ios 5 - is there a custom dictionary?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bengtc, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. bengtc macrumors regular

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    Is there a custom dictionary in ios5? One where you don't have to enable an international keyboard?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. GooMan macrumors regular

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    Here's what I have found:

    There is a place where you can enter shortcuts for text to auto expand & it can function as a custom dictionary as far as spell check goes. In the beta Apple has "omw" as a shortcut for "oh my way", so when you type "omw" it auto expands it to "oh my way". You can put a word in without a shortcut and spell check ignores that word. One of my gripes of iOS is it will auto correct "hell" to "he'll" so I entered "hell" as a word without a shortcut and now iOS doesn't auto correct it or show it as misspelled.

    Hope that is what you are talking about.

    EDIT: Oh well, beaten to the punch.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Same problem here for years with the word hell.
    Do they really think noone uses that word?
     
  5. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    OMG that is an amazing feature! I'm coming from Android and prior to that a Blackberry; custom auto corrections is invaluable! This will go a long way in improving the typing experience on the iPhone. I can't wait.
     

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