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You can enter text with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard by tapping each letter
individually, or you can use the Gesture input feature and slide your finger from letter
to letter to form words. If you prefer to use a smaller version of the on-screen
keyboard and input text using only one hand, you can activate the one-handed
You can select up to three languages for text input. The Smart language detection
feature detects the language that you are using and predicts the words for that
language as you type. Some applications open the on-screen keyboard
automatically, for example, email and text messaging applications.
1 Delete a character before the cursor.
2 Enter a carriage return or confirm text input.
3 Enter a space.
4 Personalise your keyboard. This key disappears after the keyboard is personalised.
Display numbers and symbols. For even more symbols, tap .
Switch between lower-case , upper-case and caps . For some languages, this key is used to
access extra characters in the language.
To display the on-screen keyboard to enter text
Tap a text entry field.
To use the on-screen keyboard in landscape orientation
When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, turn the device sideways.
You may need to adjust the settings in some applications to enable landscape orientation.
To enter text character by character
To enter a character visible on the keyboard, tap the character.
To enter a character variant, touch and hold a regular keyboard character to
get a list of available options, then select from the list. For example, to enter
"é", touch and hold "e" until other options appear, then, while keeping your
finger pressed on the keyboard, drag to and select "é".
To enter a period
After you enter a word, double-tap the space bar.
To enter text using the Gesture input function
When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, slide your finger from letter to letter
to trace the word that you want to write.
After you finish entering a word, lift up your finger. A word suggestion appears
based on the letters that you have traced.
If the word that you want does not appear, tap to see other options and
select accordingly. If the desired option does not appear, delete the entire
word and trace it again, or enter the word by tapping each letter individually.
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