The new swype-style keyboard on my 4.2.1 updated Galaxy Nexus is great. However, when I attempt to express myself more colorfully, the swiping action does not yield the word I would like to write. The word is already in the device dictionary though, so it does not let me add it to the dictionary to be recognized, as I have done with other words. Does anyone know how to fix this?
I what I will call a workaround for the present, as it is not a simple solution as allowing offensive words in voice typing, but it has the same final affect:
- Under Settings, choose
Language & Input
- Click the plus (+) button in the top right
- Enter the "offensive word" under the
- Click the back button (system or top left)
- Enjoy your custom swipable profanity
I have a Nexus 4 from T-Mobile, the Google one, with Android 4.2.2. I've been noticing this same problem, and the fix I found was to go to Settings -> Language and Input -> Then press the settings icon next to the Google Keyboard (English, U.S.) option -> then deselect Block offensive words.
I can now swype swear words, although often times it is not the automatically recognized word, and I have to manually select it from the list of other possibilities that comes up. As for the voice-to-text options, I would suggest trying the same thing (i.e. finding it under Settings and deselecting Block offensive words or some similar option). Hope this helps!
Some keyboards have a kind of "blacklist" for bad/insulting words. Check if you can find that option in Settings → Language & Input, where you should be able to disable it. I know for sure there's such an option for voice input ("Block insults" in Settings → Voice Input & Output → Voice recognizer Settings), but I'm not sure whether that option also applies to keyboard input.