How to add custom words to Windows Phone 8 dictionary?

henyfoxe

Ok, to be honest, when I say “custom” I actually mean profanity. When I’m exchanging messages with my friends, it is not uncommon for us to use language that is a little off-color. With WP8, I have been unable to figure out a way to add those words but it will not allow me to do so (and I’m just talking about the standard sort of words that George Carlin used to joke about, nothing particularly exotic). I am not 8, I do not need to have my language censored by my phone. It’s annoying to be unable to use speech to text naturally or even type them in without typing every “gosh darn” letter every “freaking” time.

Answer this Question

Answers

3 total
jimlynch
Vote Up (15)

Sounds like Chris has the right answer to this.

stephenb
Vote Up (15)

 It’s easy to add words, but unless Microsoft has changed something recently, it is not possible to add “Rated R” words. Mother Microsoft just says, "Nope. You can’t add them." Microsoft does not like blue language and therefore you should not either. 

Christopher Nerney
Vote Up (15)

According to this Windows Phone site, it's pretty easy:

 

"If you'd like the phone to recognize a particular word in the future, type the word, then tap the Plus Sign (+) next to the word in the suggestion bar."

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
An open-source project has released the first free application for the iPhone that scrambles voice calls, which would thwart government surveillance or eavesdropping by hackers.
Twitter more than doubled its sales in the second quarter, the company reported Tuesday, showing a strong advertising business.
Now that BlackBerry has fallen significantly behind Apple and Google in the race to offer features and third-party apps for its smartphones, the company is concentrating on providing devices that, it claims, have the strongest available security -- the killer feature for the enterprise.
New Dynamic Perspective sensors help boost cost, though display costs are minimal, IHS says.
Pushbullet is great for quick and dirty file swapping between your Windows PC and Android.
If you're looking for a place to stay where you can hole up with Netflix in the evening, avoid some of the hotel industry's biggest names.
If you like to send messages via Facebook when you're on the move, get ready to download a new app.
New York start-up goTenna has created a portable antenna that could come in handy when cellular service is unavailable.
The organizers of the FirstNet LTE public safety network have the frequencies and standards they need to build the system, and they know where the money's coming from. They know how to get there from here, but it won't be a quick trip.
IT leaders need to learn how to manage the evolving legal, privacy and compliance issues of SMAC contracts.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+