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Now Controversial Words Are Banned In iOS Spell Check


Apple doesn’t want to involve itself with hot button issues, even when it comes to the spell check feature in iOS. This means that if you misspell words such as “Aryan,” “virginity,” or “abortion,” on your iPhone/iPod touch or iPad, don’t look to Apple for assistance, according to The Daily Beast.

In a new analysis, the news site came up with two different misspellings for roughly 250,000 words. This included all of the words in the internal dictionary that ships with OS X. This information was then put into an iOS simulator. From this, they created a banned word list.

Provocative words aren’t the only ones missing from iOS 6.

The analysis also found that over 14,000 words that are recognized as words when spelled accurately, but that won’t be corrected even when they are only slightly misspelled. These words are usually technical in nature, or very rarely used. They include “nephrotoxin,” “sempstress,” “sheepshank,” or “Aesopian,” among others.

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Source: Associated Press


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