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Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

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How to write text

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

Step 1 of 24

Introduction

You can select a number of settings when keying in text.
The following steps show you how to change writing language, turn on word suggestion and write text.

Step 2 of 24

Add language

Press the menu icon.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 3 of 24

Add language

Press Settings.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 4 of 24

Add language

Press Language & input.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 5 of 24

Add language

Press the settings icon next to Xperia™ keyboard.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 6 of 24

Add language

Press Languages.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 7 of 24

Add language

Press Writing languages.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 8 of 24

Add language

Press the required language.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 9 of 24

Add language

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

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 10 of 24

Add language

Press OK.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 11 of 24

Add language

Press the return icon.

You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Step 12 of 24

Turn on word suggestion

Press Text input settings.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 13 of 24

Turn on word suggestion

Press Word suggestions.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 14 of 24

Turn on word suggestion

Press I never want to have any words or letters replaced.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 15 of 24

Turn on word suggestion

Press the home icon to return to standby mode.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 16 of 24

How to write text

The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

Step 17 of 24

Write text

Press the language icon repeatedly to change writing language.

Step 18 of 24

Write text

Press the letter keys to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

Step 19 of 24

Write text

Press arrow right to see more words.

Step 20 of 24

Write text

Press the required word to insert it.

Step 21 of 24

Write numbers and symbols

Press 12!?.

Step 22 of 24

Write numbers and symbols

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

Step 23 of 24

Write numbers and symbols

Press +=$ to see more symbols.

Step 24 of 24

Write numbers and symbols

Press Abc to return to text input.

1. Introduction

You can select a number of settings when keying in text.
The following steps show you how to change writing language, turn on word suggestion and write text.

2. Add language

Press the menu icon.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press Settings.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press Language & input.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press the settings icon next to Xperia™ keyboard.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press Languages.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press Writing languages.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press the required language.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language 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 a language is ticked (V), it's selected.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press OK.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Please note that the language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two languages.
Press the return icon.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

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

3. Turn on word suggestion

Press Text input 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 I never want to have any words or letters replaced.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press the home icon to return to standby mode.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.

4. How to write text

The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

5. Write text

Press the language icon repeatedly to change writing language.
Press the letter keys to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press arrow right to see more words.
Press the required word to insert it.

6. Write numbers and symbols

Press 12!?.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press +=$ to see more symbols.
Press Abc to return to text input.

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