Typing in Filipino/Tagalog on iOS

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  1. anthro

    anthro Member

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    Perhaps, I'm not the only one here who occasionally type in Filipino, especially when writing SMS. Whenever I do, autocomplete and the spell checker (the red broken underline) aren't my best friends. Is there a tool that would make it easier for us to type in Filipino/Tagalog on the iPhone and iPad? Maybe, a keyboard dictionary import?

    What do you guys use? I know the iOS keyboard will learn the words I use overtime, but more decent solutions are much more than welcome
     
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    Why not just turn off the Auto-Correction and Check Spelling feature?
     
  3. Gesh

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    If you often which between Tagalog and English text, another solution(whenever typing in Tagalog) is to put a letter (any will do) in front of the cursor. This will prevent any auto correct and you won't need to keep going into settings to turn Auto-correction on and off.
     
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    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    mmm.....great idea for Pinoy app developers: autocomplete or correction for Pilipino (Filipino) words for SMS.
     
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    just disable auto-correction and your good to go. the thing is, if your uncomfortable with the feature, and as long as there is an option to switch it off, just go ahead and disable it. :)
     
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    ^uhm, but I assume he'd want the feature to be on for when he sends English SMS. Toggling it on and off is just a bit too bothersome.

    I do this, too. put any extra letter to 'reject' the autocorrect, then backspace to delete the extra letter. :)
     
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    with the iPhone 4s, i get the best of both worlds: siri for english and disabled auto-correct for proper nouns and other romanized languages. :)
     
  8. artemis

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    Just enable auto-correct, as long as you don't use txt-speak and are consistent with how you spell tagalog words, the phone will pick up Filipino words. It even corrects my tagalog:)). Just make sure to religiously x the suggested word box(when it pops up)/correct if the word if it autocorrects and the phone will learn tagalog.

    I'm even amazed that it can learn context. Ex: I normally text 1 word to my trainer to let him know im on my way, and eventually i only had to type the 1st 3 letters and the phone already knew what i wanted to type.

    Of course nothing is 100% and it also corrected wrongly(lol). But in my experience it has helped more than it didn't
     
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    Or you can simply press "X" next to the suggested autocorrect word to cancel the suggestion.
     
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    ^that's hit and miss kasi sa akin. Hirap hulihin nung 'x'. Lol.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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    Agree on this!
     
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    i dont turn my autocorrect off. the phone learns the Filipino words, anyway.
     
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    In previous iOS 5 betas, Tagalong keyboard is present in the list of keyboards. It went away in succeeding beta firmware versions. I guess I was the only one before that was using it. :p

    Here's a picture of it:

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    Unfortunately, iOS is still too restrictive to make this possible. This idea would work on Android though.
     
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  16. PatrickGaerlan

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    Here's a tip -- there are several Tagalog words that I use often that iPhone (annoyingly) auto-capitalizes, e.g. Kung, Lang, Ang.

    What I did was add these words to the Keyboard Shortcuts (Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts) and voilà, no more auto-caps!
     
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    Thanks, Patrick. I did that and it worked.
     
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    can the default iOS/iPadOS Filipino/Tagalog keyboard do a good job for Taglish?
     

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