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    Question Adding a second dictionary to the spell-check?

    I write in two languages simultaneously (English and Filipino) and it is customary to switch between them in the middle of sentences. The spell checker/predictive text goes haywire when I type in Filipino. I can't seem to figure out how to add that dictionary to the mix, and having to enter each word one at a time as I type them is a pain. Is there a way I can have it do English and Filipino at the same time? I don't need the keyboard to change, just the spell checker, really.
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    Default Re: Adding a second dictionary to the spell-check?

    Settings -> Language & input -> Android keyboard (tap the settings icon just to the right) -> Input languages. Select as many as you want.

    Now, open any app which uses a keyboard, such as Messaging. Pop the keyboard and you will see that the spacebar now indicates the current language setting, for example, "English (US)". Look just to the left of the spacebar for a button with a world map icon. Tap it once to instantly switch to an alternate language (mine is Italiano). If you have just the two languages setup, tapping the world icon will swap between them; if you have more than two, it will cycle through them. You can also tap/hold the world map icon for a different method of choosing.

    Normally, each time you switch language, the spellcheck dictionary changes as well. However, I don't see a Filipino language dictionary available for download, so not sure how this might work. Settings -> Language & Input -> Add-on Dictionaries
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    Sort of on topic, is there any way to force the dictionary to accept whatever word you want to add?
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    Default Re: Adding a second dictionary to the spell-check?

    In the example below, I typed out: t-e-s-t-r:



    Note that if I now hit the spacebar or any punctuation mark, Testr will be replaced by the suggesteed word in blue at the center of the screen just above the keyboard: Tester. However, if I tap the word in blue on the left (which is the spelling I actually want), this happens:



    Not only does it accept Testr as the desired word, but it gives me the opportunity to permanently save it to the dictionary ("Touch again to save").

    Alternatively, go to Settings -> Language & Input -> Personal Dictionary and add words til your heart's content.
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    TonyAhn: I use Swiftkey 3 to type in both French and English. The advantage is that you don't need to manually change the keyboard language all the time. It just accepts any word from any of your selected languages, and corrects to the closest match. The only annoyance is that Android still highlights the French words with a red underline because it thinks it's misspelled, but it's just cosmetic, it doesn't affect typing at all. (I just installed the French language dictionary as explained above but it didn't seem to help.) Other than that Swiftkey has been great for bilingual typing.
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    Default Re: Adding a second dictionary to the spell-check?

    Quote Originally Posted by teleclimber View Post
    TonyAhn: I use Swiftkey 3 to type in both French and English. The advantage is that you don't need to manually change the keyboard language all the time. It just accepts any word from any of your selected languages, and corrects to the closest match. The only annoyance is that Android still highlights the French words with a red underline because it thinks it's misspelled, but it's just cosmetic, it doesn't affect typing at all. (I just installed the French language dictionary as explained above but it didn't seem to help.) Other than that Swiftkey has been great for bilingual typing.
    Same here. I've been trying to get the stock spellchecker to recognize french, but I suspect it can only do one language at a time.

    I think just disabling the spellchecker may work best. Swiftkey is spellchecker enough for me.

    Sent from my Nexus 4

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