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First of all, I know long pressing on a char like 'a' gives me choices e.g. 'aä..' so the special char (umlaut) 'ä' can be selected. But this works only for me for the "international"-style keyboard (aka QWERTZ keypad). When switching to "Phone Keypad"-style keyboard (aka multitap/T9 keypad or 4x3 keypad), I will have no umlauts, though correct localization (set to "German"). Do you have any tips to make it work? I also observed the same behavior for the "Compact"-style keyboard.


  • HTC Desire S
  • has Android 2.3.3 stock firmware
  • No additional keyboard apps, as I recently bought the phone (5 days)
  • Not using Swype (I know that this has pretty nice umlauts handling due to the dictionary)
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By "phone keypad"-style keyboard do you mean multitap/T9 keypad and by "international"-style keyboard, do you mean QWERTY keyboard? – Lie Ryan Apr 10 '12 at 7:08
Yes, that's exactly what I meant and I edited the question. – math Apr 10 '12 at 7:33

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