General Work around for editing/deleting words in dictionary

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  1. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest
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    We all know that we cannot delete individual words in the dictionary ... however I found in thread in Android Applications that may be somewhat useful. I am posting it here becuase I dont know how many people check the other sections of the site.

    Here are a couple of the posts from that thread to explain.



    So basically you would need to keep a .txt file on your SD card with all the custom words you want in your dictionary. When ever you add some mistakes, you reset the dictionary and then run this app to add the words you want. Its not perfect, but its better than anything thus far.
     

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  2. erisuser1

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    thetomlin2,

    Thanks for posting that, I think it is helpful.

    Do you know, is there a way to "reset the dictionary", other than doing a factory reset on the phone - (perhaps by deleting the data/cache area on one particular component)?

    eu1
     
  3. antnyp85

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    Just go to :
    Menu>settings>applications>manage applications>touch input>clear data

    That clears out all the added words to your dictionary.
     
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  4. mattjphoto

    mattjphoto Well-Known Member
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    Did anybody try this yet?
     
  5. matthew_

    matthew_ New Member
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    Yes, I tried it and - to my surprise - it worked.
     
  6. newever2

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    If you are using 2.1 you can actually go in and delete or add individual words.

    David F.
     
  7. thenestor

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    Yep. In 2.1, you can add, delete, and edit words in your dictionary here:

    Settings>Language & keyboard>Touch Input>User Dictionary
     
  8. Renocat

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    I get an error, could not install on this phone. Verizon Eris with 1.5... any ideas?
     
  9. pkopalek

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    This happens to me when I download with the computer and copy to sd card. If you are currently doing it this way,

    Try downloading it directly to your phone using browser instead of on your computer.
     
  10. Renocat

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    Thanks..tried that but same error. Oh well.

    I see you are in Buffalo. I am in Rochester...can you believe 45 degrees for the beginning of March? lol. Sadly it won't last :p
     

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