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How-to Remove T9 "symbol strings" from Voyager's internal dictionary

Discussion in 'LG Voyager' started by fletch622, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. fletch622

    fletch622 New Member

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    Hi all,

    My first post here. But hopefully one that someone can shed a little more light on moreso than the LG and Verizon tech support people I'd been dealing with.

    For all of you who own a Voyager (VX10000), there seems to be an annoying bug regarding the phone storing "symbol strings" into its T9 dictionary.

    I thought I was the only one having this issue, until I discovered this thread last night.

    In my specific case, after writing a message to a friend telling him that a job I'd been applying for would pay "$40-$50k/year", the Voyager has now stored this in its T9 dictionary for whenever the "$" symbol is used. (my default message entry mode is set to "Word") This occurs regardless of whether the flip is open (QWERTY keyboard - temporarily disables word completion under normal circumstances) or closed (traditional T9 predictive entry method).

    I am forced to delete twelve characters before I can have normal functionality of the "$" symbol; this is getting rather irritating.

    This scenario isn't limited to the "$" - on my phone, it also occurs with digits, "(", "%", and "=" as well.

    People have discussed changing the mode to "Abc" to temporarily alleviate the situation (mostly to avoid this quirk during QWERTY entry), but I was hoping someone knew of a more concrete solution to this.

    Verizon Wireless's tech support people informed me that they only maintain their text messaging service - the functionality and the software programming is maintained by LG themselves.

    LG's response to my tech support email:

    "Regretfully, you are not able to change the T9 texting. I do apologize for the inconvenience. -Ms. Kristi Electronic Correspondence Executive (ECE)"

    Contrary to LG's response, has anyone discovered a way to remove these irritating "symbol-string" entries from the Voyager's T9 dictionary (or wherever it is storing them) aside from restoring the phone to factory defaults?

    I discovered the BitPim application last night, but nothing shows up under the T9 section to delete; if anyone has any expertise in that area, I would appreciate that info as well.

    Thanks for your help!
     



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  2. Phases

    Phases New Member

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    Re: How to remove T9 "symbol strings" from Voyager's internal dictionary

    Using Bitpim, go into the Filesystem. Expand the root and look in the bottom folder t9udb.

    There is a file called t9udb_eng.dat. Right click and save it to your hard drive.

    The stuff is stored in there. If you dare to edit it and send it back to the phone - lemme know how it goes! I haven't done it yet, and probably won't considering I know how often I use the symbols and how quickly they will be back anyway.
     
  3. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    Re: How to remove T9 "symbol strings" from Voyager's internal dictionary

    Stickying this :)
     
  4. bennyboytx

    bennyboytx New Member

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    A suggestion. If someone where to take a Voyager fresh out the the box and extract this file with the t9 dictionary, could other's use it to do a "fresh restart" , so to say, on their phone?
     

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