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)
• The Arabic language has many diacritics that you can add to characters. To add a diacritic, press the diacritic key on
the row of touch screen keys above the keyboard. Then, touch the diacritic you want to add.
• To type a symbol, tap
. To view more symbols, swipe down on the keyboard.