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iOS 13: Apple's handwriting recognition erases bad words


In iOS 13 or iPadOS, Apple's handwriting recognition should obviously hide certain words automatically. The new term filtering is shown in the handwritten input with the Apple Pencil in the notes app: swear words and other vulgarisms are replaced by an underscore in the transcription, which makes the title for the handwritten note, and thus rendered unrecognizable, such as developers with access Report on the latest beta of the iPad operating system.

Currently, Apple's word filter seems to take into account only English-speaking flaws, even terms such as "shit" or "ass" are consistently hidden. Even acronyms like "WTF" replace the notes app in the title proposal with underscores. German swear words are currently preserved in text form, it is said – if the handwriting recognizes them at all correctly. The word filter was first noticed by a Reddit user leaving a handwritten note in the app,

The handwriting recognition has been used since iOS 11 that iPad users can later search for their handwritten left notes. IOS 13 adds the automatically created title suggestions. If you enter the swear word in the system-wide search, the associated note is displayed with the term hidden in the title – the system thus captures it correctly.

The obscenities are preserved in the handwritten text, users can also customize the title proposal by keystroke and simply enter the deleted word there. When typing on the keyboard no indecent words deleted, emphasize developers.

There is currently no option to disable the dirty word filter. He is active even if no parental control function is used on the device. Whether the word filter is retained in the final version of iOS 13 / iPadOS remains open for the time being. For the general public, the update is expected to be released in September.

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