Everything is great except for an inexplicable problem I have when typing on the keyboard (HTC Sense input). No swype, just typing.
Normally, if you type a word that isn't in the dictionary, it displays the word you actually typed on the "word bar" that pops up. It shows up on the leftmost side. If you tap the word, it will be added to the dictionary. To the right of that word is the word it thinks you meant to type. If you just press space, it will auto correct to that suggested word. So far so good, this all makes sense.
Now, I have an extremely annoying problem. Say I want to type the word "jellybean." I am very careful to press each letter exactly, and can see the letters that pop up above the individual keyboard letters as I am typing. All correct. However, rather than showing that I typed "jellybean" it shows "helkybean." It does this kind of thing with almost every word. Another example, I'll type "morning." The word that shows up is "nirbibg." This appears on the leftmost side of the suggested word bar, implying that this is what I actually typed, and just to the right of that (first suggested word) it shows "morning." In other words, the phone seems to think I typed "nirbibg" when I meant to type morning.
I am totally baffled as to why this happens. Even if the calibration is off, I am clearly pressing the right keys! The correct letters are shown in the little popup as I'm typing. Why, oh why in the world would this be happening?
Here are some more examples, first showing what I'm actually typing and what the phone seems to think I am typing. I am being very careful to push each letter exactly:
Hello, how are you doing?
Hekki, hiw are yoy diibg?
This keyboard is really frustrating me.
Tgis jeyboard us reakky frustratubg ne.
This makes absolutely no sense at all.
Tgus najds absikuteky no sebse at akk.
Clearly this is a practical joke of some kind.
Ckearkg this is oractucak jije if sine kind.
Riding the Saturn 5 rocket must have been quite an experience.
Ridibg tge Saturb 5 ricjet nust have beeb quute an exoeruebce.
Also, I will type a word like "of," pressing each letter correctly, watching the pop-up confirmations show the correct letters, and still it types "if."
I have bilingual prediction off, and the keyboard language is English. Swype is off, though it didn't seem to make any difference whether it was on or off. My dictionary contains the usual naughty words that everyone must add at some point, with no such gibberish. If I just type normally, the gibberish word auto corrects to the right word when I press space, but I'd like to know why it even shows up in the first place when I clearly typed the correct letters!
I am sure this is a simple fix but I am just totally baffled as to why this happens. Any ideas? For what it's worth, this only seems to happen when I type in landscape mode.