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Work around for editing/deleting words in dictionary

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thetomlin2, Feb 16, 2010.

  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

    erisuser1 Android Expert


    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)?

  3. antnyp85

    antnyp85 Well-Known Member

    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 Member

    Did anybody try this yet?
  5. matthew_

    matthew_ Lurker

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

    newever2 Lurker

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

    David F.
  7. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

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

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

    Renocat Newbie

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

    pkopalek Android Expert

    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

    Renocat Newbie

    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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