Punctuation being Auto-Corrected?

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    Hello!

    When typing a message, my phone autocorrects the punctuation I type. If I am trying to type a sentence reading "It costs $20", it autocorrects the sentence to "It costs$ 20". Any symbol I type gets moved back to the last word I typed.

    A sentence reading:
    It is "cool"
    gets changed to:
    It is" cool"

    I've checked my settings and auto-punctuate and auto-correct are turned off. I am using the physical keyboard.

    Is there any way to disable this feature?

    Thanks so much!
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    Anyone have any ideas? :)
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    Sadly, no ideas; only an observation.

    If you try to type the following;
    It is "cool"

    you get;
    It is" cool"

    If you type
    It is "<backspace x2><space>"cool", it works.

    I do not know why it force-corrects once, then decides that you know what you are doing after.
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    Thats odd. I don't have that happen when I try typing: It is "Cool"
    It just shows up the way I typed it using the physical keyboard. I wonder if anyone else is having that issue. I don' believe i've changed any settings for auto correct.
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    Thanks for reporting it! Hope it gets fixed! :)
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    Ya it's super annoying, and it makes me want to not punctuate my sentances except I don't like looking stupid.
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    Oh, heck yeah... this is a major pain in the butt. Has anyone heard anything since September?
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    No news to report here. Same story different day.

    tappin and a talkin
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    By the way... I know that the majority of complaints I've read about this refer to the D2 and the physical keyboard, but this happens on my DroidX as well, and I don't have a physical keyboard.
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    Its not the keyboard, its either moto or androids native puntuation thingy (not sure what to call it) I have heard complaints accross the board.

    tappin and a talkin
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    Cool... thanks for the quick reply.
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    Any time.

    tappin and a talkin
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    Interesting to hear it's also on the DroidX. But I'm totally amazed that they have not resolved this glaring problem for so long. I find it extremely annoying especially since I use my phone extensively to type messages for both business and personal emails and text messaging.

    It would be very easy for the Moto (or Google?) developers to reproduce and I'm sure the fix would be simple as well.

    Oy vey!
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    Its a google thing I think. I used the new gingerbread keyboard for a while and it was the same thing there so unless it gets fixed before it gets officially released I think we'll be dealing with it for a while :/

    tappin and a talkin
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    Lol, I don't like looking stupid either. I'm also very frustrated with this issue. Mostly when I'm using quotes. I wish motorola would fix this.
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    Exactly! lol I use quotes a lot and it trips me up having to manually delete the quote to move it in it's proper place.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
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    I think I know the reason that it does this.

    The Droid is set up expecting us to use the auto-complete feature. When you select a word that way, it automatically puts a space after the word. If you want to end a sentence, it would normally look like this; "end of sentence ." with the space before the period. To "fix" that issue, it is set up to automatically remove that space before inserting the punctuation.

    Not a problem if you use auto-complete. Royal pain if you do not type that way. It would sure be nice if they gave us a way to turn off that feature, or at least recognize that we MANUALLY pressed the space button and want that space to be there.
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    This is the only issue I've had with my D2. If they ever fix it, it'd be a perfect phone, in my opinion.
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    If anyone from motorola actually owns a Droid 2, then this issue would be obvious and should be fixed eventually.

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