Romanian: the "-" (hyphen) symbol is a part of the many used words
The "-" symbol is a part of the many used words in Romanian. Some of them are very-very used.
1. într-o, într-un, dintr-o, dintr-un etc (place preposition + known/unknown article)
2. sun-o, întrebându-l etc (verb + personal pronoun)
3. s-o, să-l etc (verb particle + personal pronoun)
4. s-a, m-a, l-a etc (personal pronoun + verb particle)
There are a lot of this kind words associations in Romanian. Somehow, „-” has the same function like „'”(apostrophe) in Italian.
When entering a hyphen after a word, chances are we are writing a composed word, such as „într-o casă” (english: into a house). Unfortunately, after selecting a suggested word, SwiftKey enters a space automatically, leading to mind-boggling spellings such as "într - o casă".
Typing would be much faster and less troublesome if we had not to manually delete the 2 inserted spaces. Romanian never use spaces between a hyphen!
Also SwiftKey X should remember this kind of words. It's a must for any Romanian user.
In Romanian language there are many words written with a hyphen. They are verbs being conjugated.
Examples include: m-am, s-a, ti-am, s-au, v-am, v-ați, etc.
None of them are are recognised by the dictionary.
In Romanian is not so good as in English, not so good predictions and the words with -, like "intr-un", don't exist in the dictionary
Any news about this? Its still broken for Romanian users.
The last comment from the dev team was almost one year ago, but no update since.
This is important for Portuguese too.
It would be good if we could type the whole word and the hyphen be added automatically.
(swipe beta is able to do this.
Xavi Ivars commented
It also happens for Catalan
Stanislav Gruzdov commented
There's a lot of them in Russian language, for example: "как-нибудь", "какие-то", "кое-что" and so on. Now it's not so comfortable to use them.
Johannes Zimmermann commented
The same is true for German. We have a lot of words with hyphen (like S-Bahn, make-up, stand-by...). The auto space before and after a hyphen makes typing unnecessarily slow!
Olimpiu-Cristian Mihai commented
I also commented on this issue and given the same example like you, let's hope someone will see... If you want to understand what are we talking about look at the English words like "don't" "won't" it's not the same case grammar wise but it should help you understand the use of "-" character.
To any person speaking Romanian, and I think a ot of languages this is a must!
Words like „într-o/într-un” (into a), „văzut-o” (see her), s-o ajut (to help her) etc. need to be saved or suggested by SwyftKey like it does with English words with apostrophe (didn't, don't etc).
Instead of apostrophe, Romanian language use hyphen to make words shorter:
Did not = Dind't for English
Să o ajut = S-o ajut („to help her”) for Romanian.
Please fix it. It will improve the speed drastically.
I don't like that I cannot input hyphen immediately after a word without loosing auto-correction because if I don't press the suggested word (this automatically insert a space after the word) or the space button (that insert the suggested word with a space after it) the suggestion is lost.
Please add an option for remembering words with hyphen. There are a lot of common used words in romanian that need to be inserted in a text.
It's a must. Swipe is easier than SwiftKey for us, Romanians but your prediction is the best. Please check this request. It's a must!