[4.5.0.16] predictive text input broken

REPRODUCIBILITY: unsure
OS VERSION: 4.5.0.16/4.5.018 (licensed version)
HARDWARE: Xperia Xa2
UI LANGUAGE: English US
REGRESSION: predictive text input fails

DESCRIPTION:

When typing on the keyboard no “word suggestion” is provided. The clipboard icon appears, the rest of the line is empty.

PRECONDITIONS:

During upgrade I was recommended to remove a few packages related to predictive text input (not sure of their exact names). I uninstalled them using pkcon remove. The upgrade went well but after reboot I had lost predictive text input.

After refreshing the package list (pkcon refresh) I tried to install it Jolla store but it simply says “waiting” to end up with an error.

Predictive text input worked well before upgrade.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. system upgrade to 4.5.0.16 (upgrade to 18 did not fix or change anything)

EXPECTED RESULT:

Working predictive text input, ie word suggestion as you type or Chinese characters displayed as Pinyin is input.

ACTUAL RESULT:

empty row at the top of the keyboard (only the clipboard icon shows up)

MODIFICATIONS:

No change applied, simply followed to recommendation to uninstall xt9 related packages.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Among the other things i tried:

  • enable/disable different languages
  • uninstall/reinstall jolla-keyboard-layout-chinese package
  • restart maliit-server
  • reboot
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Ever since the upgrade to 4.5.0.19 prediction stops working until a reboot several times a day on my X10II.

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Just to provide some context into the severity of this issue: predictions are the only input method for a number of languages. Please fix this ASAP.

No improvement since the latest update, rather it’s been getting worse. Reboot, enter 2-3 characters, it breaks, repeat. Effectively turns a phone from a method of communication into a toy. Please take a look at this issue!

Not sure that de-installing also removes the user files. E.g files that are modified during use, like personal dictionaries and so.
One of these / this file is perhaps corrupted?

There is /home/defaultuser/.local/share/xt9/xt9.dlm .
This file was modified after I added some unknown name into the XT9 dictionary (by writing 3 times the same word). I presume it stores personal entries.
If this file isn’t deleted after uninstallation of XT9, try to delete it by manually. (You will lose all your recorded entries!).

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