Manually add/remove learned words in Text Assist [webOS 2.x] | webOS Nation

Manually add/remove learned words in Text Assist [webOS 2.x] 6

by Adam Marks Sat, 28 May 2011 12:46 am EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher

webOS 2.0 brought a significant overhaul to how autocorrection works on your webOS device, even allowing you to add a word to the user dictionary as you type. But if you know of words that you want to enter into the dictionary, there is a quicker way to add them to the dictionary than using the autocorrect pop-ups. Just open up the Text Assist app ( ) and tap on the "Edit User Dictionary" button on the bottom of the screen. On the "Learned Words" tab, you will see a list of all the words you have already added to the dictionary, but you can also add or remove words from here

  • To manually add additional words to the user dictionary, just tap on the + sign on the bottom-left of this page and enter the new word on the next screen
  • To edit a learned word, just tap on it and edit the text on the next screen
  • To remove any words that have already been added (either manually or from the pop-up while you type) just swipe-to-delete the word off the screen and confirm the deletion


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Text assist has been kicking my butt recently... this is useful.

we need a system wide dictionary and ability to save the text edit from one phone to another. Meaning it should among other things saved up by cloud.

I have a question about autocorrect in webOS 2.0. If you happen to write e-mail and text in more than one language, can you easily switch between an English dictionary and a Spanish dictionary?


I can see having to add names, abbreviations, etc to the user dictionary, but it is amazing how many real words are not in the built-in dictionary.

What to do when you have confidured your webOS 2.0 device as "spanish" but you frequently write email in english or viceversa?
There is no real XT1 equivalent in WebOS, to my knowledge, after googling and browsing 10+ times...
Some people has suggested to modify /etc/palm/autoreplace/en_us/text-edit-autoreplace, but this did not work to me for unknown reasons. I created an script file in Linux (equivalent to batch file in MSDOS) including a line per word.
luna-send -n 1 palm://com.palm.smartKey/addUserWord '{"word": "Learned Word 1"}';
luna-send -n 1 palm://com.palm.smartKey/addUserWord '{"word": "Learned Word 2"}';
luna-send -n 1 palm://com.palm.smartKey/addUserWord '{"word": "Learned Word n"}'

And execute it in my webOS 2.0 device, to enable the most popular xxxxx second language words. They will not be predicted but at least will not be replaced or rejected by the machine.

Should anyone needs this the script just let me know. This script is a .txt file transferred to device and executed using WebOS Quick Install v4.2.2 Tools > LinuxComandline console.

Does someone knows how to make this an executable file by the webos 2.0 device?

I hope HP realize this app is a must for multilingual countries = Any in Europe...