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Predictive text

Postby Steve Holland » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:18 pm

I have just been trying to convince my computer that "Humbrol" is not "Tumbrel" and the predictive text was driving me nuts.
It reminded me that the man who invented predictive text has just passed away - his funfair is being held next Monkey.
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Re: Predictive text

Postby Nevadablue » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:07 am

I've always thought that we should all just leave whatever idiotic 'corrections' that the software wants to make. That should end the nonsense quickly... or not. I turn it off.
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Re: Predictive text

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:52 am

I think that is what some government workers actually do, looking at some of the horrendous mis-spellings in online government documents!
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Re: Predictive text

Postby Wenhaston » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:00 pm

Spell checkers aren't so hot. Going back a few years I'd written to the Finance section of my employer asking if I could buy some equipment for the next financial year out the the current years 'underspends'. Perhaps I should have hyphenated it as the spell-checker offered 'underpants' instead of underspends. Amusingly is was bad with names but made me smile by offering 'Cheat' for 'Keith' (incidentally the Finance Manager!) and 'Oven' for Yvonne who was the Catering Manager.

My old Smartphone wasn't so smart either, changing 'Shiraz' to shirts!

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