How To Enter Text – HTC One M8

How To Enter Text - HTC One M8
How To Enter Text - HTC One M8

Learn how to Enter Text on your HTC One M8. The onscreen keyboard becomes available when you tap a text field in an app. Enter letters and numbers, change the keyboard layout or language, and more.

Tap the keys on the onscreen keyboard to enter letters and numbers, as well as punctuation marks and symbols.

  • Tap Up arrow icon to enter an uppercase letter. Tap twice to turn on caps lock.
  • Press and hold keys with gray characters at the top to enter numbers, symbols, or accented letters. Some keys have multiple characters or accents associated with them.
  • Swipe right to show number and symbol keys. To return to the main keyboard, swipe left.
  • Press View icon to close the onscreen keyboard.

Note: To open the keyboard settings, press and hold the comma key if you see above the key. Or go to Settings > Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.

Selecting a keyboard layout

Choose a keyboard layout that suits your typing style.

  • Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
  • Tap Keyboard selection > Keyboard types.
  • Select the keyboard layout that you want to use.

Choosing and switching between keyboard languages

If multiple keyboard languages are available on HTC One, you can choose which languages to enable in the onscreen keyboard.

  • Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
  • Tap Keyboard selection, and then choose the languages you want. To change the keyboard language, do any of the following:
    • Swipe left on the onscreen keyboard (not available if you’re using trace keyboard).
    • Tap the language key (for example, ) until you see the keyboard language you want to use.
    • Press and hold the language key, and then drag your finger to the keyboard language you want to use.

Entering text with word prediction

Ever started typing something you weren’t sure how to spell? With word prediction, you’ll see suggested words displayed just above the keyboard.

Note: Word prediction and next word prediction are enabled by default.

To enter text in word prediction mode, do any of the following:

  • Tap the space bar to insert a highlighted word in the suggestion list.
  • Tap a word from the suggestion list.
  • Tap the arrow next to the suggestion list to see more choices.

If you’ve accidentally chosen a wrong word from the suggestion list, you can always go back and change it by tapping the word and selecting another suggestion.

Setting a second language for word prediction

You can set the word prediction to be bilingual. As you type, youll get word suggestions in the languages that youve selected.

Note: Bilingual prediction is available only when you’re using a Latin-based keyboard.

  • Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
  • Tap Keyboard selection > Bilingual prediction, and then choose the language you want.

Adding words and phrases to the word prediction dictionary

Add frequently-used names, acronyms, and even phrases to the word prediction dictionary to easily find them in the suggestion list.

Type even faster when you create text shortcuts to words and phrases. Instead of typing “Talk to you later“, save a few keystrokes by adding the ttyl shortcut. In your message or email, just type “ttyl“, and then tap the spacebar to enter the complete phrase.

  • Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
  • Tap Personal dictionary > + icon.
  • Enter a word or phrase, and then enter its text shortcut. Be sure to remember this shortcut, including the uppercase and lowercase letters you’ve typed.
  • Tap OK.

Note

While you’re entering text using the Standard keyboard layout, tapping a suggested word thats not in the dictionary (usually the first word shown in the suggestion list) automatically stores it.

Editing or deleting words and phrases in the word prediction dictionary

  • Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
  • Tap Personal dictionary.
    • To edit a word, phrase, or shortcut, tap the item in the list.
    • To delete items from the dictionary, tap Menu icon > Delete. Select the words you want to remove, and then tap Delete.

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