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Sony Xperia SP

Sony Xperia SP

How to write text

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages.


1. Introduction
  • You can select a number of settings when keying in text.
  • The following steps show you how to change writing language, turn on word suggestion and write text.
2. Add writing language
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your phone.
  • Press the settings icon.
  • Press Language & input.
  • Press the settings icon next to "Xperia™ keybord".
  • Press Languages.
  • Press Writing languages.
  • Press the required language until it's selected.
  • Press OK.
  • Press the return icon.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
3. Turn on word suggestion
  • Press Text input settings.
  • Press Word suggestions.
  • Press I never want to have any words or letters replaced.
  • Press the home icon to return to the home screen.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
4. How to write text
  • The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.
5. Write text
  • Press the language icon to select the required language.
  • Press the letter keys to key in the required word.
  • A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
  • Press arrow right to see more words.
  • Press the required word to insert it.
The language icon is only available if you've added at least two writing languages, see step 3.
6. Write numbers and symbols
  • Press 12!?.
  • Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
  • Press +=$ to see more symbols.
  • Press Abc to return to text input.