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GeneralI see the inventor of predictive text has passed away Pin
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I keep it turned off. Five reasons:

1) I divovered thst eveb if I mistake threee words contiguoslt thr resuly is more or less understandable. With predictive text it would be gibberish with random meaning, especially if instead of a mistyped character there is a different number of characters in the words.

2) Farker sends statistics and keeps a database of words typed in proximity of one another. Privacy much?

3) If I spoke a single language I could work with it. Two languages means a lot of back and forth (because apparently managing a single database with two languages merged together is for dummies) and since I switch seamlessly between Italian and International groups/forums/friends I just hate that.

4) It works perfectly fine for people with limited vocabulary. My English vocabulary may be limited but my Italian one is definitely not, and I always end up fighting against the predictive text rather than exploiting its power.

5) Italian has a lot of verbal tenses, 21 for the record, verbs ending also change (but may not) depending on the number and gender of the subject, and every word is gendered. That makes for a large number of combinations for the same word which make the prediction algorithm give up fairly quickly.

I used T9 and Predictive text for 15 years but I fare much better now that I disabled it. My only common problem on the phone is the spacebar ridiculously narrow, I often hit "n", "b" or "." instead of spacem makingnfor.terriblebspelling that.looksblike.hownmy dad writes texts.
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