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    I second this! I want to be able to add in shortcut words and edit existing words that keep giving me the wrong word!
    I'd even like it if I could type in something like 'XD' and it automatically filling the joy emoji 😂.. Or to create any number of shortcuts for more obscure emoji.

    All in all an edit dictionary would make this really powerful.

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    That's not really use cases of my suggestion. With it, you could see/change what's in the dictionary. What you are saying needs you to already know the words you search.
    Shortcut words: You can set them in the clipboard: Swipe the top left edge of your keyboard (three lines) to the right, go to the clipboard tab and press "Edit clipboard".
    Emoji predictions: Somewhere in the settings there should be an option for emoji prediction. And if you don't want to rely on the automatic predictions, you can set them with the clipboard manager again.

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    The best dictionary is one that can be edited. You don't have to be able to see the entire dictionary, just deleting and adding words... Gboard is close to this, but not good enough.

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    Zeev Evgeni N.

    Bump. Important feature that is very needed

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    John Dewey

    I have been using this awesome keyboard for years. And for years this one missing feature has bugged me. Really bugged me when I think about it. The stock answer SwiftKey gives is "it's not technically possible" which is an absolute load of malarkey. Hooie. Cow paddies. Donky dung. Bear poo. Dinosaur....
    I digress. It adds words whenever it thinks you want it to. And takes them out when you tell it to. Which assumes one knows they are spelled correctly. Us dyslexics, 10 percent of the population, don't. The arrogance of the designers of this awesome product. to assume everyone is like them, and knows if words are spelled correctly. Seldom does some person or product make me so aware of my disability as this keyboard app, that makes no attempt to help with spelling.Either by showing what words have been added because they were not 'in the dictionary' or because they do not recognize what has been typed in. To track what has been added is simple. One line of code could add those to a seperate file when 'learned'. Stash it away somewhere hard but not impossible to find. Add one more line to delete them as they are 'unlearned.' Referring to animal dung gives too much credit to their odd excuse of impossibility. OK. Because everything takes longer than originally estimated, I will multiply my estimate by ten. Wow, now we are up to 20 lines of code. That would ruin everything for sure. Russian hackers could end the world. However, as the world was ending, I would atleast be able to open that file, see what's there, and unlearn all the strange typos and dyslexic moments.

    About once a year I waste an hour or two looking to see if they have finally added this simple feature, and then posting about the fact that they have spent another 12 months saying "oh no, that's not possible."
    Well, I will end this frustrated missive by pointing out that's what they said about beveled sidewalks for wheelchairs and strollers, and making bus travel accessible to the old and the young in wheelchairs, and what they said when people suggested segregated lunch counters and bus seats were maybe wrong.

    Yea, thats how this feels. To build this amazing keyboard, and yet arrogantly refuse to add a feature that would greatly improve a significant portion of the population's lives.

    See you in another year. I hope by then I will be thanking you for adding this ability.

    John

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    Hi John,

    I have switched to GBoard since I made that suggestion. It also doesn't let me view the dictionary (but I haven't dug around in the app data as much yet as I have with SwiftKey) and it has similarly bad swype detection, but at least it has unobtrusive autocorrect and less garbage words in the dictionary. If you mistype a word, it highlights it with a red squiggly line (like in Word) and if you just typed a word or are in the process of typing it, it suggests completion or corrections. It's so good even that I can type a total mess in a shaking bus and it still detects the right word. So you basically just have to type how you think it's spelled and click on the first suggestion. Often I don't even pay attention to what I'm typing anymore and just click the first suggestion after every word.

    In short: I recommend you to switch to GBoard. It also doesn't have this feature, but in your specific case you don't need it with GBoard.

    For the SwiftKey programmers: This suggestion is still active, I still want this feature. Maybe I even switch back to SwiftKey if you implement it. All it would take would be to store the dictionary in a readable format. That's not difficult. If you programmed your software well, a single programmer could do it in a week, a really good one maybe even a day.

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