When you run Credosity on a language other than English you'll get a (false) high 'Cred score'.
It will work with most non-English languages BUT the results will be so skewed that you won't find it as valuable. We're planning to change this in the future but for now Credosity works best with business English.
That means your proofing language in Word or Outlook would be set to English for any of the country options Microsoft offers (there are a lot).
Not sure how to set or check your 'proofing language'? Here are two ways:
- Here's how to do this within the Credosity UI. Go to Professionalism > Grammar, Spelling & Style > Spelling tips & dictionary settings. Choose your proofing language.
- Directly in Word or Outlook under Review > Spelling & Grammar > Find and select your language.
Here's what will, and won't, be accurate in Credosity if you're writing in another language than English:
What will be accurate:
- Your spelling and grammar scores. These come from Microsoft Word so if your proofing language is set correctly these should be accurate.
- Layout should be helpful in most parts.
- Punctuation will be helpful unless you're using characters that aren't used in the English language.
What won't be accurate:
- Many of the readability metrics (sentence length, paragraph length, etc.) given they're focused on English
- Diversity & inclusion language detection as the words we're coaching you on are in English
- Plain English (for the same reasons D&I won't be accurate)
If you'd like more detail please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be happy to help - in any language.