How can we make PadKeys better?

Replace word that cursor is in, rather than split the word

Firstly thanks for creating the first grown up keyboard for an iPad.

Right now if you position the cursor in the middle of a mispelt word the keyboard proposes words based on the first part of the word and when you select one it splits the original word into two, replacing the first part of the word with the new one. It would be better if it considered the whole word and replaced the whole word with the new one, like most other 3rd party keyboards do. This could either be a standard feature or an option of you think the current behavior is potentially useful.

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    Geoff CostelloGeoff Costello shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    will do  ·  PadKeysAdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) responded  · 

    Thank you for the suggestion. It makes sense and we will schedule it for a future release.

    (I hadn’t realized third-party keyboards did things this way, probably because it’s difficult to end up in the middle of a word without cursor keys.)

    UPDATE: We haven’t implemented this yet mainly because we haven’t found any other keyboards / autocorrect implementations that work this way, and we’re worried it will clash with most users’ expectations. If anyone has any examples to point out to us, that might help. Thanks!

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      • PadKeysAdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) commented  · 

        Hmm, maybe that's an iOS 9 change? As I posted before system keyboard when I tried it did not work this way. (I do know some keyboards, like Windows Phone, operate this way if you select the entire word you want to correct, but unfortunately third-party keyboards are not given information about the selection contents.)

      • Jon LangJon Lang commented  · 

        Forget other third-party keyboards; the regular keyboard's autocorrect replaces the word the cursor is in rather than splitting it.

      • PadKeysAdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) commented  · 

        Actually, I just tried SwiftKey and the iOS system keyboard and they operate the same way PadKeys does ("splitting" the word). Can you let us know which 3rd party keyboard(s) with which you've seen the behavior you describe? I would like to see how it works.

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