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New in the iPhone 1.1.1 firmware, if you press and hold on a character (such as 'o' or 'e'), you are presented with a pop-up menu with variations (accents, umlauts, etc..)

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JHipp

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Dec 28, 2005
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I noticed this today, pretty cool feature. I stumbled upon it on accident -- wonder why it was never mentioned?
 
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ivi7

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Sep 17, 2007
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Wow I didn't notice this. I was expecting the international keyboard though.
 
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tooshaggy

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Jul 3, 2007
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I dont see anything!!??!!??:confused:
AHA!!!!!
Got it. Hint: dont press the "g" expecting a symbol!!
 
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ivi7

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Sep 17, 2007
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Yuo just read about it in another thread. Its pretty cool.
 
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Telp

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Feb 6, 2007
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This is awesome, i was wondering if there was every going to be support for something like this when the iphone came out, but after that never really gave it a thought. No international keyboard, but i am sure it has to be coming, along with 3 other apps for the bottom row.
 
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mapezzul

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Sep 17, 2007
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Nice find.... makes me wonder what else is in there some times???:confused: Not sure why they did not mention this.
 
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NeilD

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May 31, 2007
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Does anyone know if I can finally type "`" (backwards apostrophe)? I tried holding down the "'" and the "~" (tilde) to see if it would pop up, but no. I need that one ` in order to connect to my schools wifi.

Thanks!
 
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mduser63

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Nov 9, 2004
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Why would you care?

Uhh, maybe he and/or his family and/or friends are Chinese? I'd really like to see support for Japanese input on the iPhone, which is probably shocking since I'm not even Japanese! The whole world doesn't speak English, and believe it or not there are plenty of Americans who speak languages other than English too. I've got friends in Japan whom I email and IM often.
 
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bluefiberoptics

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Jul 23, 2005
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The iPod Touch allows users to input in Japanese, right? Shouldn't this feature come soon to the iPhone? Sure hope so.
 
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chr1s60

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Pretty cool addition. From time to time I will write something in Spanish so this will be nice to have. I wonder why Apple made no mention of this in the video they put out.
 
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Lionheart

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Jun 29, 2007
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Yeah...this is WAY more useful than backing up my personal settings, a working ToDo list, voice dialing, or some of those other trivial things.
:confused:
 
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boss1

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Jan 8, 2007
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Yeah...this is WAY more useful than backing up my personal settings, a working ToDo list, voice dialing, or some of those other trivial things.
:confused:

Amen and don't forget notes that sync. I still have my fingers crossed for notes that sync in 10.5 but I'm losing faith.
 
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timmmmyboy

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Sep 27, 2007
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Yeah...this is WAY more useful than backing up my personal settings, a working ToDo list, voice dialing, or some of those other trivial things.
:confused:

Jesus christ, is it every thread that someone has to whine about new features with their shopping list of what they wanted and didn't get? Can't even get through the first page without someone complaining about lack of 3g or MMS or whatever. Here's a revolutionary idea, perhaps to someone that speaks a language requiring those umlauts this actually might have been more important to them than something like a "working ToDo list" or voice dialing.
 
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UMHurricanes34

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This is really cool, here's to hoping they expand this to other characters. As for me, I'm still trying to figure out the caps lock thing...I have it enabled in the settings but it wont lock into caps!
 
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mainstreetmark

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Yeah...this is WAY more useful than backing up my personal settings, a working ToDo list, voice dialing, or some of those other trivial things.
:confused:

You may be the first person I ever met who uses voice dialing. I've tried it on several phones and it's constantly this kind of crap:

"Call Bart"
...calling Mark
"Call bart"
...calling Matt
"Call Bart"
...calling Brad
"Call Bart"
...calling Barb
"Call Bart"
...calling Robert. (what?)

and so forth. Perhaps it'll take Apple and whoever they got to do their voice interface for OSX to make it work, but I'm happy with the way it is. An easily manageable list of "favorites", which is even easier to get to since v1.1.1

Oh - and Notes isn't working for your to-do list? Works for me. May just lack the automatic checkbox? In any event, I suspect that global To-Dos in Leopard will necessitate making this feature work probably on iPhone. It'd be rude not to.

This is really cool, here's to hoping they expand this to other characters. As for me, I'm still trying to figure out the caps lock thing...I have it enabled in the settings but it wont lock into caps!

Try double-clicking the Up Arrow on the keyboard. It'll blue-ify.
 
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