How to enter accent characters on the iPhone keyboard
(Sorry, iPhone haters! Three blog posts in a row about the iPhone… Go read The Sneeze or something.)
Maybe everyone already knows this, but I just found out about it by accident: Holding down a virtual letter key can produce alternate versions of that letter for different languages.
For example, if you want to enter a character such as Ã© (for you francophiles) or Ã¶ (for you MÃ¶tÃ¶rhÃ«Ã¤d enthusiasts), just hold down the E or O buttons on the keyboard for a second or two.
- E offers Ãˆ Ã‰ ÃŠ Ã‹ Ä˜
- Y offers Å¸
- U offers Ãš Ã™ Ãœ Ã›
- I offers Ã Ã¬ Ã¯ Ã®
- O offers Ã˜ Å’ Ã• Ã“ Ã’ Ã– Ã”
- A offers Ã€ Ã Ã‚ Ã„ Ã† Ãƒ Ã… Ä„
- S offers ÃŸ Åš Å
- L offers Å
- Z offers Å¹ Å½ Å»
- C offers Ã‡ Ä†
- N offers Åƒ Ã‘
- ? offers Â¿
- ! offers Â¡
- $ offers â‚© Â¥ Â£ â‚¬
- â€ offers Â» Â« â€ž â€ â€œ
- â€™ offers â€˜ â€™ ‘
Now I’ve got a question for the world. When entering a URL, how can you enter in a # character? It’s used for web page anchors within a page. There doesn’t seem to be a way to enter that character at all (other than bookmarking on your computer and syncing that bookmark over).
Update: Kevin Fox answered this in the comments. Use the shift button after hitting @123.