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)
• To type a symbol, tap
. To view more symbols, tap