Originally Posted by jibi
...SureType predictive text works based on complete words not individual letters combinations (so ruling out a letter early on doesn't always mean that it will be ruled out later, especially if a certain key combination completes a word).
Thanks...this is where I wanted this discussion to go. Quite simply, I disagree with this philosophy. Of course you have to base it on whole words, I'm not saying that's not the case. But if I've ruled something out already within the first couple of letters, in what cases will I want to see those letters again towards the end of the word? I honestly can't think of why the software continues to recommend a word to me even though I've already told it I'm not intrested in that combination of letters? It comes down to efficiency, clarity, usability, a great user experience (and helping out the user)
Please don't think I'm saying this is hindering my usage or that I'm knocking it. Most of my beefs with Sure-Type come from my own typos and missed key presses, and I'll assume that as I get better with the keyboard (and sure-type library builds) that these issues will lessen.
ps- I undertand about the lower priority of the apostrophe than the whole word but since the comma is a higher priority than the apostrophe, I still have to scroll anyway so why not do it at the end of typing? ...but I get your point.