German character "ß" (ess-tset) on iPhone keyboard?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 3Gmatt, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. 3Gmatt macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have searched the forum and not found a solution.

    How do I type the "ß" (ess-tset, or in German, Eszett) character on my iPhone keyboard (3G, 2.2)? Umlauts are not a problem as you simply hold down the vowel key, but I can't find the ß anywhere.

    Thanks,

    3Gmatt.
     
  2. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502a

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    You'll probably kick yourself, but...hold down the s key.
     
  3. elppa macrumors 68040

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    option + s on a Mac (for anyone interested in doing the same thing).

    Interestingly I think this is one example where a virtual keyboard has a fixed, physical one beat. You can't hold down a key on a physical keyboard to see more options.
     
  4. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    I think you need to add the German keyboard first though (Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards ). ß wasn't available in the UK, French or Romanian keyboards.
     
  5. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Yes it is, I just tried it on my UK 3G phone. It won't show up if you have the Shift key highlighted, but if you hold down the 's' key without Shift you'll see 'ß' as the first option in the list.
     
  6. 3Gmatt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I was trying every key with Shift highlighted, ha ha. Consider myself kicked :p

    Agreed, it's brilliant in that respect. Slightly o/t, but I am looking forward to the day when we have a keyboard-sized touch panel instead... totally re-configurable, oh yes :cool:
     
  7. George Wilson macrumors newbie

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    Has this possibility disappeared since iOS6?

    The function of switching to the German keyboard, then pressing and holding the letter 's', no longer displays the 'ess-tset'. Have I missed something?
     
  8. szbbb2 macrumors newbie

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    I find it under long tap ‘s’ on “Deutsche (Österreich)” keyboard on iOS12.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Seems like that was what was already mentioned almost 10 years ago in this thread.
     
  10. szbbb2 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it is similar, but nowadays the simple German(Germany) keyboard doesn’t contains this character, so I would like to help someone to find solution in 2019.
     
  11. BBarracuda93 macrumors newbie

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    Just long press the S key...

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  12. szbbb2 macrumors newbie

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  13. draa macrumors member

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    Normal German keyboard supports ß, too. No need to install another keyboard. There’s no capital letter ß - therefore you can’t type ß when caps is locked (e.g. at the beginning of a text with auto-caps option on).

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  14. szbbb2 macrumors newbie

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    After a restart I found it! xD
     

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