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Choose international domains on the iPhone keyboard iOS devices
You probably know already that you can hold down a key on the iPhone keyboard to select international versions of a character (eg. Accented characters) I have just found that this also works for the .com button on the Safari version of the keyboard.

Hold down the .com button, and you will be able to quickly select the regional domain suffix for whatever international language keyboard you are using. Eg .co.uk for the UK keyboard, .de for German, etc.
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Choose international domains on the iPhone keyboard
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Mar 21, '08 09:26:33AM

I found I'm much faster when I just type ".de" or ".ch" or ".net" instead of waiting until the menu shows up and selecting the right entry...

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Choose international domains on the iPhone keyboard
Authored by: Izzard on Mar 21, '08 11:03:00AM

Nice find! Definitely a nice shortcut for the ever-cumbersome '.co.uk'



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Choose international domains on the iPhone keyboard
Authored by: Kalessin on Mar 21, '08 11:21:45AM

I had no idea about either of those tips; the holding keys down, or the holding the .com button down.

Initially, the .com tip didn't work, but I found I had to set my keyboard to "English (UK)" despite having bought by iPhone in the UK.

Thanks!



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Choose international domains on the iPhone keyboard
Authored by: mjdenes on Mar 21, '08 03:25:33PM

I too did not know either of these tricks.................where did you learn about the letters showing other variations of the letters? Just curious as I thought I knew almost all the tricks on the Iphone!
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Authored by: Stormchild on Mar 21, '08 04:29:39PM

I was actually wondering why the US English keyboard doesn't have .net and .org as pop-up alternatives. I expected to find it there after discovering all the variations in other characters (these are quite rich, even on the US keyboard). Would be nice to see that added in a future firmware update.

Perhaps this only works with European input modes. The US English mode will only do .com, and the Japanese input mode doesn't even have a .com button (although that makes sense, as you wouldn't want to type URLs in Japanese ... the technology to support Unicode URLs exists, but is not widely deployed yet).



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