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    Default Typing autocorrect sux - any tips?

    I don't know about anyone else but the autocorrect when typing emails and texts sux. It guesses way wrong...I mean it's putting in weird non-english words. An example:

    I meant:
    Woops, forgot to let y'all know that I have phone duty today and won't be in until 1pm.

    HTC wrote:
    Woerth forgot to let y'all inique thermique I bave phonétique rodage and won be in until 1 pm.

    I'm not dyslexic or anything, I was typing this while sitting down, using both hands, not driving and I know how to spell. I typed it into the phone as you see in the "I meant: " line.

    Any ideas? Is there some setting I need to check?
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    Default Re: Typing autocorrect sux - any tips?

    Seems like you have it set to a different language.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Typing autocorrect sux - any tips?

    Which languages have you enabled? I don't know about the M8's keyboard specifically, but usually with auto-correct/prediction you either get a choice for it to 'learn' from other apps like GMail or SMS, or just wait for it to 'learn' your writing, starting off with a basic dictionary. From what you show as an example, it seems as if you switched languages mid-sentence (perhaps an assigned key? maybe swiping across the space bar accidentally?).

    But IMHO, just do away with that keyboard and get SwiftKey. Much better.
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    I had a review mentioning how bad the keyboard was, but so far I've been pleasantly surprised at how well my M8 is doing with autocorrect. I think the suggestion about having it set to another language is very likely right. I've had that happen before and been mystified until I figured it out.
    Regard all phenomena as dreams...
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    Default Re: Typing autocorrect sux - any tips?

    Thanks guys. At your suggestions I looked around the settings some more and found the culprit. I was just going to Settings -> Language and Keyboard and saw that it was set to English (United States). But then I took a look at Settings -> Language and Keyboard -> HTC Sense Input settings -> Keyboard Selections -> and then if you scroll down there is a section for "Select Keyboards for text input". In that list for whatever reason the following languages were selected: English(US), Espanol, and Francais. I unchecked everything except English and now it's working !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jp5Cj2FGK3 View Post
    Thanks guys. At your suggestions I looked around the settings some more and found the culprit. I was just going to Settings -> Language and Keyboard and saw that it was set to English (United States). But then I took a look at Settings -> Language and Keyboard -> HTC Sense Input settings -> Keyboard Selections -> and then if you scroll down there is a section for "Select Keyboards for text input". In that list for whatever reason the following languages were selected: English(US), Espanol, and Francais. I unchecked everything except English and now it's working !!
    Great! Good to hear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jp5Cj2FGK3 View Post
    Thanks guys. At your suggestions I looked around the settings some more and found the culprit. I was just going to Settings -> Language and Keyboard and saw that it was set to English (United States). But then I took a look at Settings -> Language and Keyboard -> HTC Sense Input settings -> Keyboard Selections -> and then if you scroll down there is a section for "Select Keyboards for text input". In that list for whatever reason the following languages were selected: English(US), Espanol, and Francais. I unchecked everything except English and now it's working !!
    Not sure that this is the culprit since I have also been experiencing crappy autocorrect and my phone did not have Espanol or Francais checked, just English (US).

    I
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    Default Re: Typing autocorrect sux - any tips?

    Swiftkey is the bees knees in this regard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin_it View Post
    Swiftkey is the bees knees in this regard.
    This. I can't use any other keyboard lol. I'm too used to using SwiftKey

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    Default Re: Typing autocorrect sux - any tips?

    Hope your problem is solved. If not, you may want to try a different keyboard. I'm using the Google keyboard.

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    Default Re: Typing autocorrect sux - any tips?

    SwiftKey FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterygirl View Post
    Hope your problem is solved. If not, you may want to try a different keyboard. I'm using the Google keyboard.

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    Definitely Google keyboard. The simplest keyboard out there with great text prediction and autocorrect.
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    Default Re: Typing autocorrect sux - any tips?

    SwiftKey. Get it and use it for a while. It's brilliant.
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    I love swiftkey, and now swiftkey beta is my new love, since that has all the emoji from kit Kat. Pay once and use it on all of my device's is a great feature too.

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