'Texting' Not a Word According to Apple?

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  1. BMac702 macrumors regular

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    Every time, and I mean every time, I go to write "texting" it auto-corrects it to "testing" no matter how many times I hit the x for it. I thought Apple might change this after 3 firmwares but i guess not
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    That's funny -- this just happened to me today (still on 2.2.1 however).
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Its checks a dictionary, apple doesn't write dictionaries.
     
  4. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Well, dictionaries have the F-Word in it. Apple doesn't seem to check that.
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Huh? :confused:
     
  6. TheNewsPaperBoy macrumors regular

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    Hes saying when he types F**k it doesnt come up and changes the word, so if it was dictionary based it wouldnt change it, I also have that same issue. :)
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    What?! That is ********! Think of the fanbois!
    pyzamOmgWtf.jpg
     
  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Oh come on. You know you're full of shot. Shot. S-h-o-t. Dammit, autocorrect is still working here. That's a lot of shot.

    Honestly, "texting" isn't a word. It's the ain't of our time. I live in the South, so I'm an expert on words that ain't. Now I think Apple should add that word to the dictionary, just like I wish the words of all the bloody cities around here would get added to our Quark dictionary. It's bad enough with all the hits from news stories involving Arabic names.
     
  9. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Open notes type it 4-6 times and it should enter it in the dictionary, may have to do it in email too, but then it's good to go u til you update it.
     
  10. BMac702 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But they seemd to fix the lol to LOL auto-correct for FW3.0, why couldnt they fix texting?
     
  11. TheNewsPaperBoy macrumors regular

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    GOOD!!! They fixed LOL?? That drives me insane!
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    What dictionary is the F word listed in?

    Also, does anyone know what dictionary apple uses for their spelling checks? (even in OSX)
     
  13. BMac702 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah LOL;)
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Are you seriously suggesting they go in and fix every potential word? The english language is expected to hit 1 million words this year, good luck.
     
  15. BMac702 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, because I clearly said that:rolleyes:

    A word that is going to be used as often as "texting" should be in the dictionary, especially for a phone that has "texting" enabled, at least in my opinion
     
  16. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    You are a genius
    I just tried this for another word. it worked
    thanks
     
  17. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if it's the same for 3.0...

    It'd be awesome if Apple implemented some sort of 'add to dictionary' feature where we could just add our own words that wouldn't be corrected.
     
  18. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Every dictionary that's not sold in the child's section of the bookstore.
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Well go ahead and write your own dictionary then, as far as im aware to any of the major dictionaries, "texting" isn't an actual word.
     
  20. BMac702 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The "testing" auto-correction? Yes, its still like that in 3.0
     
  21. BMac702 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, can you refer me to a good publisher?
     
  22. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    If you type the word enough times the dictionary learns it.
     
  23. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    Texting should be a word. I am surprised it hasn't been included already.
     
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    Good to hear. Can someone with 3 please try typing "nz" (for New Zealand) and see whether it still "corrects" it to "ms"?
     
  25. BMac702 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It corrected "nz" to N the first time but after that it kept it as nz
     

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