Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Just bought a SE Xperia Arc S phone and it's keyboard does not have numbers or symbols like $,@ on the keys. When I press and hold "r" for example it prints a weird "ṛ" character instead of the number 4. Is there a way to have a keyboard like in Galaxy S, with symbols and numbers (and still have swype)?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Check what input methods your device has by following the screen shots-

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

You should be able to see all installed keyboards by following the guide, and select the one which suits you. Or if you don't have much options there, install a new keyboard input method from Market or install Swype beta by registering here.

share|improve this answer
installing Swype worked thanks! – Andrei Apr 24 '12 at 6:39
+1 for the screenshots... – Evil Angel Apr 24 '12 at 13:20

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.