'Text-input' refers to the methods used on Android to enter text, which includes keyboard input as well as voice input.

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Is there a way to move the caret in a text box without using the hard keyboard and without a bunch of single touches?

Often when I'm editing in a text box, I'm trying to insert text and specific location or delete text from a specific location. It usually takes me a few touches to get it right, but sometimes I just ...
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How can I type special symbols on my Android device like ☺ or ♥ as a regular character?

How can I make special symbols on my Samsung Galaxy SII, like ☺ or ♥?
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Editing text - how to change the cursor position?

I find it quite hard to edit spelling mistakes, using just the touchscreen. Currently I try to tap the screen exactly where I want the cursor to be, but this isn't very accurate. The iPhone has a nice ...
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Can I use arrow keys?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-I9100 running Android 2.3.5. I love the "Swype" keyboard except I really want arrow keys. Is there please a way to add them or switch them on? (Background) I know I ...
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Changing the numbers format when entering phone numbers in the dialer possible?

I'm using a Sony Live With Walkman. The Android 2.3 is in English, and I rather leave that way... But, I find kind awkward the mask input of numbers when I am typing. Is there any way I can change ...
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Is there a keyboard featuring Undo/Redo?

Undo/redo feature is generally provided by input box host app, but.. the way Android's input works, it can be provided universally for all input boxes. Is there a keyboard which has undo/redo feature? ...
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Cannot configure keyboard input language anymore

On my Xperia S /ICS, I had English and German language input configured. Worked as expected, could switch language on the keyboard. Then I installed a keyboard app and later uninstalled it. Now ...
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Unicode input from a Bluetooth/external keyboard?

Is there a way that I can do Unicode character input on an external keyboard on Android 4.4? For example, on Linux, you hold Ctrl+Shift+U and then start inputting the code point. On Windows and OSX, ...
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Input via voice and handwritten works, but not keyboard on app on Galaxy 2

I am working within an app that has text fields for entry. I can highlight and cut the text if it auto-populates and I can even use the text-to-speech and handwriting input methods. When I use the ...
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Input languages to Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3

I know that there are 18 new keyboard languages in Jelly Bean. I upgraded my S3 to Jelly Bean, but I didn't get the additional languages. I saw Nexus, and it had all these languages, but mine has ...
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How to cut and paste on Sony XPeria Z1?

Assuming a healthy phone, what is the normal procedure for cutting and pasting from editable text fields on Android? On my iPhone this pops up after selecting text, but I cannot even select the text ...
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Digital/Physical keyboard not sending input on occasion

Motorola Droid 3 Android verison: 2.3.4 System version: 5.7.906 System update report: "Your device is up to date! No update is necessary at this time." Phone's age: 1 year After unlocking my screen ...
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Inputting Japanese characters?

I am not a Japanese speaker, but I know a few words, mostly Pokémon names... In fact, in many cases the Japanese name will pop up in my head before the English one. But I want to be able to type アブソル ...
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How can I emulate ctrl-Z (undo) in Android 4.1.2 on a Galaxy Note 3?

Based on this question and this question and this issue, it sounds like Android basically doesn't have undo/redo functionality. (I guess? Correct me if I've misunderstood or if the situation has ...
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Compose key on external blutooth-connected keyboard

I have a Reudo RBK-3000BT VER 1.0 keyboard connected by Bluetooth to an Android 4.2.2 phone. Can I use a compose key feature with such a keyboard? For instance I would type CAPSLOCK+^+o and it would ...
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Keypad not working very often

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S i9003 Android: 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) All of a sudden, the keypad stops working and after sometime it works just fine. When I try to type, I get the tapping sound. Letters ...
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Textexpander for android

I'm on a Mac and iPhone. Going to switch to Android and Windows. Textexpander is an app that is "expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text". In other words: a text expansion ...
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Disabling predictive text for just a single language

I am using three languages on my phone - English, Dutch and Lithuanian and predictive text on the English and the Dutch languages are all OK. What I am trying to achieve is to switch off predictive ...
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Text not being underlined in internet app on S4

I have an issue with my S4 browser: Open Google site using the default Internet app (not Chrome) Enable predictive text, input about 8 dots and then add some following characters Notice ...
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Change behavior of space on external keyboard?

On my PC, I am using TouchCursor, so that I can control the text cursor using key combinations such as: SPACE+I/J/K/L: up/left/down/right SPACE+H/N: page up/down That way, and when using a ...
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SHARP Aquos 104sh moves cursor to wrong location

I'm trying to edit and questions on stackoverflow, but when I click to move the cursor to a location or reselect a word, the cursor winds up far north of my click point. I need to do some more testing ...
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Stop splitting words for non-English languages

How can one stop Android's autocorrect from adding spaces to split compound words? This is terrible behaviour for many non-English languages. Short story long: The default behaviour of the Android ...
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Larger edit area for SMS writing?

The Handcent app has a feature where with a click of a button I can switch to a larger edit area. This allowed me to preview my messages in whole before sending them off and edit them comfortably. ...
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Only types 1 letter at a time

My girlfriend just bought a New Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGS3), everything is good however, when she tries to type something into a field box on the internet, it only types one letter at a time Eg: Signing ...
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Htc Desire 820 - 'eh' word replaced by 'V'

Texting, whatsapp, url of browser, dictionary app or anywhere in the phone, the combination of letters 'eh' when occurred is always replaced with the letter 'V'. please help. Not sure why this is ...
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HTC One M8 prevent conversion of text to emjoi

In the stock texting app every time I enter a :D or :) and other similar smileys, it converts them into the emoji versions. Is there a way to disable this? I've been looking all over to no avail.
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How can I make dictionary shortcuts behave like in iOS?

Android's dictionary provides a shortcut funcionality for saved words, is there a way to have it replace shortcuts with respective words automatically like in iOS instead of showing them as ...
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Can't change input language for Samsung Note 2 keyboard after a software update

I have been experiencing this problem for a while now. My keyboard is not working properly: usually I have input languages in Korean and Japanese and English, and I can just slide the space bar and ...
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How do I stop floating the number keypad on Galaxy Note 8.0?

My Galaxy Note 8 displays a floating numeric keyboard when the inputType is number. How do I make it stop floating? It doesn't happen for other inputTypes, just this one. There's no option to change ...
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3x4 keypad only types numbers even when in the letter mode is shown

I hope anybody can help me out. Any tips would be very much appreciated! I changed the keyboard input mode from qwerty to 3x4, as I can't manage the small buttons of qwerty. I realize the 3x4 has a ...
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Keyboard punctuation

I just updated my phone (Galaxy S3) and I don't like the new way auto prediction works, it keeps trying to predict the next word instead of giving me quick access to the punctuation. Does any one know ...
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Why is my new Galaxy S3 ICS transposing numbers when I type them?

Whether using Swype or entering digits one at a time, when I enter numbers, I have to tap the end of the text entry field before entering the next digit. Otherwise, it will move the insertion point ...