iPhone auto-correct puts Euro tongues out of joint
'Stop cowwecting mie!!'
A Swiss web design company, Fruahjahr, has launched a petition to disable auto-correction on the iPhone. To many non-English users this is an even bigger nuisance than bad 3G reception or poor battery life.
It is almost impossible to write an email or an SMS message on the iPhone in a language other than English - the phone 'corrects' your words into English as you type. Truncated words are also problematic.
"At the time it is really not Apple-like," the petition site says. "Please let your developers make a simple switch button to turn autocorrection off (they probably will do that in 20 seconds, right?)."
So far thousands have responded. "Stop cowwecting mie!!", laments one user. "Eliminate l’autocorrezzioneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee," another. "Do we really have to wait until the iPhone 4G?"
Apparently, the option to enable or disable auto-correction is already there, but hidden. Some hacks have appeared to make the option visible.
Signatures will be accepted until September 30 and then sent to Apple. ®
I think the fact that you guys/girls are posting anonymously is saying something in the first place. Calling others names is something more about your own
The problem is how is the iPhone developer supposed to know when you a) don't follow an
Official dictionary. B) no other phone is providing the dictionary and c) you don't
Even dare to post your own name.
Stop whinging about an unoffocial dialect and get another phone that does support Swiss. Good luck.
Ps. I am off Dutch origin which is my native language. Very small amount of people in the world that speak/write it. And all you Swiss do speak either german, French or Italian anyways. So the choice is yours. You don't have to buy it, you can always go to the competition who might provide a choice. You have got a choice as a consumer and my advice is to vote with your feet and get something better. Good luck!
Many comments are arrogant, narrow-minded tripe
So all you guys who think that little Globe thing is the solution to all spelling correction problems think that the languages available include those required to correct sentences like "Cha chreid mi gu'm bi a chanuin so 'sa fon sin" or "Nish, ta Pobblyn Celtiagh kiarail sheeyney yn obbyr oc dys y çheer vooar Oarpagh"? Or you just think that people who use languages that the wonderful Apple hasn't inculded should have to put up with the auto-correction nonsense (and for our languages, it IS nonsense). Actually, the thing is probably hopless even in English: how many of "porpentine", "sleekit", "lauch" will it get right (just to pick three words that can be found in extremely well-known works). When I want to refer to a specific modern Q-Celtic language of dialect, instead of the generic "Gaelic" I am going to write "Gaidhlig" or "Gaeilge" or "Gaoluinn" or "Gaelk", and I'll bet the wrotten Apple phone screws up on those too.
The statement that there shouldn't be a way of turning autocorrect off is arrogant nonsense stemming from those narrow minded bigots who think that the languages they know about are the only ones in the world.
autocorrect on this thing does my frigging head in half the time, no matter how many times I write new entries it never remembers them, and always changes things to the wrong word, it takes me ten times longer to write a message than it ever did with good old numpad based predictive text, or a proper keyboard, with actual buttons, yknow; the thing that makes touchtyping possible,something you can feel