So I just got a new phone and got 3 wrong due to typos because of a slightly different keyboard layout and I’m wondering why we couldn’t implement some quality of life typo checkers for kana input without stretching the bounds of reason. My proposal is not as broad as the current “almost right” considerations for the English “meanings” input but I think qwerty layouts and imprecise typing on phones should be taken into account when accepting answers for kana input.
For example, ‘r’ and ‘t’ being next to each other just made me lose progress on 2 items in one session; 減る and 混ざる、for which my incorrect kana was a hiragana given in the question. Getting marked wrong for this is very frustrating. Like, I get the kanji part right but make a typo on る、surely this kind of thing can be accounted for?
I don’t expect to be given leniency for kanji even though one of my other common screw-ups are the u/i and i/o pairs again due to their proximity. I don’t think I’ve gotten a single kanji wrong in multiple words more than 学 and it has absolutely nothing to do with not knowing this kanji and everything to do with my fat thumbs accidentally typing がき when I’m doing 100+ reviews and want it to take less than 10 years.
I know people just install undo scripts but I don’t really think I should have to; I don’t want an option to redo because I don’t want to abuse it in a moment of frustration with a cursory “yeah but I know that”. But I’m also tired of qwerty layouts and phone reviews screwing me over. I think that taking this near universal layout into account with at least some minor typo checks and maybe instead of acceptance like the meaning review, just a single shake of “check your spelling” or something, should surely be doable. Just my 2c suggestion, it probably won’t get actioned and I’m just shouting into the void, but as a vanilla user this is my biggest gripe with the app. I will say it out loud correctly as I get marked wrong because かき is not the correct reading of 書く even though the く is given in the question, just because of a cramped phone keyboard. Salt.