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shftn2gear97

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Google Voice Typing and Censorship of my potty mouth.. So I have all of the settings configured to not block offensive language on both the Google keyboard settings and the Google voice typing settings within language and input on my Pixel 4. Is there a setting I'm missing because every time I say a curse word I still get the crazy asterisks
 

wolfu11

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Google Voice Typing and Censorship of my potty mouth.. So I have all of the settings configured to not block offensive language on both the Google keyboard settings and the Google voice typing settings within language and input on my Pixel 4. Is there a setting I'm missing because every time I say a curse word I still get the crazy asterisks

Did you disable it in the text correction sections of the Gboard app? I had to re enable it and disable it to get it to work.
 
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1dopewrx05

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Omg this is happening to me now too. For years I've had no problem and now it's censoring my curse words. I disabled options that block curse words in both texting and voice text through Gboard but it still replaces curse words with ***
Since changing the options do not give a different result my assumption is this is somehow server side with Google
 

krabman

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Oddly enough as you get older you tend to like cursing less and less, at least as a crutch instead of actually having a vocabulary. Still sometimes nothing quite works as well as a proper curse; an interesting tidbit is that the one that starts with F is the word most taken from the English language and used by others in their language with OK as a distant number 2. All that being said I'd try adding them to the dictionary, this got it working for me although it's kind of a work around. Not that I curse. Ok, maybe a little here and there...
 

wolfu11

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Omg this is happening to me now too. For years I've had no problem and now it's censoring my curse words. I disabled options that block curse words in both texting and voice text through Gboard but it still replaces curse words with ***
Since changing the options do not give a different result my assumption is this is somehow server side with Google

I'm still not being blocked it's gotta be a phone setting... Did you disable it through the Google app as well?
 
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dimm0k

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odd, never thought this block offensive words was mainly for voice typing, but now that I tried it, it's f****** censoring my s*** too! this f****** sucks!! definitely has to be a bug unless Google's gotten soft like people these days
 

EeZeEpEe

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odd, never thought this block offensive words was mainly for voice typing, but now that I tried it, it's f****** censoring my s*** too! this f****** sucks!! definitely has to be a bug unless Google's gotten soft like people these days
Clear your app data and try again. I would post a screenshot or video recording of all the curses I was just able to do perfectly fine but I don't want to get in trouble on the forums. [emoji23]

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1dopewrx05

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Clear your app data and try again. I would post a screenshot or video recording of all the curses I was just able to do perfectly fine but I don't want to get in trouble on the forums. [emoji23]
Cleared app data completely and set it up from scratch and it's still censoring. It's really annoying and inconvenient but also I'm glad this is the only problem I've had with my pixel. Some people have had much bigger and worse issues. I hope whatever it is does get sorted soon.
 

zetsumeikuro

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You have to disable it in the Google App under voice and then under Gboard as well. Under Gboard it's under text correction, unselect Block offensive words and it works now.
 

EeZeEpEe

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Cleared app data completely and set it up from scratch and it's still censoring. It's really annoying and inconvenient but also I'm glad this is the only problem I've had with my pixel. Some people have had much bigger and worse issues. I hope whatever it is does get sorted soon.
And you definitely have this option off? Screenshot_20200414-143429.jpg

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1dopewrx05

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And you definitely have this option off?
Yup :( have both ticked to the off position. Also, I was saying earlier how I've had this phone for months and it worked without problems for the majority of my ownership of the phone and I haven't changed any Gboard options since setting the phone up but it just all of a sudden one day decided it was going to start censoring everything. Annoying AF
 

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HipKat

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Yup :( have both ticked to the off position. Also, I was saying earlier how I've had this phone for months and it worked without problems for the majority of my ownership of the phone and I haven't changed any Gboard options since setting the phone up but it just all of a sudden one day decided it was going to start censoring everything. Annoying AF

Mine started doing this today... smh

The fix is to disable Faster Voice Typing

https://www.reddit.com/r/GooglePixe..._medium=Search&utm_name=Bing&utm_content=PSR1
 
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Google Voice Typing and Censorship of my potty mouth.. So I have all of the settings configured to not block offensive language on both the Google keyboard settings and the Google voice typing settings within language and input on my Pixel 4. Is there a setting I'm missing because every time I say a curse word I still get the crazy asterisks

I am not going to read all of the threads in here, but the culprit seems to be Faster Voice Typing. Turn it off and things should be ****ing wonderful for you again. Seems to have started around April 20, 2020. Again, make sure you have "Block Pottymouth Words" disabled, and I think there are like three places you'll need to check.