Entering characters

A keyboard appears when you can enter characters or when you select a text-entry field. Select the characters you want to enter using the directional buttons or the touch pad, and then press the button or click the touch pad. After you finish entering text, press the R2 button to confirm your entry, or the button to exit the keyboard.
You can also use the controller's sensor to enter characters by selecting (switch operation). Tilt the controller up, down, left, and right to select characters.

A )
Suggestions for completing entered text
You can display predicted input text based on the text you enter, depending on the application.
B )
Keyboard
Delete character
Delete the character to the left of the cursor.
Search/Send/Go/Done
You can perform these different operations as necessary.
Line break
Move the cursor to the next line.
Switch operation
Switch to the sensor for operation. If you don't know where the pointer is, select this again. The pointer will appear at the center of the screen.
Press one of the directional buttons to resume using the directional buttons for operation.
Options
You can copy and paste text, and add frequently used terms to the user dictionary. You can also access this key by pressing the OPTIONS button.
Switch keyboards
This is available only if you set multiple input languages under (Settings) > [Language] > [Input Languages].
Move cursor
Move the cursor.
Uppercase letter entry
You can enter an uppercase letter. To enter multiple uppercase letters, select this 2 times. Select this again to return to lowercase letter entry.
Numbers/Symbols
Enter numbers and symbols.
Change character types
  • The keys displayed vary depending on the language (keyboard) being used for text entry.
  • In some languages, some keys are not displayed.

Copying and pasting text

Copying

1.
Place the cursor at the start of the text you want to copy and then choose (options).
2.
Choose [Select] or [Select All].
If you choose [Select], move the cursor to the end of the text you want to copy and then press the button.
3.
Choose [Copy].

Pasting

1.
Choose (options) at the location you want to paste to.
2.
Choose [Paste].

Adding frequently used terms

You can add terms to the user dictionary for each language (keyboard), to be used for predictive text entry.

1.
Place the cursor at the start of the term you want to add and then choose (options).
2.
Choose [Select] or [Select All].
If you choose [Select], move the cursor to the end of the term you want to add and then press the button.
3.
Choose [Add Term].
4.
Choose [OK].
  • You cannot add terms for some languages.
  • You can edit or delete terms under (Settings) > [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards and User Dictionary].