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Today, Nokia beta labs announced something which I, among millions of others, have been waiting for. That was an application to edit your phone’s custom predictive text dictionary.
To some, this may sound a bit boring and dull. To me though, this is a god-send. How many times have you tried to ‘teach’ your phone a new word, only to then go and make a typing error? With this you can easily fix such things. Before, the only way around is was to delete your entire custom dictionary. Which was a course of action only for brave tinkerers and hackers.
The other cool feature is that you can import and export your custom words for transferring to other phones. Although, there’s another potential use of this feature which nobody else has mentioned. It occurred to me that if you could get your address book exported into a .csv file, you could import your entire address book into your custom dictionary. This would be useful especially for typing out strange street names or surnames. I haven’t tested this, and it would be complicated if you need to have one word per line in the import file, for example. Although a little bit of spreadsheet magic or script hacking could do it.