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[PATCH REQUEST] Text Assist Language
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Old 03/12/2011, 05:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if it were possible to make a patch to change the language of the text assist to one different from the OS language.

For example I like to use my phone with english menus and all, but I live in Mexico so all of my texting is in spanish, so I thought it would be nice to have a patch which would let you choose the language you write in.

Thanks in advance
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Old 05/15/2011, 09:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05/15/2011, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wish there was a way I could get both Spanish and English on my Pre 2. I'm having a hard time with the autocorrect.

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Old 06/10/2011, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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+1 i write in english and german and it is not useable with auto-correction on.
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Old 06/15/2011, 07:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 06/15/2011, 09:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yes, please!
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Old 06/18/2011, 07:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Por favor, Bitte
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Old 06/20/2011, 04:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I would also love an easy way to switch languages :-)
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Old 08/16/2011, 12:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I am native Dutch working in an international English environment. I refuse to accept that this can't work on this 1Ghz device with 16Gb of memory while it worked brilliant on my Tungsten|C almost 10years ago (ok in combination with Documents to Go). So please more languages and easy switching. It's 2011 for crying out loud. And yes I am willing to pay for this (although even Google Chrome/Firefox and yes even M$ IE browser does this for free)
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Old 08/17/2011, 01:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just turned off autocorrect as well, since writing in Norwegian made 95% of the words change to rubbish and made writing very inefficient.

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Old 08/25/2011, 05:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm Dutch as well and would like this too. At the moment I disabled the autocorrect, because it was quite annoying when texting.
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Old 09/12/2011, 04:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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+1, this is a pain when you switch between different languages in your communication! I would require this for the TP
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Old 09/12/2011, 04:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Has anyone considered trying to build installable "learned words" auto-correct libraries for this purpose?
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Old 10/03/2011, 05:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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A "learned word" library is a good idea! But how do you do this efficiently?
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Old 10/03/2011, 07:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If someone accomplishes this, it would be awesome to use the notification area for switching languages
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Old 10/04/2011, 04:24 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Or device menu...
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Old 10/04/2011, 06:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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There is an easy solution for changing the text assist language on the Touchpad:
Just add another keyboard (same layout) with the desired language. You can change the language with a new key on the keyboard. The text assist uses the language of the current keyboard.
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Old 12/13/2011, 08:00 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Hi Dodnet,

the additional Keyboards works for the languages in the system.
Dutch e.g. is not listed

As such, we would need a way to add a new Keyb layout & get a dutch word-list in the system.
Does any one know the location of the dictionaries .db ?

Also, it would be good to have a keyboard or patch (notification bar?) to switch on or off autocorrect easily
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Old 12/13/2011, 08:42 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Another problem with the additional keyboards approach (vs the learned words approach) is with regards to multi-lingualism. Like the multi-lingualism that results, por ejemplo, when two people communicate in piu d'una lingua in comune .
I'm sure that the previous sentence throws for a loop anyone (person or system) that doesn't share the same three "dictionaries" I used to write it. If you then consider the fact that a poliglot may have interlocutors in any subset of its own common languages, or superset if one consider languages where mastery is limited, then any scheme that establishes a single language is flawed if it tries too hard, as it'll get in the way.

PS: yes, me too +1,000 for having an autocorrect feature that is usable in multi-lingual situations.
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Last edited by mauro1; 12/13/2011 at 08:44 AM. Reason: added a PS
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Old 01/18/2012, 05:59 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Longing for this patch, too.
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