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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnuradhaI

Typing the 'ş' on Android

Merhaba! I was in for a pleasant surprise this morning when I saw that my Android app now had Turkish! Yay! But as I was doing one of the lessons, and I had to type the 'ş' in the answer, I couldn't find it anywhere on the android keyboard :( :( Anyone know where to find it?

April 21, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rumnraisin

I went to: Settings - Controls - Language and input - Google keyboard - Settings (cogwheel) - Languages - Active input methods ... and added Turkish.

My onscreen keyboard also has a shortcut to the Google keyboard part of that, a circular symbol to the left of the space bar (probably meant to look like a globe).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shelby-gabrielle

I have an iOS and I couldn't find the ş character on my English (US) keyboard, I had to go into my settings and add a Turkish keyboard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexinNotTurkey

Sometimes, if you hold down on the "s," more options will show up. This is true at least on my Samsung Galaxy III Mini


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeMaitre

That's true. But the iOS English keyboard only shows š, ß and ś when you hold down on it. So there's no option but to add a Turkish keyboard :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexinNotTurkey

Silly iOS. They need to understand that Duolingo-ers have NEEDS! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raans
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I always add different keyboards for languages on Android because the mapping is usually a bit more convenient. The special characters you need are easier to access (e.g., the ı/I and i/İ — didn't see them on the English keyboard, anyway). :)

edit better example: Spanish: you have the ñ directly as a key.

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnuradhaI

Teşekkürler! I'll try that (adding Turkish). I'm having trouble finding the 'ı/I' too on the English keyboard. I did try holding down the s key to check, but all I get is the beta symbol.

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