Swype Custom DictionarySupport


  1. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to view my swype custom directory and see all of the words that I've manually added?

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  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    So there is really no way to see this information? Even with root?
  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    So no one knows any way to find/view the swype custom dictionary? I find weird non words get added from time to time and I'd really like a way to clean it up from time to time.
  4. spb21

    spb21 Well-Known Member

    Keep bumping this. I'm with you. But I hope someone comes up with a rootless way to do it. I haven't taken the plunge yet. Like a four year old on the high dive - I want to, and I see everyone else is having fun with it; but I'm scared of the unknown.
  5. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member

    yes you can see it, edit it, etc.

    Settings / Keyboard / User dictionary

    I don't think it shows when you enter words through normal typing, but it does let you add words there which will work when you use swype.
  6. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    Huh?! That's the stock keyboard user dictionary and not the sywpe user dictionary.

    Are you saying you are definitely seeing custom words that you've added with swype in there?

    I'm pretty sure that's only for the stock keyboard.

    So anyone else know where to find/view the swype custom dictionary?
  7. FatherTork

    FatherTork New Member

    I know that in the Epic you just go to that path, add the words and it's enabled.
    When you start "swyping" your words will come up.

    Now, the question here is: How to add a different language to the phone's dictionary??
  8. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    Not sure what that has to do with my question exactly.
  9. ChiefHopper

    ChiefHopper Well-Known Member

    Studying the tutorial and doing a google search for "swype custom dictionary" gives the answer of "No". However, opening the swype tutorial and going to the "edit" section will show ways to add and delete words.

    Hope this helps (and new to swype so hope I am right :D)

    Al
  10. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    Yes, I know how to add and delete words, but there's no way to delete something if you don't know it's in the dictionary.

    Swype adds words automatically if you type (not swype) the word and then hit the spacebar. I must have so many non-words in the dictionary by now. Also, if you type a password in a field that's not officially tagged as a password field, it could very well get saved and be a security issue.

    Sounds like there's no way to get at the customer dictionary or someone would have known by now.
  11. ChiefHopper

    ChiefHopper Well-Known Member

    Gotcha lex. That is a fail on Swypes's part. That is not being able to directly display and modify your swype user dictionary. Wonder how longer it will remain in beta or is it too late to contact them and make suggestions?
  12. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member

    Sorry if I wasn't clear - manually adding words to this dictionary WILL show up when using swype. But words you add when typing via the keyboard will not show up in this dictionary.
  13. Paycer

    Paycer Well-Known Member

    "To remove a word from the dictionary, highlight ONLY the word that you want to delete, and then tap the Swype key. A message screen will display to confirm that you want to delete the word." - Swype Manual.
  14. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    We know that, please read the thread again and then contribute if you have something to add.
  15. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    Didn't know that and that's interesting but still no answer to the original question.

    Can't believe that no one has figured out where the user dictionary is stored even if we can't get at it.
  16. Paycer

    Paycer Well-Known Member

    I did contribute and I did have something to add. I assumed you wanted to see the dictionary so that you could remove a word. I didn't realize you just wanted to browse it live to amuse yourself or otherwise. You don't need to be curt with me like that when I'm just trying to help you out.

    I was going to bother going through the entire hierarchy of the phone's directories and attempt to find the actual location of the Swype dictionary so that you could attempt to edit it manually yourself, but I guess you don't want my help. DIY.
  17. Legato

    Legato Well-Known Member

    I've been trying to do this for weeks. A few days of drunken swyping and you add a bunch of wrongly spelt words. NOw when i type and i see a wrong word in the swype suggestion box, i just choose that word and delete it then, then continue on wiht my typing. Not the most effecient method though.

    I just used Root Explorer to search for all swype related files and think i found the databases, but they aren't in a format that you can edit them on the phone. Will have to try from home when i get the chance.

    my best guesses as to which has it would be this one below
    /data/data/com.swype.android.inputmethod/swypedata/udb/UserData.udb

    or if not that then one of these two, but i am pretty sure it is that one

    /system/lib/libSwypeCore.so

    or

    /data/dalvik-cache/system@app@Swype.apk@classes.dex
  18. bajie23

    bajie23 New Member

    Im a Symbian s60v5 OS user, nokia 5800..

    the only reason im on symbian is we got swype back in september and i cant let go.

    whenever we reset our phone to factory, we back up our userData.udb, to keep and retain all our personal words. only that file, 117kb, and nothing else.

    i successfully imported 2000 words on it by opening a .txt file with our language, FIlipino, select all text, then press the swype key, it froze for 2 mins, thenboom! got 2000 words nto swype!

    God! if you can make this work, or import the same userdata.udb from my phone to an android, i'll buy my self one tomorrow and ditch my Symbian os!

    *planning to buy LG optimus, the one with froyo, but i need to make sure swype will work on it!

    symbian community is also looking for ways to access the database, for the same reasons as you'all, but still no success.

    *if you can attach your userdata.udb, i could try it on my phone,
  19. Souluna

    Souluna New Member

    TL;DR but if you still have this problem..

    Open Settings > Applications > All Applications (or Running Applications) > Swype > Clear Data
  20. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Hilarious for MANY reason...(1) just the concept of "drunken swyping" and (2) your drunken spelling in this post with your "spelt" and wiht":D:D!!
  21. axolotol

    axolotol New Member

    This may be a bit extreme but on another forum I found info on how to completely wipe the dictionary, then if you keep a txt file with the custom words you use you can import that back in like bajie23 did.
    Clearing the Swype Dictionary

    "There is no way to clear, edit, or manipulate the swype user dictionary entry by entry. You can erase all your custom words and settings by going to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>Swype>Clear Data


    You will have to reconfigure swype's settings in Settings>Keyboard & Language>Swype Settings, but your user dictionary will be cleared."
  22. netrider

    netrider New Member

    To delete a word from the Swype custom dictionary:
    • Enter the word you want that brings up the bothersome word(s)
    • Select the word you want to delete. If it's in the edit window with other words, double tap it.
    • Tap the Swype key
    • Tap OK when asked if you want to delete the word.

    Works like a charm for me. Good luck y'all!!
  23. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Note to anyone reading this...this ONLY works with the "personal dictionary"...that is, the one where you the user have accepted/added words to the dictionary. If you are trying to get rid of the word "Italy" that is in SWYPE'S non-user/non-customizable dictionary because it is always suggested when you try to swype "initially" then you're out of luck!!

    Also, in the latest beta, the ENTIRE "custom" personal dictionary can be viewed and edited in the settings/preferences section of Swype located at Home....Menu...Settings...Language & Keyboard..Swype Settings...Personal Dictionary. There you can BULK delete words or add right from settings rather than in a text area your are swyping.
  24. /dev/null

    /dev/null Member

    We need the location of the Swype database. We ALL know how to select text and press the Swype button. It tells us that................

    We are interested in the location of the Swype database in the FILESYSTEM. Not instructions on how to delete single words manually. Obviously, that is far too easy to achieve.

    We need the location of the Swype database in the FILESYSTEM so that we may COPY the database, AUDIT the database, and REPLACE the database with the edited one. To everyone who does not understand this...reread it and let it absorb into your thick skulls. Then post a reply. Don't reply about my harshness. My harshness is due to the stupidity of people not answering OP's original question and instead offer useless information that is considered redundant by the OP.
  25. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    OP here.

    /dev/null, I guess you missed it, but as Scudder pointed out, this is a non-issue now that the custom database can now be edited. Swype also doesn't automatically add words anymore so there's less of a need to edit the custom dictionary.

    Please read next time before you call others stupid.
    scudder likes this.
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