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Registered: ‎03-14-2013

Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Hello,

 

since I need to type quite often in multilingual documents: How can I accomplish that?

My Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad 3 has an english layout.

 

Switching back to the onscreen keyboard is quite inefficient here...

 

Any help is appreciated.

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Vanessa1031
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Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Hello LGTF,

 

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover works as a regular keyboard and depends on the iPad to perform properly.  Let me ask you, when you go to the keyboard settings on your iPad to change the language, can you use the Ultrathin keyboard then?

 

I'll look forward to your reply.

 

Regards,

Vanessa
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Registered: ‎04-08-2013

Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Hello,

I bought an ultra thin keyboard for my daughter for her new iPad mini to take to France with her, and I don't think she has been able to figure out how to get the keyboard to type in French.

 

Can anyone help me with simple instructions that an old dinosaur (me) can understand?

 

Thank you very much.

 

VCC

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Vanessa1031
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Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Hello vcc,

 

You can try changing the keyboard language on your iPad Mini.  Check out the following Apple FAQ:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4509 

 

I hope this information helps.

 

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Vanessa
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Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Dear Vanessa,

 

thanks for your effort - as the problem still persists.

 

Changing the hardware keyboard language on the iPad does not help - since the hardware layout is fixed by the Ultrathin Keyboard iPad itself...

 

Blind-typing french, german etc. special chars not even knowing where there corresponsing keys are located on the Ultrathin Keyboard iPad with its english hardware layout does not make any sense at all. I'm sure everyone will agree.

 

Apart from that there are special cars (like Ç and ç) that do not their own keys on the french version of the keyboard.

 

 

The question still is: How to enter these special non-english characters on an english layout of the Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

For example, on the onscreen keyboard of the iPad a long press of chars like "c" are bringing up a pop-up that allows the selection of the desired char (like ç). Try it for yourself.

 

Is there something similar available with Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

With Apple's own keyboard there should be such a function (pressing the Alt key in addition to the c). Why does this NOT work with the on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

 

Please help.

 

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Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Hello LGTF,

 

Let us check further into this and I'll reply once we have an update.

 

Regards,

Vanessa
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Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Dear Vanessa,

 

thank you very much for your support.

 

Hopefully you will find a solution for this, since entering these characters with the Logitech iPad keyboard is an important usage scenario.

 

Best regards,

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Vanessa1031
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Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Hello LGTF,

 

Let us suggest following these steps to obtain French characters:

 

  1. Turn the Ultrathin Keyboard off
  2. Change the iPad language to French
  3. On the iPad click on the global language (left of the space key) to make sure the French language is the default one
  4. Turn the Ultrathin Keyboard on
  5. Press the FN + 2 keys and choose French Language
  6. Press the option + C keys to get the special French C Character
  7. Press the option + E and follow it by pressing the E key again to get the special French E character

Please let me know if this works for you :smileywink:

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Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

hello, Vanessa, and others in my same boat!

 

Thank you for the suggestion, I will ask my daughter to try it.  It sounds like you have a solution for us!

 

I will get with her this weekend and let you know.  Thank you again.

vcc

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Re: Entering special chars (French accents, German umlauts) on english Ultrathin Keyboard iPad?

Hello vcc,

 

Please let us know if this works for you.

 

I'll look forward to your reply!

Vanessa
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