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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jimbo1mcm, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. jimbo1mcm

    jimbo1mcm Android Enthusiast
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    Crudely, I admit, I tried to type the four letter word that rhymes with duck in an email reply to someone, and the program changed the f to a d !!!! I didn't realize that we were being censored. What is next???

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  2. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    Either you made a mistake typing it (or autocorrect fixed it) or you were using your voice. If you type the word and add it to the dictionary it won't happen.
  3. OrderFromChaos

    OrderFromChaos Well-Known Member

    I noticed that too, but what's really funny is if you add the "ing" at the end (at least in Swype) the correct word is used.
  4. ReJe75

    ReJe75 Member

    F is next to D, the system does not have your word of choice in its dictionary. Just like when I swype night sometimes it comes out might. I just doubt that your word is included in the default dictionary (google has stated it is not in the voice to text dictionary since they would not want to assume you are using a foul word when in reality you were not.) You can send your foul words, you will just have to manually add them to your dictionary and double check that your foul mouth is appropriately being reflected in your texts/emails and I fear we may soon see you message board posts.
  5. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    It recognized "shit" right off for me, but I had to add "****"
  6. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    Exactly what is said above.
  7. WalmartSecurity

    WalmartSecurity Android Enthusiast

    I just got an update for Swype and it gives me asterisks whenever I type swears.

    It's so ****ing annoying.

    Edit: See?!?!?!
  8. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I just added words that were missing to the user dictionary
  9. OrderFromChaos

    OrderFromChaos Well-Known Member

    What version of Swype do you have? I just tested this by sending myself an email and I didn't see any asterisks.

  10. Jayme

    Jayme Android Enthusiast

    LOL this reminds me of an episode of Family Guy. :)
  11. exwifeusesiphone

    exwifeusesiphone Well-Known Member

    You want to know what's really funny? Google recognizes ALL those words in its voice recognition. I found this by accident the other day when texting someone. Try long pressing search and saying a string of bad words. My result was:

    #### #### damn hell #####

    In other words, Google recognized both the 4 and 5 letter words and censored them in the text. This is actually kind of annoying - what if you have you Iphone toting exwife in your contacts as "F###ing B####"! ;)
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  12. OrderFromChaos

    OrderFromChaos Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the laugh, especially with your username. :D
  13. Kaoss

    Kaoss Member

    My swype kept making f**k into duck but after a while it started recognizing it. That is so cool. The Android OS really is smart and gets to know the user.
  14. BRM10984

    BRM10984 Well-Known Member

    I just long-pressed search and gave it the ol' "effing eff eff" and returned #### #### ####- with no matching webpages, of course.

    That's hilarious.
  15. ECFfighter7232

    ECFfighter7232 Android Expert

    hahaha my ex wife is in my contacts as the same thing!!!
  16. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    They left those words out as a safety. The danger is that you accidently curse at the local farmer selling ducks. Honest.
  17. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Mine too, what a coincidence! That must be a really popular name. :D;):D
  18. PridgNYC

    PridgNYC Member

    I don't know if this is a new feature in 2.2, but you can now turn off the voice censoring of offensive words under settings->voice input and output -> Voice recognizer settings. Yay....
  19. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    Voice will put in xxxx.
  20. john0821

    john0821 Android Enthusiast

    hahaha.. lots of laughs in the thread!
  21. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    After you upgrade to Froyo you can disable the censoring.

    Settings -> voice input and output -> voice recognizer settings -> uncheck "block offensive words"

    Yeah, it will get everything perfect when I cuss like a sailor, just tried it out!!:D:D

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