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Problem finding a capped 'w' to use in exercises

Hi!

My tablet is older than dinosaurs, and when you hold down the 'w' key, you can only get the number '2', not the capped 'w' that you need for some welsh words (like dwr - water) I worry this will teach me the wrong spelling and/or have things marked as incorrectly spelt due to being unable to get the right item. I've tried adding a French(Canadian) typing board, but that 'w' just refuses to show anything but a '2' Can anyone help?

p.s. I do my courses on this tablet so I can't cut and paste or anything.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

June 13, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/EllisVaughan

The best one I've found is the SwiftKey keyboard which you can find both on iOS and Android. It's great because it not only will give you the ŵ it gives solid predictive texts and swipe typing functions

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KurtisDB

Seconded. I've used SwiftKey for every language I've learned on DL. It works like a charm, but with one limitation: you can have only five languages enabled at a time. That said, SwiftKey has language packs for dozens of different languages.

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-

Maybe you should change it to Welsh keyboard, I have it, and I can type without any problem. âêîôûŷŵ.

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sparkyJo2

Where did you get it? From the Android play store? Because I went to the Keyboards and input setting and guess which language they don't have? :'(

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-

No, I just change the languages on my keyboard, You can also use the French Canadian Keyboard, it has almost every symbol.

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sparkyJo2

I have the French Canadian but the 'w' still only gives me a '2' when held down. I do wonder why? My keyboard choices go: Vietnamese - Zulu No Welsh. How depressing! (or Cymraeg - I double checked! ^_^) Thank you all the same

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

I don't know Android, but you could try changing you Region/country/international or whatever setting to UK/British/English(UK) or whatever else it offers. You could also add changing the keyboard layout to the UK one.

That works on iOS so that you get both ŵ and ŷ as options along with the other accented vowels.

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sparkyJo2

Aw ta, I'm already on the British keyboard, and curiously, it works for all the other letters, just this accursed 'w' who mocks me with it's little '2'.

:P

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sparkyJo2

I'm going to try the Swiftkey, two recommendations here and a friend, all fire and enthusiasm for it, I say why not!!?! Thank you for your help all the wonderful people here!!

June 14, 2017
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