1. zinrai's Avatar
    Hey everybody, I'm a recent iPhone to WP convert. Loving the OS so far, but I ran into one issue today. Sometimes I like to use the contraction "that'd" (as in "that'd be fine"). The phone won't autocorrect "thatd" to "that'd", but "that'd" does show up in the suggested word bar at the top of the keyboard. Because of this, I'm not able to add "that'd" to the dictionary and it won't autocorrect. Does anyone know a way around this?
    04-23-2012 12:54 PM
  2. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    I'm not sure im following this correctly. If you type out a word and tap it to highlight it, then in your suggestions bar there should be a + sign next to it. tap that and you should be alright. But still, not sure if I followed that correctly. Hope this helps.
    04-23-2012 03:47 PM
  3. zinrai's Avatar
    I have no clue why I wrote what I wrote. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense. :P

    Basically, I'd like the phone to add the apostrophe between "that" and "d" without me having to go into the symbols keyboard. There was something in iOS that allowed you to type shortcuts like this. You could tell it to interpret OMG as "oh my god" and stuff like that.
    04-23-2012 10:05 PM
  4. rbrunner's Avatar
    Please allow me to throw in some shameless advertising for my NickWrite app (see NickWrite Das Megos .NET-Weblog), because it does offer exactly such shortcuts, and some other things that make writing easier.

    Disadvantage is, of course, that you have to use this app to write; it can't replace or improve the built-in keyboard itself because of technical limits.
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    04-24-2012 01:37 AM
  5. gablody's Avatar
    Makes perfect sense! ;) I'm having the same issue on my Nokia Lumia 920. If I try and add "that'd" to my dictionary, it doesn't bring up the "+that'd" like it should, nor does it even list the word in its suggestions. Stupid phone!
    07-31-2013 06:27 AM
  6. gablody's Avatar
    I have to say that I'm finding the Windows 8 dictionary unspeakably irritating. After resetting the dictionary in desperation, words like "that 'd" (note the incorrect space) still cannot be changed to its correct form "that'd". This is shoddy work on the part of MS. I can only imagine that someone who cannot spell (or speak English) constructed this in the first place!
    07-31-2013 07:08 AM
  7. gablody's Avatar
    Solution: I downloaded a US English keyboard.

    Not only has this solved the issue of the badly apostrophised words in the UK English version, it also now automatically capitalises the first-person singular "I" .

    07-31-2013 07:39 AM