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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  • AdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 Lang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

  • AdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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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