iOS 5 hidden predictive text keyboard only available in other languages

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  1. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    So today I was playing with the other languages on the keyboard and noticed that the predictive text feature that is supposedly hidden in iOS 5 popped up. Why isn't this in the English one?
     
  2. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    that would be so cool, i wonder why its hidden
     
  3. miss.manson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The panorama feature is hidden too.
     
  4. soulsteelgray macrumors regular

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    This is the Japanese Romaji keyboard, which means that predictive text is necessary; you have to pick out how to write what you're saying.
     
  5. Nermal, May 13, 2012
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    I'm still learning Japanese so apologies if this isn't 100% accurate. Unlike English, Japanese is typed phonetically, but there are different words with the same pronunciation. For example, かって, 買って and 飼って (and probably some others that I haven't learned yet) are all pronounced and typed as "katte". Likewise, き, 木 and 気 are all "ki". The UI that appears is for selecting the word that you want.

    As for why Apple doesn't have something similar for English, I wouldn't have a clue :D
     
  6. miss.manson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Makes perfect sense. Haha. It would be cool if it was In the English keyboard as well.
     
  7. davehutch, May 15, 2012
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