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asked 2015-01-11 22:50:50 +0300

Federico gravatar image

How to type %, ~ and other symbols on the standard keyboard? The "123" section of the keyboard contains only a very limited number of items. Is the only possibility changing the layout and including them manually?

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answered 2015-01-11 23:11:31 +0300

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Looks like a duplicate of https://together.jolla.com/question/75911/question-dollar-sign-on-virtual-keyboard/. You will find your answer there.

I found the Jolla keyboard quite intuitive myself, even though I am not a huge fan of on-screen keyboards. But having so many people asking such questions suggests a usability issue. Perhaps a usability study is in order?

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It wasn't intuitive at all for me. The mockup in the link in nthn's answer (changing the background of the 1/2 key) would make it much clearer. As it stands, it looked like that key would've entered a ½ symbol.

Federico ( 2015-01-11 23:26:12 +0300 )edit

Hence my mentioning of a usability study.

pichlo ( 2015-01-11 23:31:43 +0300 )edit
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answered 2015-01-11 23:15:35 +0300

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You need to press on the '1/2' key in the '123' section to see more symbols. If you want that it is more clearly indicated that this is a switch and not a 1/2 symbol, you can vote here: https://together.jolla.com/question/75975/design-minor-better-identification-of-keyboard-switch-for-special-signs/

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