Swype: Can you edit the dictionary easily?General

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  1. Life2PointOhh

    Life2PointOhh Member

    I've looked for other threads about editing Swype's dictionary but have found none, so will ask here:

    I love using Swype Lite ( but have found the dictionary and the little word options popup to be less than helpful. I've tried to add words individually per the instructions saying to add each letter carefully then press the space bar, but the new word doesn't seem to be available the next time. And when I do try to enter 1 letter at a time it automatically adds another letter and spaces to each of the letters I'm trying to tap in. FRUSTRATING.

    I would love to know if I can access Swype's dictionary through the SD card or wherever, and go in there and edit the shit out of it. Anybody know how, or if it's possible?

  2. K0CAW

    K0CAW Well-Known Member

    First, I would go into Swype's settings and uncheck "Word Prediction". Then, when you do TYPE (not swype) words into the keyboard, make sure you don't go too fast. If you do, it will sometimes think you're trying to swype instead of type, with weird results.

    Secondly, the Word Options box is mostly meant to be ignored while swyping, and is mainly helpful for those short words whose swypes are very similar (or/our/out), or for going back and editing what you've written (to do so, just press anywhere within the word you want to edit, and then press the Swype key in the lower-left corner to pull up the box). Also, you can customize how often the Word Options box pops up in Swype's settings.

    Lastly, if you TYPE (not swype) in a new word, Swype automatically saves it when you hit the space bar. The above editing trick (pressing within the word and then pressing the Swype key) works to force Swype to delete those words that you've added by typing.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: I found that there is currently no provision for deleting words from Swype's original dictionary. Only custom words (added by typing) can be deleted by the above method.
  3. Life2PointOhh

    Life2PointOhh Member

    I appreciate your response. I knew both of those tricks but darn was really hoping someone would give me the magic key to simply open the file Swype uses as its dictionary then go in and do my thing. Can't do that in MS Word either but hey thought I'd ask... : )
  4. K0CAW

    K0CAW Well-Known Member

    I see. I wish I had that 'magic key' for you...I'd be using it myself! I'm sure some aspiring developer will find it sooner or later. If I hear anything, I'll be sure to let you know.
  5. darwin1859

    darwin1859 Member

    I would like to know if my passwords are ending up in swype. I know it doesn't add words typed in a password box, but sometimes I enter passwords into an encrypted file and would have tapped them in with swype. It would be great to just look at the list and cull passwords and spelling errors.
  6. IzelTokatl

    IzelTokatl Well-Known Member

    I'm curious where the swype DB is stored in the system, when flashing from one ROM to a new one, I always lose my custom words, and titanium backup doesn't seem to back them up.... there must be a manual way to grab those files..
  7. sam007

    sam007 Well-Known Member

    i hope you don't me piggy-backing on this thread. I love swype for letters but when it comes to numbers, the only way I know of is holding each key down for about a second till it chooses and displays the number and you can go to the next one

    I miss being able to simply quickly press a key for a number and the next one. Is there a mode like a shift key I can press and go hit my numbers faster than what I'm doing?

  8. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Well-Known Member

    SYM, next to the Swype key.
  9. 3gAndroid

    3gAndroid Well-Known Member

    Swype is the killer app for me. I'm simply astounded at how good it is.

    I haven't experienced a single problem, and I use every feature it offers, and there are a lot.

    If want to become fast, and enjoy swype as much as I do, take a few minutes of your time and watch these short, extremely helpful 2 minute videos.

    I will never use another input method on a smartphone again. It's all Swype for me.... :)

    Swype | Text Input for Screens
  10. datterboy

    datterboy Member

    What is the current non expiring version I can get for the Eris?
  11. IzelTokatl

    IzelTokatl Well-Known Member

    you have a few choices if you can find them:

    swype-hvga-2.4.44-en-hacked.apk (may find it without the hacked part)

    Swype-hvga- (may find it without the lite part)

    I couldn't tell you were to find them though, you'll have to get creative. The latest verison is much much faster and cleaned up. It's getting really good, wish they would just start selling it already.

    SwiftKey finally started selling there keyboard and they sold 30,000 license within the first couple of days.. at $.99 a pop (introductory price) thats 29,700 revenue.... I'd say that pays for one developer in the first few days. The price will go up, so if anyone is interested they are a GREAT keyboard option. I did beta test for them, and was impressed.

    updated, found out pricing goes up to $3.99 Oct 1st... $.99 is well worth the price.
  12. psiko

    psiko New Member

    the swype key can be used to save selected words, right? so how about this? on ur pc type all ur words and save it as text document,then on ur device open the file, select(highlight) all those words and press the swype key...everything is saved. though i'm not sure how many words can be saved at a time.
  13. HAT MAN

    HAT MAN Well-Known Member

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  14. androidisforporn

    androidisforporn Well-Known Member

    still no way to add a batch of words?
  15. pelms

    pelms New Member

    Great idea psiko.
    I've just added 85 words in one go
  16. Steve_S_T

    Steve_S_T Well-Known Member

  17. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

  18. Kapnobatai

    Kapnobatai New Member

  19. Pojken

    Pojken Well-Known Member

    How odd. I just added and deleted t
  20. goon87

    goon87 New Member

  21. mehc012

    mehc012 New Member

    ...you can TOTALLY do that in MS Word! It's especially fun if you just edit a few common words into slight misspellings while your friend is writing a paper!
  22. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Your "magic key" to editing the dictionary has arrived...the latest beta of Swype v3.25!!! Go to:

  23. frankos72

    frankos72 New Member

    This beta, especially with the custom dictionary looks awesome. I was going to install it but I have an infuse and the beta page says it wont work on a phone that has Swype preinstalled. Is there a simple way around that without rooting?
  24. frankos72

    frankos72 New Member

  25. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, without rooting, you're not going to be able to do it. You'll need Titanium Backup Pros root functions to remove the Swype apk/app file (as well as use a file explorer to remove some other files).

    Here is a post of mine in the Swype forums, below which you'll see a Swype Forum Administrator, Brian, kindly explain how to remove the pre-installed Swype and get back on the beta.

    How to run Swype 3.0 beta if Swype was pre-installed on Verizon Droid X?

    The above thread is a Droid X thread but the process is the same for my EVO and I would assume ANY rooted Android phone.

    I'll tell ya, if you're on the fence with rooting and like Swype besides the OBVIOUS BENEFITS of rooting including backing up all your apps...not only that...your ENTIRE PHONE so that you can restore it AS IS/AS WAS if you have a problem...this latest Swype beta is sweet!!

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