Typing in Arabic or Farsi
The Arabic and Farsi keyboard layouts support the following features:
• The Arabic language has more characters in the alphabet than there are keys on the keyboard. As a result, more than
one native character appears on one key. There may be alternate letters that are related to a primary letter or have a
similar form. You can use the keyboard mapping guide that appears with the typing task to determine how to press and
hold a letter or multi-press to access the second and third characters on each key.
• The Farsi language has a few characters that are different from the basic Arabic alphabet. These characters are listed
on the keyboard mapping guide.
• Word prediction and flicking word suggestions up onto the screen (if you have this feature turned on)
• You can type alternate characters and diacritics in two ways. You can press
and press a letter. A second method is
to press and hold the primary character. Then, select the alternate character from the options.
• To type a symbol, tap
. To view more symbols, tap