Does the iphone have a built in dictionary that apps can access?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ddgiphonenewb, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. ddgiphonenewb macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
    Do apps that use a dictionary database for spell check have to have their own word list or is there a built in one on the phone that these apps can access?
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    It does have a built in diction for spell check, which is how auto-correction works. But apps don't have access to the word list outside of a text field when entering text.
  3. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I wish it did. Stanza just put one into their e-book reader and it is awesome. This is something that should be rendered system-wide. Now that we can highlight words for c/p, if you just highlight one word, it would be great if a "define" menu popped-up along with the cut, copy, etc.

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