One of the biggest features in Swype 1.6 is the ability to type in two languages at the same time. So you can set a standard like English-Spanish or choose one of the 1000 language combinations available and Swype will smartly figure out which word you meant to use from which language.
There’s another cool way to use bilingual support: you can choose one language for text and another for voice. So for example, you could type in English but use the Dragon Dictation-powered voice recognition feature to write in Spanish. Plus, ‘continuous dictation’ now lets you see words and phrases appear on screen as you speak them. As we’ve noted before, Swype edges out other dictation options on Android.
Swype now includes continuous phrase-based dictation, allowing people to see words and phrases appear on their screen as they speak. And users can select a dictation language separately from their keyboard language. So, if a user likes to Swype in English but dictate in Spanish, they can now do so without having to switch keyboards.
There’s also a new theme, Blackbird, across keyboards and tablets. And Swype has introduced a new ‘Search Gesture’, where you can select any word and Swype “S” to instantly search the web for that word.