1. potassiummm's Avatar
    Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it if it is.

    I have a Nexus 4 and am using Google Keyboard but I'm sick of certain corrections it makes EVERY TIME such as the correction of "amd" to "AMD" rather than "and" which happens in pretty much every sentence that I type because my fingers automatically hit the M instead of the N. I thought that since I frequently use "and" and very, very rarely use "AMD" it'd learn, but evidently not. Is there a way that I can change the words that certain words correct to?

    I even tried adding "and" to the personal dictionary with "amd" as the shortcut but it doesn't work.

    And please don't suggest trying SwiftKey or anything else as I have, and dislike them even more.

    Thanks in advance
    11-09-2013 04:43 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    It is not "correcting" if you are actually typing a-m-d; it is just doing what you asked it to. Perhaps some retraining of your finger is in order?

    Barring that, have you ever tried Google Gesture Typing (used to be called Swipe)? Settings -> Language & Input -> Google Keyboard -> Settings -> Enable gesture typing. I use it all the time and find it to be both very fast and very accurate. In this case, I tried gesture typing amd dozens of times and it always auto-corrected to and. Why? Because auto-correct is a necessary part of gesture typing and it does make logical decisions. However when you are simply tapping out individual characters, the OS assumes that what you typed is what you wanted so long as the word is in the standard dictionary (which you cannot modify).
    11-09-2013 07:40 AM

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