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Voice typing С ответом0 проголосовали 2 прокомментировалиI am staying in Hong Kong, my mobile phone display language is English, sometimes I use the voice typing to input Cantonese / Chinese characters, it cannot be done and only output the English. I have tried this once, if I switch to use Chinese as my mobile display language, the voice typing can output Cantonese / Chinese, after I switched the display language back to English, no Cantonese / Chinese characters AGAIN. Used to be okay in previous versions.
The keyboard disappears.0 проголосовали 1 комментарий
Hi. I have a problem with SwiftKey installed on both my Samsung A52 and my tablet, Samsung.
When I start to print text, the first letter makes the keyboard shut down.
When I'm trying it for the second time, it works.
Could this be a bug in the system?
Has anyone experienced the same problem?
use shift-enter to actually behave like that, and not a normal enter. С ответом1 голос 1 комментарий
Best keyboard, if only had the option to use shift-enter to actually behave like that, and not a normal enter.
Word prediction only in selected language7 проголосовали 7 прокомментировали
Is there a way to disable the multi language prediction? I have german and english installed and it's totally annoying that the word prediction uses both languages at the same time. This causes many false predicted words.
I only want to have predictions in the current active language. Since it is so easy to switch between the languages by swiping the space bar I don't need any pseudo intelligent language detection.
Keyboard font size kannada thumb isn't visible at all. Please help me. С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийKeyboard kannada font size specially thumb isn't visible at all. Pls 😣help.
Lack of trending words in Chinese С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийAs an ex-SwiftKeyer who worked on this, it is sad to see that after so many years we are still facing the outdated lexicon/words in simplified Chinese. For the pinyin sequence "yiqing", one would expect "疫情" (pandemic situation) as top candidate. For a long time I switched to Gboard Pinyin Chinese input but I find it inaccurate, so I think I'd give SwiftKey another try after so long hoping we'd invested to improve the UX and the LM. Unfortunately it is even worse than Gboard. Wish we'd be better. None of the Chinese IMEs in Google Play is decent. SwiftKey can really have the Chance to stand out. Please bring my regards to the SDK team and the language release team, if they are still called so. Wei
IPA symbols19 проголосовали 10 прокомментировали
I wish I have the opportunity to use the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and the symbols that indicate the "quantity" in Latin words (long and short), on all the vowels. I'm a student of linguistics and I think it could help a lot of people.
Manuel De Sio, student of Linguistics
Alas, poor bullet points... I knew thee well.0 проголосовали 1 комментарийEver since I've switched to a Huawei Y6 2018, I've been making use of Swift Keyboard as it's the pre-installed (default) keyboard. I was a Google Keyboard user for some time; however, I've experienced perfornance issues on this device, so I've had to adjust to using Swift Keyboard and it hasn't been too bad. One feature of Google Keyboard I enjoyed is the bullet points symbols I can enter when typing out such lists, which I can't seem to find on Swift Keyboard despite my best efforts. Can anyone point me to where I can find or enter the bullet points directly from the keyboard? Thanks in advance!
Undo shortcut4 проголосовали 5 прокомментировали
I can't find any references to Undo keyboard shortcut. For example, to undo Delete or any other command. Am I looking in the wrong place or it doesn't exist at all?
Delete Options [suggestion] С ответом4 проголосовали 8 прокомментировали
I've recently switched to Swiftkey because I'm having some problems with Gboard. The one major thing I miss from that, however, is its wonderfully simple and intuitive 'gesture delete' function. You should really, REALLY check it out to see why it's so much better than just pressing and holding the del key and hoping you can release it in time to avoid deleting more than you wanted to. This is particularly important on a system like Android that doesn't offer any ctrl-z type undo options. All you do is swipe left off the del key until the text you want to delete is highlighted, then release to perform the delete. If you swipe too far you just have to slide back towards the del key a bit first. Simple!
I also find it mightily frustrating that the last word entered by flow typing can't be deleted with a single tap on the del key. That's how every other 'swipe' type keyboard app I've tried works and it seems pretty obvious to me it's how it should be. I realize this has been asked before and rejected, but I'd urge you to reconsider and at least make it an option.
Auto correct undo4 проголосовали 3 прокомментировали
I like auto correct, but sometimes what I type is what I want. It gets almost impossible to enter what I really want without going through a lot of hassle and taking time. If I turn off auto correct, then I loose its advantages. How do I quickly undo the auto correct that was just inserted and keep typing? Need a button to undo last auto correct.
Android go С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийUnsatisfactory sounds and disappearing swiftkey sih android go
Please include your own system-wide spell-checker (red underline) with the app.3 проголосовали 3 прокомментировали
First, I will clarify some things for those who may not know and for those who might assume that I am confusing spell-checker with keyboard input prediction.
Then I will:
Bring back a problem that has been called for attention many times and explain why it happens;
Explain why I think it matters and why previous suggested workarounds are sub-optimal;
Discuss Google’s (Gboard) chosen workaround;
Give my suggestion to fix the problem.
Input prediction (IP) (Auto-complete and auto-correction) is a feature whose main purpose in software keyboards is to allow the user to type faster. The keyboard suggests words before you type them entirely and correct words where there are typos. By auto-correcting, the keyboard allows the user to type without painstaking care and precision, which allows for faster typing.
Spell-checking (SC) is (usually) a feature of word processors or system-wide input fields (MS Word, Android, and Google Chrome for desktop, each has its own spell-checker independent from software keyboards or any input method). Its main purpose is to alert and correct the user about the orthography of a given language.
People who use simultaneous multi-language input prediction – a feature present on SwiftKey (and Gboard also) – start seeing a red underling in all words of one of the languages.
The reason is that, while SwiftKey’s input prediction does have support for multiple languages simultaneously, the android’s system-wide spell-checker active in the user’s phone (usually AOSP’s or Google’s spell-checker) does not have.
Here it has been suggested that the user should disable the spell checker:
Notably, this is also the approach used by Gboard (more on that latter), but I think this is far from the ideal because it forces the user to resort to input prediction (IP) as a form of spell-checking (SC). This is a problem because, as I said in the beginning, input-prediction is a feature focused on fast typing (as it should be) and not on orthography. To illustrate, imagine how a user uses IP as SC:
The user types the word and hopes that the keyboard will correct it automatically if it’s wrong. Except that, even when typing correctly, sometimes the first prediction (the middle one in SwiftKey) is not the desired one. And other times the prediction dictionary doesn’t have the desired word. For those reasons, the exact typed word is always shown as an option, typos and all (as it should be), and the keyboard memorizes anything the user decides to input (as it should be) either by typing space and accepting the middle prediction, or by selecting the desired word in the list.
The result is that the IP learns a lot of slangs, acronyms and jargon (as is should be), but also learns misspelled words. And the user has no way of knowing if the thing he/her has typed didn’t appear as the first (middle) prediction because it was wrong or because the neural network crystal ball simply got it wrong or because the word doesn’t exist in the IP dictionary. Also, sometimes the misspelling is so different from the intended word that the latter doesn’t appear in the prediction list, and sometimes the misspelling is even presented as the first (middle) prediction.
The clear solution to that in my opinion is to have a separate mechanism for checking orthography, the spell-checker, which has to support simultaneously multi-language input as well (chrome desktop browser has that). This is a second independent layer that runs after input prediction, and is not affected by the IP dictionary. And when the user decides to tap a word and include it in the SC dictionary it is a conscious deliberate decision.
How does Gboard deal with that
Here it has been said that SwiftKey cannot control the spellchecker, and that Gboard doesn’t break in the same way because it has “advanced system privileges that SwiftKey cannot access”. I’m not an android programmer, but from the tests I have done, it seems to me that Gboard has the exact same level of system access that SwiftKey has with respect to spell-checking:
If my selected system-wide spell-checker is the AOSP one, it behaves in the exact same way with Gboard as it does with SwiftKey. The thing that Gboard does different is that, along with the keyboard, the app installs a spell-checking service as well. I’m using LineageOS, which doesn’t come with Gboard or Google’s spell-checker, only the AOSP ones. And when I install Gboard, Google’s SC appears as an option.
Now, Google’s solution is far from the best in my opinion. For what I tested, the ‘Google spell-checker’ (installed by Gboard) simply disables itself if it detects that Gboard is being used and uses only the system’s language when it detects other 3rd party keyboards (exactly like the AOSP one). And I already explained my problems with both solutions.
Simply put together a simple spell-checker with simultaneous multi-language support and ship it within the SwiftKey app. I think this would be simple to do, just copy the default dictionaries of the SwiftKey IP as a starting point, but it would not have to deal with predictions and other complex features that a software keyboard has to deal with. Again, copy the dictionaries, any word learned by the IP should not be automatically learned by the SC.
The simplest implementation would be to have one hash table for each language. If the user decides to use two languages simultaneously, a new empty language-agnostic hash table is created. That way, when the user includes a new word to de dictionary, it is included in the language-agnostic one to avoid guessing the language of the word. Then, spell-checking a word is simply to query the word on 3 hash tables.
Why am I suggesting this to you?
Here it has been said that SC “was never a feature of SwiftKey itself”, and that it’s an Android problem.
Indeed, if only AOSP’s SC did support multiple languages simultaneously, this problem would be solved. But I use and prefer SwiftKey; AOSP’s keyboard still doesn’t have support for simultaneous multi-language input, suggesting that this support is also not in the horizon for AOSP spell-checker; and it’s more probable that Google’s engineers will fix this only in Google’s SC, in a way that works exclusively with Gboard (as it’s the case with the ‘auto-disable SC’ workaround).
And ultimately this is a problem that (to me at least) seems extremely simple to solve and is hurting your product.
Here are some treads complaining of SC-related problems that, while not necessarily being all related to multi-language support, could benefit from a simple Spell Checker shipped inside the SwiftKey app.
I’m conscious that I might be wrong about a number of things: There could be another workaround that solves the problem in a satisfactory way; There could be a barrier to install system-wide spell-checkers on android; Maybe spell-checking is harder than I think, even without grammar-checking or prediction; etc.
In that case it would be nice if someone could explain the situation in a more in-depth way.
Samsung fold 3 layouts not individual for inside and outer screen С ответом9 проголосовали 6 прокомментировалиJust bought a fold 3,the phone has settings for the inside screen keyboard layout which I use as thumb layout and a setting for the outside screen which is obviously narrower so I use the normal keyboard however I find that if I set the layout to thumb whilst using inside it always changes the outside screen to thumb also which is kind of annoying. Is there a way for this to be rectified?
Please create dual layout for folding phones1 голос 1 комментарий
I see several people complaining about lack of dual layouts for folding phones. Most of us use split keyboard for. Inner wider screen and regular for outer screens... We have to use regular Samsung keyboard since it recognizes the screen is open and changes keyboard layout.
Please have a feature where SwiftKey recognizes the screen is open and automatically changes to a second Layout!
Turn off embolden words0 проголосовали 1 комментарий
Bold faced words that auto turn into emojs. How do youcturn that off. Im an adult, i know how to read and i dont want pictures in my texts to make others think im an idiot.
Smart Punctuation С ответом2 проголосовали 3 прокомментировалиThe ability to disable smart punctuation in the beta app is a welcome feature. Now I can type email addresses without having to backspace the automatic "space" everytime. However with smart punctuation disabled, words after gesture flow have an automatic "space". So if you finish using flow to type a word, then insert a punctuation, there is a space between the word and the punctuation. Can you add the option to enable smart punctuation only for gesture flow? Or maybe have smart punctuation remove the space between words and punctuation in gesture flow ? My keyboard is in English (saying this because I read somewhere enabling the French keyboard could cause this) Thanks!
Shahrizalshafie68 С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийHow to get pictures To set up in Microsoft SwiftKey
Clavier ponctuation1 голос 1 комментарийquand je met une ponctuation (points, virgules) le clavier fait un espace or c'est tres enervant quand je tape une adresse zmail ou une url comment y remedier?
Clipboard timeout С ответом0 проголосовали 3 прокомментировалиSince Samsung disabled access to clipboard, would be nice to get an option to keep clipboard data for more than 1 hour. Also why some copied content from incognito mode for example, doesn't showing up on clipboard?
No languages are available on cesar installation С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийAs I don't have any languages I cannot type by using swipe over the keyboard letters
Cannot login to my account0 проголосовали 3 прокомментировалиI cannot login yo My account no latter what. I tried with Microsoft and Google account but yo no avail. I tried in Android and iPhone but it did not work. I cannot login to any account.
Broken Clipboard С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийHi there, I have this issue were my clipboard won't copy and paste certain messages I wanna copy, please help me fix this...
GIF filters/restrictions0 проголосовали 0 прокомментировалиI appreciate that SwiftKey automatically restricts the kinds of GIFs that show up. Just like Bing images and videos automatically being set to moderate. But I would like access to unrestricted GIFs as an option. "set to unfiltered". Love the product, thank you!
Transfer clips to new android phone С ответом1 голос 1 комментарийHow do I transfer clips/shortcuts from my old android phone to my new android phone?
Clipboard button disappeared on Android 12! С ответом0 проголосовали 2 прокомментировалиHello, since the Android 12 update on my Samsung phone, the Clipboard button that pop-ups when I select and copy a text or a word doesn't show up anymore. I'll put a screenshot link below to explain you what I mean, see link below. Why did SwiftKey disappeared this button?! It's something very crucial for me! Is there a solution for this? https://i.ibb.co/fFdzGqr/20190803-092028-5774.jpg
Punctuation and spaces6 проголосовали 4 прокомментировали
This is driving me crazy. I get spaces before, but not after, semicolons, colons, etc. But I get spaces after opening parenthesis and brackets. And spaces where there should be nine around apostrophes and quotation marks.
Consider these un-corrected lines:
Well go then ;don't come back.
Trey 'a coat
--(should have been "Trey's coat". Even tap-typing it didn't work the first time).
Why hasn't this been fixed yet? I love SwiftKey, but this is enough to drive me away.
Voice to text provider2 проголосовали 2 прокомментировалиVoice to text has changed for the worse period When I say a punctuation command comma SwiftKey voice to text now inserts the word instead of the symbol period
the keyboard went missing ... finally got it back0 проголосовали 0 прокомментировали
I'm using a Samsung S21 Ultra (Android 12, One UI 4.0) and as I was signing into a new app account the screen locked and the keyboard vanished.
I rebooted the phone, no change. I'm also now receiving a message that Google stopped working. After a little thinking, I went to Settings / Apps / Google and pressed on Force Stop.
That brought back the keyboard, which is a step forward, but it was the Samsung keyboard.
Long story short, it would seem there was a very recent update to the MS SwiftKey Beta that I'm guessing installed at the same time I was attempting to register a new app. (This was a legitimate app, the IMDb app.)
For good measure, I uninstalled SwiftKey Beta and reinstalled it.
Everything seems to be in order but for 15 minutes I was a little nervous. :)