Nokia 2116i - 3. Text entry

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3. Text entry

You can use two methods for entering text and numbers:

Standard mode is the only way to enter text into the contacts list, and to
rename caller groups.

Predictive text is a quick and easy method for writing messages and creating
a calendar note.

Standard mode

Text (Abc)

Press a key once to insert the first letter on the key, twice for the second
letter, etc. If you pause briefly, the last letter in the display is accepted and
your device awaits the next entry.

Press 0 to enter a space thereby accepting a completed word.

Press 1 to enter a period (.).

Press * to display special characters. See more about special characters on the
following pages.

Press # to change the text input mode. The following icons (not the
descriptions) appear in the upper left of the display screen:

Uppercase text: standard mode is on.

Lowercase text: standard mode is on.

Sentence case text: standard mode is on.

Numbers (123)

To switch to 123 mode from Abc mode, press and hold # at any message entry
screen until the icon in the upper left corner of the display switches from Abc to
123 (or vice versa).



to backspace the cursor and delete a character.

Select and hold


to backspace continuously and delete characters.

Punctuation and special characters

While at any text entry screen, press * to display special characters (press and
hold * if predictive text is on). To navigate through the list of special characters,
use the scroll key. Highlight a character and select


to insert the character

into your message.

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T e x t e n t r y


Predictive text input

Predictive text input allows you to write messages quickly using your keypad and
the built-in dictionary. It is much faster than the standard mode method, because
for each letter, you only press the corresponding key on your keypad once.

Activate or deactivate

1. At any text entry screen, select



Predictive text


2. Select the language of your choice.

The language setting affects the time and date formats of the clock, alarm clock,
and calendar.

Text entry

This example describes text entry using predictive text. To write the word "Nokia"
with predictive text on and with the English dictionary selected, press each of the
following keys once. This illustration shows the text displayed as you press each key:


6 6




When using predictive text:

Press 0 to enter a space and begin writing the next word.

If a displayed word is not correct, press * to see other matches. To return to
the previous word in the list of matches, select



If ? appears after a word, select


to add the word to the dictionary.

Press 1 to insert a period into your message.

Press and hold * to display special characters. Press * again to cycle through
all available characters.

Press # to switch predictive text on or off and to use predictive text in various
modes. As you press #, the following icons (not the descriptions) appear in
the upper left of the display screen:

Sentence case text: predictive text is on.

Lowercase text: predictive text is on.

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C o n t a c t s