brackets keys please

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  1. dark knight, Nov 16, 2010
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    dark knight macrumors regular

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    if anyone can point me in the direction of the regular brackets keys i would be so grateful. i can see the square ones, in-and-out ones but not the regular ones. have searched for ages and gone to each keys sub menu but nothing. i need them for a login name so they must be the right sort.
    even googling this issue had nothing so this must be blindingly obvious!
     
  2. rikbrown macrumors regular

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    ( these ) ?
    press the 123 key and they're right there in the middle.
     
  3. dark knight thread starter macrumors regular

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    i really dont get them.
    iPhone 4
    i get

    1234567890
    $!~&=hash[]
    .underscore overscore +

    then the next screen along i have

    ' thick line, inout brackets, ?, %, uparrow, *, /, '
     
  4. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    first of all, please post screenshots of your keyboard layout (really curious here :) ), also, which language keyboard are you using. German and English keyboard have the brackets right in the middle, when you switch to 'numbers' mode
     
  5. dark knight thread starter macrumors regular

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    how do i take a screenshot?
    i have the british english keyboard
    i also have japanese keyboards as options.
     
  6. tiartrop macrumors regular

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    power button + home button simultaneously

    I also use English (UK) keyboard and they're exactly where rikbrown said. Also in the same spot for Japanese keyboard (assuming not the keypad one).
     
  7. dark knight thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, in trying to come up with a reply i have found the following.
    in the email "to" field it does not appear to give the the option of brackets.
    try it out and you get the keyboard options i described.

    i can only assume that this is because they are invalid in an email address?

    this also appear to be the case in certain login boxes, as i am trying to do. whilst brackets are possibly invalid for an email address, it does not help to be denied them for login purposes as they are not invalid.
     
  8. dark knight thread starter macrumors regular

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    PS
    thanks for the assistance, i knew it had to be simple.

    just to confirm, is everyone else restricted in this way for certain text boxes?

    if so ill have to come up with a way of logging in with copy and paste. doh
     

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    I don't know if this helps, but I realized a few weeks ago when needing brackets ([ ]) that they only show up when the keyboard is in landscape. If you're using it in portrait, they aren't there.
     
  10. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Mine are present in Portrait & landscape when replying to an SMS.

    But, when composing a new SMS they aren't there.
     
  11. xyz1534 macrumors regular

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    But that is only in the "To" field
     
  12. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Mine are there for both composing and replying in landscape as well as portrait mode. They are in the #+= keyboard.
     
  13. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    :eek: Correct
     
  14. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting, my german keyboard also has no round brackets when entering text into an 'email' textbox, neither in landscape nor portrait.

    so, yeah, you're short on luck, i suppose :(
    maybe notify the webmaster of the site you're trying to access that he might wanna change the 'type' of the textbox :/
     
  15. tiartrop, Nov 16, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010

    tiartrop macrumors regular

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    EDIT: Don't worry about this, turned out it deletes the brackets once you click enter.

    Probably use this?

    [​IMG]

    There's even this, how cute

    [​IMG]

    It's Japanese ten key keyboard.
     
  16. dejo Moderator

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    What about changing your email address to not include parentheses? That's not exactly valid anyways, is it?
     
  17. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure its not allowed

    other then pointless cutesy faces why would you need () in the email field ?
     
  18. dark knight thread starter macrumors regular

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    for me, im not emailing an address containing brackets but was issued a company login name which includes brackets. i agree its bizarre to use punctuation of that sort for login names or email. it also seems bizarre that the iphone decides what you should be able to type in a given text field.

    at least i now realise that i can use normal brackets, just not in certain boxes. cheers for the assistance it had me confused for a bit.
     

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