Turn autocorrect off?
Reset keyboard dictionary?
Add problem words to the dictionary?
Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts
Train AC to learn how you talk in messaging?
Also, check your region settings, AC may have a few variations of Hochdeutsch depending on your region. (just a theory, but never hurts to check)
Example, If you're Austrian but the region on the phone is set Germany, well it's not friendly for a dialect because it's assuming you're using High german.
There is no Autocorrect dictionary that could ever understand the Voralberger dialect in Austria. So, you may have to just re-train AC for what you need it to do.
Turn ac off? Seriously?
Dictionary is resetted and adding every german word, that has a pendant with/without umlaut, could not be the solution as well.
And training does not help either. I'm doing it for years now.
It is standard Hochdeutsch and the region is correct as well.
This is just a bug that needs to be fixed.
Why does ac change a word that is correct?
Ok, just checking every base I could think of.
I'm native english, Autocorrect learns what I type all the time, so its odd to not see it happening with you. It has learned some Austrian on the USA keyboard, it doesn't try to correct them anymore.
You may want to turn off Check Spelling, it may be a bug with that function. Try and see if it reduces the number of autocorrected words. I think the CS function may not be seeing the special characters correctly.
You may have hope for iOS 7, otherwise I have no idea what to do other than to slow down when typing.
Thanks for your thoughts.
I may have expressed myself wrong. It is not a typo when this problem occurs. So slowing down does not help.
Both words exist (musste and müsste). Both writings are correct. But they have slightly different meanings.
So even when the word I write is absolutly correct and has no typos, AC changes it to the version with umlaut and makes the meaning wrong.
Have you changed hardware and software keyboard to German?
I tested it on different devices with different results. On my iPhone it changes "musste" to "müsste" in the first word I write. The same on a friends iPhone. On my iPad it behaves a little bit different. When it is the first word or behind some other words, it doesn't try to correct it. When I write it after some verb like "sagen", it corrects it to "müsste".
I'm going to test this on other devices and let you know what's the result. But I'm sure it's not specific to me and it's reproducible.
Sven Werdehausen wrote:
On my iPad it behaves a little bit different. When it is the first word or behind some other words, it doesn't try to correct it. When I write it after some verb like "sagen", it corrects it to "müsste".
Further testing shows that my iPod and my iPad both behave the same way, like your iPad.