I have a Galaxy S, and my locale is English (UK). Is it possible to type accented letters, such as é to a textfield using the keyboard? If yes, how?

edit: I know I can use swype but please don't recommend it because my native language is not supported by Swype and it's really not comfortable to use swype in my case

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I'm not sure if it is the same on all devices, but if you long press on the letter e then you should see a pop-up that allows you to selected accented variations of the letter e. Example: ā ñ ī ē õ ū ķ even ś and it won't give you an option that doesn't go with the letter.

  • May I know what your model is? Mine is Galaxy S, apparently Samsung has a custom keyboard, and that doesn't work
    – Fitri
    Dec 30, 2010 at 16:23
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    The long press works on the HTC keyboard (Desire HD), and on the version of the Swipe beta I have installed.
    – Matt H
    Dec 30, 2010 at 19:35
  • @Friti Galaxy S comes with Swype keyboard, right? I have it installed on Motorola Milestone, and the long press works perfectly. Maybe it is the language? Dec 31, 2010 at 4:58
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    This works on my Galaxy S using the custom Samsung keyboard. Jan 9, 2011 at 21:46
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    @Fitri Works for me too on a UK Galaxy S i9000, running official Samsung Froyo release, using the Samsung Keyboard as input method, and locale set to "English (United Kingdom)" and the Samsung Keyboard Input Language set to "English (UK)" and portrait keyboard type set to "Qwerty Keypad"
    – GAThrawn
    Jan 10, 2011 at 22:23

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