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[app help] Swype -- help with contractions

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by a-dogg, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. a-dogg

    a-dogg Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I use swype as my main keyboard and am having trouble with it automatically adding apostrophes to contractions and possessives. If I swype "theres" I'd love for it to change that to "there's".

    I've tried adding the word to the user dictionary, but that doesn't seem to help.

    Am I doing something wrong?

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  2. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    include the apostrophe when you're swyping the word, it should work. :)
  3. Benjie

    Benjie Android Enthusiast

    Type the word: there's then hit the space bar, go back and high light it and include the space after the 's, then tap the Swype key.
  4. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Android Expert

    Errr, how? :thinking:
    I don't think this can be done on swype. At least not with any proper efficiency.
  5. berky93

    berky93 Newbie

    if you swype t - h - e - r - e - . - s it will enter "there's" because it knows the apostrophe is on the "." key.
    lordofthereef and a-dogg like this.
  6. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Android Expert

    Ah very good! Didn't know that! Still kind of a PITA though. IMO we use the conjunction way more frequently in daily speak. Should just be default. But, that is a nice tip. Thanks!
  7. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Yeah it would be great if swype learned the words you use most and populated them instead of others with similar patterns. I don't know how many times I delete ifs and manually type is.
  8. a-dogg

    a-dogg Newbie
    Thread Starter

    berky93, thank you SO much. Now I wonder what other swype secrets are out there. Kinda like the In-N-Out burger secret menu...
  9. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    I live in Sisters, Oregon and swype almost always thinks I want to type Sister's. Odd. I don't swype anywhere near the period key.
  10. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    You might want to check out its tutorial.
  11. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Android Expert

    I think the vast majority of people here won't get that reference :(
  12. mrsbelpit

    mrsbelpit Android Enthusiast

    oh, I get it. Animal style fries ftw.:)

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