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How can I delete custom words from dictionary?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by leedavies, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. leedavies

    leedavies Member
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    I've got a few custom words in my text messaging dictionary (I'm using Handcent SMS) and some of them are accidental additions from the early days of my Hero when my on-screen keyboard skills were a bit... erm... epileptic!

    How can I delete individual words from my dictionary?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. bunt83

    bunt83 Well-Known Member
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    You can't...

    Try searching the forum, numerous people have tried but there's (currently) no way to do it.

    I read somewhere that this feature may be introduced with 2.1, so lets wait and see!
     
  3. leedavies

    leedavies Member
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    Thanks - that's what I'd read. Just checking if anyone did have a solution...

    Fingers crossed for this being added to 2.1 then!
     
  4. bluenova

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    Actually if you have a non-HTC phone i.e. no Sense UI it can be done with this app... User Dictionary Manager for Android (UDM)

    Unfortuantly HTC have their own way of storing custom words so it does not work on the Hero.
     
  5. Ziani

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    menu>settings>applications>manage applications>touch input>>>clear data.

    NB This will clear all, no option to select.
     
  6. jim_h

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    I'd also love a way to edit the entries I made by mistake, but without having to clear all of them.
     
  7. Quazar

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    If the 2.1 update is anything like the legend (which it most likely will be) it will have this in the update. Saw someone using it on a youtube video on the legend where it said edit dictionary in the settings.
     
  8. Donnelly

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    @Ziani - I take it by "Clear All" it means all custom entries, and not the entire T9 dicitionary?

    I too had epileptic fingers upon first getting the phone!
     
  9. Ziani

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    lol...well to be honest I am not sure as I have not done it myself but this was what I read a while ago. If you would like to try it and let me know :p joking aside though I am going to wait for 2.1 that will wipe everything anyway
     
  10. Boondock Aequitas

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    So i dont know if i am the first person to do it but i took the plunge and did what they said to "clear data" in the "touch imput" and it works.. Granted all my words i wanted to save..example (f*ck) where also deleted but i had more garbled words in there then actual words so it was worth it to me:)

    Have a Ducking Good day :)
     
  11. li-zzy-66

    li-zzy-66 New Member
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    Easy on 2.1 model... settings- language & keyboard- touch input- user dictionary...............
     
  12. michaelwaite

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    I have also just tried clearing application data from touch app ( 3 UK hero ). Works just as stated. Thanks Ziani.
     
  13. MartinCNagel

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    Once you get into the user dictionary, edit the (problem) word in question. Delete backwards all the content of the word, then click OK. The word will be deleted from the dictionary. (HTC Thunderbolt, Android 2.2)
     
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