Typing in other languages
You can set your BlackBerry device to recognize three different input languages when you type. As you type, your device
makes predictions based on each of the language families. For example, if you use a Latin-based display language,
predictions appear for any of the configured Latin-based languages. Similarly, if your display language is Korean, it will not
display Arabic or Latin-based suggestions. When you set more than one typing language, you may need to consider the
• Some languages, such as Thai and Arabic, have more characters in the alphabet than there are keys on the keyboard.
You need to use a keystroke combination to access the second or third character on a particular key. For information
about how to access these types of characters, see the help for typing in that language.
• Different languages may have different keyboard layouts. For example, American English uses a QWERTY keyboard
layout, but French uses an AZERTY keyboard layout. Some keys appear in locations that you may not be used to.
• Similar languages may have slightly different keyboard layouts. For example, many languages use a QWERTY keyboard
layout. However, Danish, Spanish, and Romanian include different characters on the basic keyboard that aren't on
other QWERTY keyboard layouts.
• Some supported languages, such as Hebrew, Farsi, and Arabic, read right-to-left. If you change to one of these
languages from a left-to-right language in the middle of a sentence, your device automatically places the characters
you type on the left side of the cursor. When you change back to the left-to-right language, you need to move your
cursor back to the right side of the text.