International characters on the HTC Desire Z keyboard

I’m typing this up because it took me far too long to find, probably because I wasn’t using the right search terms, or because I was trying stupid key combinations…

Frustration (was: threesixtyfive | day 244)

In any case, if you want to make international characters (that is, characters with accent marks, diacritics, trema (plural tremata), umlauts, eat that google!) such as ë, é, ê or even ö or ï and so forth on the HTC Desire Z hardware keyboard, you simply long press the base character. A menu pops up and you get to choose the accented character that you would prefer to insert at that moment.

I sincerely apologise for interrupting your usual high IQ programming with this. If however you stumble upon this post and it helps you, why don’t you leave a comment just for laughs?


  • Thanks, man. I can’t tell you how much time I have wasted trying to find out stupid things like this, only to discover it was the simplest possiblity!

    • Thank you for stopping by to mention that, it warms my heart! :)

  • Thanks, man. I have searched my backside off. I don’t believe it is in the manual.

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