I don't even know why it does this, tbh, since pretty much everyone writes $xx.xx and not anything else, such as xx.xxUS$ or anything like that.

Note: Turning off Auto-Punctuate does not fix this problem, so this is my hail mary attempt to get rid of this "feature." :P

(Edit: My phone is a Motorola Droid 2 Global. The problem exists no matter if the physical or on-screen keyboard is used.)

  • Never seen either of my phones do anything like that, on ithe default keyboard, or Swype. What phone and keyboard are you using?
    – GAThrawn
    Commented May 12, 2011 at 9:22
  • @GAThrawn I've got a Motorola Droid 2 Global. Added that to the original post to increase visibility.
    – Michael
    Commented May 12, 2011 at 9:46
  • @Michael Do you get the problem using the physical keyboard, or the soft-keyboard on the touch-screen or both? I've only ever used Androids with soft-keyboards, but on those at least there are a lot of keyboard replacements available in the Market, many have their own auto-correct rules.
    – GAThrawn
    Commented May 12, 2011 at 10:56
  • Are you using the English language in Android or some other language?
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented May 12, 2011 at 13:09
  • @GAThrawn The problem exists both on the physical and on-screen keyboard.
    – Michael
    Commented May 12, 2011 at 14:18

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The problem is with Stock keyboard app/service. It can't be fixed by normal means. Simply, use third-party soft keyboard apps viz. SwiftKey, Go Keyboard EX, A.I. Type Keyboard, Hacker's Keyboard etc.

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