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Using custom text abbreviations/shortcuts/shorthand in TTS to be output as longhand

I'm an Android user not a coder so hope someone can help. I want the TTS to read custom text abbreviations/shortcuts/shorthand and translate them to the relevant longhand. Background: I organise ...
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Gboard personal dictionary with Bluetooth keyboard

With aid from Android Enthusiasts and Reddit, I was able to bring my Microsoft Word Autocorrect shortcuts from my Windows 10 desktop into my Gboard personal dictionary on Android. I see, now, that ...
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Gboard: How to define word in Personal Dictionary when keyboard doesn't use roman alphabet?

When adding a entry into personal dictionary, what do you set as the "input shortcut" when your keyboard doesn't use the roman alphabet? I use a Traditional Chinese Cangjie keyboard (which ...
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How to add a word to the Voice Typing recognition list?

I need to frequently say the word "olivette". I added it to my keyboard dictionary. Voice Typing ALWAYS interprets it as "all of that". It doesn't learn from my correcting it. A ...
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Stop the keyboard from suggesting words from all downloaded languages

I recently installed 4 languages on Samsung Galaxy S10+. To my surprise, regardless of the language I choose to write in (= scroll to), it seems to suggest words in all 4 of them simultaneously. It ...
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View the keyboard's list of learned words? (user dictionary)

Is there a way to view a list of all the words the keyboard has learned from my input? My dictionary saves things like passwords and they pop up as auto-suggestions (!!!!!) which is a monstrously ...
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Keep getting strange words in Google Keyboard's dictionary

I keep getting strange words getting predicted by Google Keyboard's dictionary. I know I've never used them and doubt they would've come with the keyboard. One example is "Lync". I think ...
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How to disable system autocorrect?

Gboard has a toggle to disable/enable spellcheck completely, but using 3rd-party keyboards such as AnySoftKeyboard or SwiftKey shows this red-underline and suggestion-box that cannot be disabled. The ...
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How can I import a list of words and shortcuts into my Android Personal Dictionary?

jc able ab about bv above ac account This is a sample of the words and shortcuts that I'm trying to add into my Personal Dictionary. I've tried exporting my current dictionary with shortcuts and ...
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Android Phone - Can I set a 3rd Party Dictionary as the Default Dictionary?

New to the Android ecosystem. My phone has a default dictionary: 'Collins English' which I downloaded and installed. I also have installed a 3rd party dictionary which is superior in many ways (for ...
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import words in android personal dictionary

I have a json file exported from a 3rd party app keyboard and I wanted to know if there is any way I can import it in Google Android Dictionary (so that gboard keyboard app can utilize it).
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What does "staged" mean in the context of dictionary download?

Google search can't answer my question What does staged mean? Sorry I'm a pretty new to the tech thing
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Is it possible to successfully adjust predictive text for offensive words?

I am using a oneplus 5t, and Gboard. I use signal to text. I have cleared the personal dictionary within gboard, and I have also enabled "do not make offensive suggestions" in the keyboard options. I ...
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Change default Chrome built-in dictionary

I have Samsung Galaxy S7 on Android 8.0 Oreo. I have recently noticed that once I select a word in Chrome, I get an option "Dictionary" that would take me to this app. This is the icon of ...
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S8 Keyboard Missing Simple Words?

Occasionally I'll find a simple word that's missing from my Samsung Galaxy S8's default keyboard. The most recent example was the word hops. It kept changing it to hopes. Have I done something ...
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Bulk word import into Gboard

I moved from my Redmi to Mi Mix 2 now and used the Mi Mover app but unfortunately, the words in my used keyboard Gboard weren't restored. Neither does the internal synchronization work, it says ...
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Can I get Voice to Text to spell my daughter's name correctly?

Let's say my daughter's name is Danny. But she/we spell it Dani. Every time I use her name in VTT it is misspelled Danny and I have to correct it. PITA. I've tried adding the name correctly spelled ...
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Add a custom word to Google Japanese keyboard

I am wanting to type a word in Japanese that has a unique reading (not the standard onyomi or kunyomi). As such, I'd like to add it to the Google Japanese keyboard so that I can simply type the kana, ...
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Batch remove entries from Multiling dictionary

In the Android dictionary, there are hundreds of abbreviations and all-caps combinations that are hardly ever used. However, when typing, these words keep popping up instead of the intended words. ...
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Where did the google dictionary listen button go (on my Samsung Galaxy Phone)?

I use a Samsung Galaxy E7 mobile phone with the latest Google Chrome web browser installed. My android operating system version also up to date. Since yesterday, I experienced that the 'listen' button ...
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Bulk add words to the user dictionary in Android 7.1.1 without root

I'm aware that since Android 6, Google doesn't allow apps to access the user dictionary anymore. I have a user dictionary of about 500 words, which would be an incredible pain in the back to insert ...
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Gboard Personal Dictonary not working

I've scoured the web for answers to this and have yet to find a solution. I have added a few words to the personal dictionary in Gboard settings and they aren't working. Trying to create shortcuts for ...
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Backup the system's "Personal Dictionary" on Android 7 and import on different phone?

I'm using the Google Keyboard (Gboard) on my Nexus 6p. I have a bunch of words in my system's Personal Dictionary (viewed by going to Settings -> Languages & input -> Personal Dictionary), and ...
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Problem downloading add-on dictionaries on Google Keyboard (Gboard), can it be downloaded in different way?

Using Lenovo A6010 Plus with the latest update of Android 5.0.2. Here is the problem: When I go to GBoard Settings > Dictionary > Add-on dictionaries, I simply look for the language I want to ...
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How to increase the size of Android 6's personal dictionary?

When adding new words to the dictionary, old words keep getting forgotten. It feels like I can only add about 1000 words (might be off, but that's the order of magnitude). Words disappear in the order ...
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How to have many langages or none in Andoid default Spell check and autocompletion?

I type many languages. To have one language, is more problematic because of auto completion.
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How can I create a keyboard shortcut for a phrase?

On Apple iOS, there is a section in the settings where you can assign a letter sequence ("shortcut") to any text you want. When you type that letter sequence, the text you assigned to it shows up as ...
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Android ignoring imported dictionary

I recently upgraded from Nexus 5 to Nexus 5x. I used the automatic process to move my data from the old device to the new, and everything went smoothly, except for the dictionary. I type in Hebrew (I'...
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Is "save to dictionary" option from keyboard removed in Android 6.0.1?

I have a stock android. When I was running Android Lollipop, I had an option to type a word, long press on it, and an option would pop up above the keyboard to add that word to the dictionary. Now I ...
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Install additional dictionaries to AOSP

I would like to install an additional dictionary to my Android keyboard (AOSP), is there any way to do so which would not imply installing another keyboard?
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How to change book language in Google Play Books

Does anyone know how to change the language of a book in Google Play Books? I uploaded a portuguese book (epub) to Google Play Books, but when I highlight a word, the app does not recognize that the ...
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Editing personal dictionary on Android 6

As it seems Android blocks third party apps from editing the personal dictionaries for some reason. I just upgraded from Android 4 to 6 and want to import my personal dicitonary, but the apps I've ...
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Dictionary not learning new words

Since the last firmware update, my Android 4.3 phone is unable to learn new words. It is not suggesting to me any new word that I previously typed, so I deduce that new words aren't being added to ...
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Delete words from the built-in dictionary?

Using Android 6. Auto correct usually works very well, so I don't want to turn it off. However on some occasions it stubbornly 'corrects' some words which I don't want, which is extremely inconvenient....
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Google Keyboard Esperanto Dictionary

My goal To have Google Keyboard predict Esperanto words. Current Status As of posting date, I am using the most updated Google Keyboard app, on Android L. The Esperanto keyboard is present and ...
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Google Keyboard crashing caused by latin input

PAC ROM 4.4.4 SGS3 & N7 Google Keyboard keeps crashing with this stack trace: java.lang.RuntimeException: Error receiving broadcast Intent { act=android.intent.action.PACKAGE_ADDEDdat=package:...
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What are the required .aar files for aarddict?

I checked their wikipedia english dump which is about 14GB and opening it with utorrent I saw there are 4 or 5 seperate files. Do I have to download them all to aarddict to be functional or can I ...
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How to enable voice button on android version of GoldenDict?

Android version of Goldendict has a 'say' button that should play the pronunciation of the current word. However it's disable for me. How should I enable it? I guess I should copy sound files to a ...
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Can I edit Play Books dictionary?

When reading on the Google Play Books app, there can be a lot of names or locations to remember. What would be perfect is a way of editing the dictionary to allow custom entries in which I can enter ...
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How to remove images from dictionary

How can I stop Google dictionary offering me pictures when I type words? If I type "happy"... I want the word not the image (☺). It's so annoying. Thanks.
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Add an email address as a shortcut in Android phone

I am using an LG G2 phone with the standard keyboard. I wanted to add a shortcut or entry to the personal dictionary so that I wouldn't have to type out my email address all the time. However it is ...
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How to edit Sony Xperia J dictionary

I like to use the built-in dictionary that suggests words when I use SMS or Hangouts. It works okay but I'd like to edit some of the words it suggests. Where can I edit the built-in dictionary? Is ...
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Better Russian dictionary for Android's autocorrect?

The built-in Russian dictionary is extremely small and I keep adding new words to it every day. Is there a better one anywhere on the web?
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How do I clear keyboard/autocorrect history on the Galaxy s4?

I let my younger cousins play on my S4 from time to time, but now I have found that all the words they have used are the first to come up when I use my phone to text. It has gotten quite irritating. ...
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Remove word from autocorrect - Six Android versions and three phones later

Okay, so I've seen this question asked before, but literally none of the solutions has ever worked for me, and I've now gone through three phones and six iterations of Android, multiply versions of ...
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Shorcut Field missing in Android Keyboard 4.3 Personal Dictionary Entries

While trying to add entries in the Personal Dictionary, you first enter the phrase and then on clicking done, it asks you to enter the shortcut. My new Xolo Q1000 Opus 2 phone has Android 4.3 and ...
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Ultimate solution to delete a word from Android slide keyboard's core dictionary

Everytime I write my daughter's name (Ala) on my Galaxy Nexus (with Android 4.3), slide keyboard always corrects that to Alla. There is no such word in Polish (used by me) language / directory. And ...
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How do I edit Minuum's custom dictionary?

I've noticed that every time you tap on a "new" word, Minuum adds it to its custom dictionary verbatim, i.e. if it happened to have a capital letter, it will gets saved with the capital letter. How ...
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In Android, does my Google account saves my custom words from the dictionary of the keyboard?

In Android, does my Google account saves my custom words from the dictionary of the keyboard? Additionally, is there a way to import/export that custom dictionary?
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Second spellchecker doesn't work

I have a Nexus 4, and I'm using Google keyboard on Android 4.3.1. When I switch the keyboard language from French (the system language) to Polish, spellchecking stops. I have the polish spell-checking ...
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