you could read Russian!

Milhouse ( 2013-12-28 00:56:16 +0300 )edit

Even better be able to choose different languages that i understand! (better here, than in answer ;) sorry :) )

enki ( 2013-12-28 01:07:39 +0300 )edit

Looks like there are already open source tools available for detecting the language of text snippets: Detecting Language with Python and the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK)

Just keep in mind, this will never be 100% correct, especially for short strings such as store comments.

MartinK ( 2013-12-28 01:40:11 +0300 )edit