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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Busymombjh, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Busymombjh

    Busymombjh Lurker
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    I know this is minor and not very important to some people, however - I just switched from a palm pre to a samsung epic 4g.
    I loved that when I texted the letter "u" it automatically changed it to "you", and the letter "r" changed to "are".
    Is there a way to turn this feature on while texting with my Epic?
    I realize that some texting lingo is accepted, but I prefer not to have abbreviated words.

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  2. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    I believe you can do this on the new Swype Beta.
  3. Busymombjh

    Busymombjh Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've used the swype a little bit but am not comfortable with it yet. Do you know if theres any way to do it with normal typing of the text?
  4. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert

    lol..if you're just typing it manually anyway, how much more effort is it to type 2 more letters?
  5. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    Agreed, that's why there is Swype.
  6. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Android Enthusiast

    Why do people bother answering threads just to insult the question. The OP said she doesn't like Swype (I don't either) and asked a legitimate question.

    If you think the question is silly, just move on.
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  7. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    I answered his question to the best of my ability and I will add on to it. No you can not create a shortcut for "u".

    I have a better question. Why are you trolling 3 week old forums posting incorrect assumptions?
  8. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Android Enthusiast

    If you think that the response "just type 2 more letter" or "use Swype instead" answers the OP question "can the Epic expand U to YOU" then I really can't help you further.

    Sorry, but I will not be taking your bait ("trolling" "incorrect assumptions").
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  9. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    Albeit it is an incorrect answer, it is an answer.
  10. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert

    Actually, she did not say she did not like it. She said she was not comfortable with it yet. It's always a little awkard the first few times. ;)
  11. Randz66

    Randz66 Lurker

    agreed with the other guy about complaining in someones post if you don't have a helpful suggestion please just go to the next post. I had to register here just so I could respond....

    It isn't about typing out You... (2 more letters) that was an example of what they were looking for it is MUCH MUCH more than that.

    The other guy wasn't looking in OLD post it is one of the top searches in Google when you type "Text Shortcuts".

    So, to answer the question....

    Blackberries also have this feature available as "auto Correct" but android doesn't call it that... you can go in to auto correct and tell it if you type LV for example it will type out;

    Love Always,

    I used it all the time at work for acronyms or commonly typed words. Property was pp, a simple "thank you, me" was TY....

    I searched and found this but I havent tried it yet; "swift key" app or
    text expansion

    both of them look promising, but I'll need to read more about them.

    There has got to be a way for androids to do this.... it is such a huge time saver for me when I am on the road trying to respond to customers emails.

    you can do whole sentences like; "Please feel free to call me anytime." just by typing pll or what ever you want to use for the short cut as long as it is not a word...

    good luck and some andriod master please respond and give us all the answer we're looking for
  12. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert

    You're talking about whole sentences. She/he was talking about 3 letter words. And you registered just to scold me, yet my posting was wasteful? Hypocritical. Moot point. Hope you both find what you're looking for. :)

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