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    Default Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    Using the built-in Kitkat keyboard with the swype-like function - when I try and type "you" it very often comes up with "thou" instead.

    Is there a way I can delete "thou" from my dictionary? I have no need for the word since I rarely quote Shakespeare or the Ten Commandments to anyone.
    I swear "thou" comes up 7 out of every 10 times I try to type "you". It's driving me nuts and thou art pissing me off.

    Anyone?
  2. Best Answer

    Yes.
    System Settings---Language & Input---Google Keyboard (click the settings icon next to it)---Personal Dictionary---select language---choose "thou", then delete.

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    Default Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    I don't think that's possible. But you can turn off autocorrect altogether if you want.
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    Angry Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    Ok yeah this is getting ridiculous.

    Forget 'thou', at least it's actually a word that exists in a real dictionary; however, Google continues to keep adding stupid annoying proper nouns that nobody uses, like 'Weymouth', 'Khmer', or 'Olin'. I mean WTF, if you can think of some random letters that might be a name of someone or something, chances are that it's already in the built-in dictionary waiting to falsely autocorrect a REAL word you were trying to type.

    Get your heads out of your asses, Google .. if it's not allowed in Scrabble, then get it the hell out of our UN-EDITABLE dictionary. We can always add the proper nouns that apply to us individually to the personal dictionary.

    I'm sure I'm far from alone in my sentiments,

    -fnsb
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    Default Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    Yes.
    System Settings---Language & Input---Google Keyboard (click the settings icon next to it)---Personal Dictionary---select language---choose "thou", then delete.
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    Default Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    The word "thou" is not in the personal dictionary, it's in the built-in dictionary, which is still completely unalterable - hence our frustration and the title of this thread.

    Everybody knows how to edit the personal dictionary; however this response continues to be popular (even from Google/Andriod representatives) when people gripe the built-in dictionary. I guess people just don't read the question or understand that there're two dictionaries in Android.

    We're still waiting on the ability to edit the far-too-inclusive built-in dictionary, Google.
    In the meantime, I've completely discontinued my use of swype - it's become far slower than just typing the old-fashioned way because each swype pattern now corresponds to 20 different words (18 of them being names or stupid words which are totally inappropriate in a dictionary).

    -fnsb
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    Default Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    If you are willing to change your keyboard to swype you can easily remove words from the auto-correct dictionary. with swype enabled
    -select a text field to bring up the keyboard
    -type the word that you want to remove
    -the word should show up in the suggestions right above the keyboard
    -hold your finger on the suggested word
    -when the prompt appears select delete word from dictionary
    A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Default Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    Quote Originally Posted by fnsb00 View Post
    The word "thou" is not in the personal dictionary, it's in the built-in dictionary, which is still completely unalterable - hence our frustration and the title of this thread.

    Everybody knows how to edit the personal dictionary; however this response continues to be popular (even from Google/Andriod representatives) when people gripe the built-in dictionary. I guess people just don't read the question or understand that there're two dictionaries in Android.

    We're still waiting on the ability to edit the far-too-inclusive built-in dictionary, Google.
    In the meantime, I've completely discontinued my use of swype - it's become far slower than just typing the old-fashioned way because each swype pattern now corresponds to 20 different words (18 of them being names or stupid words which are totally inappropriate in a dictionary).

    -fnsb
    "Our frustration"? Lol, thou art wrong, thy dictionary knows thee well! Hahahah! JK!
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    Default Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    I fully agree. My first name is Nicolas and 79% of the time, Nicholas comes up. Drives me nuts.

    Other word I'd like to remove: ate.

    I can't be that hard. If anything, the personal dictionary could contain "negative" entries.
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    Default Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    That is one reason I prefer third party keyboards. I use SwiftKey, and even when I have three languages autocorrecting, it works quite well. I don't think it is possible to delete words from the built in dictionary on the Google keyboard, but on SwiftKey, you can have it never predict certain words, by long-pressing on the prediction.

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    Default Re: Can I delete a word from the built-in dictionary?

    I can't save any slang words that I use all the time. I went into language settings and I have no "personal" dictionary. Anyone know how I can fix that?

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