Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

How to write text - Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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There are various ways of entering text when you write notes or messages. Follow these instructions to learn how to write text.

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Introduction

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

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Select text input settings

There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 2a.
Select writing language, go to 2b.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 2c.

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2a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.

Default input is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Input method.

Default input is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Default input.

Default input is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
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2b - Select writing language

To select available languages:
Press and hold the settings icon.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
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2b - Select writing language

Press Writing languages.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
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2b - Select writing language

Press the box next to the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
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2b - Select writing language

When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
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2b - Select writing language

Press the Return key twice to return to the active function.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
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2b - Select writing language

To change language:
If required, press the text input field.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
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2b - Select writing language

Press the language icon repeatedly to select the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
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2b - Select writing language

The selected language is displayed.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
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2c - Turn word suggestions on or off

Press and hold the settings icon.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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2c - Turn word suggestions on or off

Press Quick text settings.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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2c - Turn word suggestions on or off

Press Word suggestions.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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2c - Turn word suggestions on or off

Press the required setting.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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2c - Turn word suggestions on or off

Press the Return key twice to return to the active function.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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Write text

This step describes how to write text when word suggestion is turned on.
Press once on each letter to write the required word.

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Write text

A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
If required, press arrow right to see more word suggestions.

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Write text

Press the required word to insert it.

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Write text

To key in one or more digits:
Press 12!?.

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Write text

Press the required numbers to insert them.

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Write text

Press Abc to return to text input.

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Write text

To key in one or more symbols:
Press 12!?.

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Write text

Press 1|2 to see more symbols.

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Write text

Press the required symbols to insert them.

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Write text

Press Abc to return to text input.

1. Introduction

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.
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2. Select text input settings

There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 2a.
Select writing language, go to 2b.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 2c.
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3. 2a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Default input is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
Press Input method.
Default input is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
Press Default input.
Default input is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.

4. 2b - Select writing language

To select available languages:
Press and hold the settings icon.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press Writing languages.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press the box next to the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press the Return key twice to return to the active function.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
To change language:
If required, press the text input field.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press the language icon repeatedly to select the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
The selected language is displayed.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.

5. 2c - Turn word suggestions on or off

Press and hold the settings icon.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press Quick text settings.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press Word suggestions.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press the required setting.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press the Return key twice to return to the active function.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.

6. Write text

This step describes how to write text when word suggestion is turned on.
Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
If required, press arrow right to see more word suggestions.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in one or more digits:
Press 12!?.
Press the required numbers to insert them.
Press Abc to return to text input.
To key in one or more symbols:
Press 12!?.
Press 1|2 to see more symbols.
Press the required symbols to insert them.
Press Abc to return to text input.