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    Default Reasonable Spell Checker?

    Nobody seems to have found a reasonable spell checker for Android. I guess I took this feature for granted. My Blackberry Phones all had a spell checker. If I do not find something, the Android will be little more than a trinket. I am actually thinking of going back to my Blackberry for this one single advantage.

    I do not want to have to copy and paste or do extra things. The spell checker should be seamless and fully integrated.

    It is way too easy to make errors and the technology is readily available on Blackberry.

    Withe all of the thousands of joke applications out there, how about something really useful, like a spell checker that integrates fully.
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    I have no idea why you would need one, I am typing faster than I typed on my old BlackBerry, unless you cannot memerize a qwerty keyboard, this will never be a problem. Now if you are talking about the software keyboard, it is a breeze and I wrote this entire thing with it in portrait mode

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    hence "memerize"...

    IMO spell checker, especially on a touch screen device, is essential functionality. I am, too, surprised that Android 2.1 (not sure about 2.2) does not have it built-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukehoops View Post
    hence "memerize"...

    IMO spell checker, especially on a touch screen device, is essential functionality. I am, too, surprised that Android 2.1 (not sure about 2.2) does not have it built-in.
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    any update on this? (former BB user too)
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    Default Please help, I really don't want to send this phone back!

    Man, I love this phone, I really do!

    I already dl'd a bunch of great apps, tweaked the setting to my liking, got all of my accounts working flawlessly, but...

    and it's a big one.

    spell check. know it doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you are constantly sending emails to clients, I really can't have misspelled words.

    You have no idea how crappy I feel right now, just the thought of returning the phone is making me sick - but I can't have a phone with no spell checker.

    -Sad Panda.
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    I take it you are mainly using the hardware keyboard to do text entry. I recommend using smart keyboard pro. Not only is it the best keyboard on android IMO, it also has word suggestions when using the hardware keyboard, allowing you to check your spelling and suggesting words as you type.

    Sent from my HTC Vision
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    I take it you are mainly using the hardware keyboard to do text entry. I recommend using smart keyboard pro. Not only is it the best keyboard on android IMO, it also has word suggestions when using the hardware keyboard, allowing you to check your spelling and suggesting words as you type.

    Sent from my HTC Vision
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    Quote Originally Posted by stpbud View Post
    Man, I love this phone, I really do!

    I already dl'd a bunch of great apps, tweaked the setting to my liking, got all of my accounts working flawlessly, but...

    and it's a big one.

    spell check. know it doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you are constantly sending emails to clients, I really can't have misspelled words.

    You have no idea how crappy I feel right now, just the thought of returning the phone is making me sick - but I can't have a phone with no spell checker.

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    physical keyboard
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    im sorry if you have done this already but did you go to

    Settings>Language & Keyboard>Device Keyboard>Auto-Replace
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    yes, they are all checked.
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    I'm not looking for predictive text, i'm looking for a spell checker for what's already been typed.
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    I believe the maildroid app has spell check, I use k9 but it doesnt have spell check for SMS messages you can get handcent sms also has built in spell check. handcent also has pop up sms notification and "auto text" ie.. replaces Im with I'm. While I noticed the native gmail app does this, the stock messaging app does not
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    Quote Originally Posted by stpbud View Post
    I'm not looking for predictive text, i'm looking for a spell checker for what's already been typed.
    I was talking to someone the other day with the Epic 4g and I don't really understand the complaining. Predictive text basically is a spell checker, unless it just absolutely can't find the word you're trying to type I guess, but you'd have to be pretty far off for that in my experience.
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    Im using the gingerbread keyboard and it's awesome. Predictive, or suggested the correct words are there to choose from. If that's not a spell checker - then what is.
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    I wish there was a native spell checker like on BlackBerry phones. I hate predictive text!
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    There was a keyboard, I believe it was better keyboard, that gave you spell checking when you are using a hardware keyboard, if that is what you are referring to.
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    Default Droid(Blur) 2/X Keyboard.

    I'm on the D2G and the native blur keyboard gives me regular old blackberry style spell checker on the physical keyboard. i think that if you were to download it, it would do the same on the G 2. But there is a possibility that it wont carry over.
    If you spell something wrong its highlighted in red, then you have to option to go back to it and get suggestions.
    Moto took a bunch from blackberrys when constructing blur, like copy and paste style.

    Hope this will work for you
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    I don't have a G2 to check but on my EVO Shift if I go in to the software keyboard settings and then turn on the spell checker that spell checker works for the physical keyboard
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    I ended up buying Smart Keyboard Pro. Still not a proper spell checker, but it's better than nothing. The downside is now I've lost my function of the ".com" key on the physical keyboard. I tried used auto text set it up, but no dice.
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    Android never has had a built in spell checker. Probably due to the fact that there had always been predictive text and the spell check really isn't necessary. I'm sure google just views it as redundant (they are still engineers at their core)

    Sent from my HTC Vision
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    When I have the keyboard open on the G2, the autofill no longer works. Works when using the screen keyboard. Also, getting ready to chuck the phone in the lake due to no spell check. Any good fixes?
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    ^^I'll say it again. It's a shock to not have a spell checker on a device. And to those who say google doesn't think it's needed, why do they include it in Chrome?
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