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Bing (Cloud) powered spell checker improvements

The spell-checker provided by the OS is fairly limited IMHO. I find Bing Search is much better at correcting spelling

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      • Kevin RingerKevin Ringer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to add to your list:
        + double space changes to period/full stop - but if you want a period/full stop after a suggested word you have to backspace because it has already inserted a space - so why not make it work like the double space ie if you've just inserted a suggested word which automatically inserts a space, then if the user presses space again the software turns the two spaces into a period/full stop.
        + Remeber case when deleting eg if I've turned on capitals for someone's name then realise I've pressed the wrong key and have to delete the phone should remember that the character should be a capital.
        + If I hit the wrong suggested word then delete a character, the suggested words don't re-appear until I've typed another character. We need it to change so that delete brings up exactly the same suggested words that were displayed before the character was pressed.
        + Software needs to tune into the user and suggest based on words commonly used by the user. Eg I use "I've" a lot but the suggestions keep on coming up with "I'm", "I'll" etc.
        + Spell check all entries including words with capitals.

      • thommckthommck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        More details - This topic is a general place to vote for improvements to the spell checker/dictionary used on the OS. For some reason I was only able to add a short description?!?

        Improvements needed
        + Use cloud-based dictionary with higher intelligence. I can type in a word in an SMS and it won't be able to suggest the correct spelling. However, if I search the same word using Bing it says "Did you mean [correctly spelled word]".
        + Numbers in auto complete/spell check; Most people have at least one letter in their username or email, so we need to add words with numbers to the custom dictionary. (http://bit.ly/vzgzQ7)
        + Spellchecking from contacts when addressing text, email, or calling phone number. Now there's no spellchecking help for fat-fingering Would also speed up form-filling when using IE (http://bit.ly/vhRUGx & )
        + Space button & suggested words in texting. The OS spellchecker doesn't seem to understand that it is being used by small phone keyboard. It should be intelligent to know that I am more likely to hit the adjacent key or space bar than I would on a desktop keyboard! (http://bit.ly/scsMWZ)
        + Auto suggest usernames, email addresses etc (http://bit.ly/t5yoC5 & )
        + Spell checker and word completion should work in multiple languages (like how Desktop version set current input language) (http://bit.ly/w0KnHR)
        + The custom dictionary should be linked to the Windows Live account. This could then be used in Windows 7/8 as well as the phone. this would be a fantastic improvement for users.
        + Ability to edit the custom dictionary. Sometimes I add a word by accident and then it keeps coming up where I don't want it too!
        + Fine-tune auto-correct/auto-suggest. E.G. My wife's name is "Kat" but it always auto-corrects it to "Kay". It should remember that always choose Kat

        Please add comments describing how you would like the spell-checker improved!

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