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    Nadrigol

    This has been discussed a lot in the past, and there's always been resistance to adding a dictionary. This is because the "learning" nature of the app replaces this. If you type a name or slang that the app wants to autocorrect, but you select the version you've typed from the left suggestion field, the app remembers that. Sometimes it takes a few manual corrections, but eventually the app stops correcting that word and starts suggesting it. When you first pick up the keyboard and are trying to get used to it, this feels slow, but once the kayboard has picked up most of your slang, this on the fly learning feels much faster than digging into dictionary settings.

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    I understand that, sometimes it seems to work well. I've been using the app for about 5 years but I still have problems with simple things like my kids names that it won't remember to capitalize. In the case of my kid Nick, nick has multiple meanings, although I never use the work except as my kids name but SwiftKey doesn't remember that. Access to editing the dictionary could fix that permanently and make the keyboard work better for me. I'd rather it fix it automatically rather than I have to go back and correct after I've typed many characters or constantly watching the bar to see how it comes up this time.
    Editing the keyboard would only add to the functionality of the keyboard, it takes nothing away and only those resourceful enough would go looking for it. I honestly don't understand the reluctance to make it available. It should work in conjunction with the autocorrect but override the autocorrect as it's manually entered by the user, improving the user experience.

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    Nadrigol

    Agreed. But this has been being discussed for years with little traction to be had. So I wouldn't hold your breath. Talking about it here will have little effect, but submit it as a feature request to add your name to the list of interested parties:

    https://support.swiftkey.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

    In the meantime, if "nick" is coming up often, and you don't use it as a word, you can long-press it and forget it, then type "Nick" a few times, manually choosing it if it tries to correct it. After you do this, it will never suggest "nick" and will in fact automatically correct to "Nick". I did this many times in my first year with swiftkey and very rarely now. I've partially come around to the dev's point of view on avoiding extra features in the options. Partially... I still think they should just open up all these niche features behind an advanced warning in the settings.

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    Thanks for the link Nadrigol, I will do that and thanks for the advice I'll try it.

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