General Better Keyboard Help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by waxings, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. waxings

    waxings Active Member
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    I am trying to find an alternate compact qwerty keyboard option so I downloaded Better Keyboard. The problem with this is when I use it it does not recognize most of the words? If I try to type "this is a test" it says "Thus us a teat" LOL! Is there some sort of a setting that I am missing? Many others seem happy with this application.
     

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  2. ChiTownJim

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    I had a big problem with Better Keyboard and word recognition it also doesn't learn from what I've seen..
    I tried shape writer and really wasn't for me, cool at first but not for me... I just downloaded anysoftkeyboard for free last night and so far I like it , seems to recognize more words , has a good keyboard my only grip is I really like the look of the blackkeyboard on Better Keyboard... Ohh well
     
  3. waxings

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    Anysoft. does not have a Compact Qwerty does it?
     
  4. ChiTownJim

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    Compact Qwerty is like the BB Pearl right?

    if so no I don't think so , it does have upright the vertical qwerty
     
  5. zachjen

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    anyone using anysoft have the problem that when composing a message in the To: section when you type a name from your contacts it doesn't recognize any of them so you have to type in the phone number. Is this the same for all of you or do i not have a setting correct?
     
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  7. ChiTownJim

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    I don't have that problem
     
  8. waxings

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    What could be causing the problem? I wish I could get it fixed!
     
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  10. ChiTownJim

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    I'm not sure, wish I could help
     
  11. andib

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    I'm finding that some of the different "better keyboard" skins are more accurate than others.
    MY question - I like the compact qwerty when I have the phone in 'portrait', but I like a regular qwerty when in 'landscape'.
    If I set the default to compact - it uses compact in both modes :-(
     
  12. Caddyman

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    i tried better keyboard, the iphone clone skin was real nice...i returned it though. sticking with swype and standard KB for now.
     
  13. zenman

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    My biggest complaint about using better keyboard on the Eris is that when you're using it for texts in portrait mode, the letter count appears inside the typing window and blocks what you're typing. Bummer.

    And I use the word "I'll" a lot in texts but BK chooses the word ill instead.

    And when I type "Haha" it selects either "bahamas" or "java". Haha. What do you in this case when it picks a different word? I mean, if you hit the space bar or the comma/period, the wrong word appears. I just experimented with quickly touching the track ball and that seemed to work pretty good but I know there must be a better technique.

    Thanks,
    ZM
     
  14. glennjr15

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    I downloaded Better Keyboard because I wanted to use the compact QWERTY (like BB Pearl), but was utterly disappointed. The app is not intuitive at all when using the compact QWERTY, and 90% of what I type comes out wrong. The developer was nice enough to refund my money though, and Swype has saved me for now.

    I hope that someone who was a BB Pearl fiend like I was, comes out with a compact QWERTY that is intuitive like the Pearl's. If that happens, then I mAy jump off the Swype bandwagon...
     
  15. zenman

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    I just figured out the answer to my last question. I just dl'd the user dictionary app and then proceeded to add "haha" to my list of words via the menu button. Woohoo, no more bahamas or java! Apparently it only works when using better keyboard.
     
  16. glennjr15

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    For those who are searching for a GOOD "compact QWERTY" keyboard, watch this YouTube video and check the link in the video description. It doesn't work in "landscape" mode though. (this is not my video by the way)
     

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