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Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Thu Oct 2 06:39:39 CEST 2008

On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 00:19:50 -0400 Joel Newkirk <freerunner at> babbled:

> On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 13:11:21 +1000, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
> <raster at> wrote:
> > for entering sms/email/"human stuff" its great. if the word is not in
> your
> > dict
> > - it will be listed always at the top of the long-suggestions list (tap
> > the
> > top-left arrow). it will then be added to your dict. as you use words
> > their
> > "Frequency count" goes up and is stored. it learns what words you use a
> > lot and
> > tends to offer them as predicted corrections much more accurately once
> you
> > have
> > been using it for a bit.
> Can you offer the ability to weight the personal dictionary?  IE, either on
> write or on read, scale the frequency by a configurable factor? Force any
> entries there to come up first regardless of frequency?  And for that
> matter, how does it handle the case where the built-in dict has no
> frequency data, but the user dict does? (I presume this is the 'default'
> situation)

the personal dict has frequency in it - and it always takes preference. any
word you use will go into the personal dict as its weight will have changed
(the system dict has no weights so all entries are assumed "1"). so from then
on personal dict is "king". each word has a weight. words with higher weights
are more likely to match - but that also depends how far off your typing is
too. in generally you will find that the more you use a word the more it is
either the default correction choice or that it is one of the very top
candidates and is instantly visible (if its short enough). generally the longer
the word the fewer dict candidates so it tends to get it right more reliably

just try it! be patient - teach it things it doesn't know (names and proper
names may not all be there as well as slang and shortenings like "2day" and
"4ever" sms-speak), and as you use it and select the corrected word you want it
will get much better at guessing your habits. it definitely does. i've tried it
out a lot!

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