I also have problems with this, the only way to delete text is to select words, but even that is bugged (deletes more words than specified in selection) I'm running Android 4.4.4 with Cyanogenmod 11.0-InstallerXNPQ32P on a Samsung Galaxy Note II (n7100). The app started doing this in early July/late June. I tried 2 other keyboard settings (a US spec and the normas UK spec) with no positive results. I hoped that the problem could be resolved in last night's update, but no joy. Still can't backspace. Now going to go back to a pre-June update to see if it works.