Entering characters

An on-screen keyboard appears when you need to enter text. Select the characters you want to enter using the directional buttons or the touch pad, and then either 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 motion 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
Text prediction varies with the application.
B )
Keyboard
Delete character
Delete the character to the left of the cursor.
Move field to field
Use this key to move to the next field when there are multiple text entry fields.
Search/Send/Go/Done
The function of this key changes as necessary.
Line break
Move the cursor to the next line.
Switch operation
Use the controller's motion sensor to move the pointer. If you lose sight of the pointer, select this key again. The pointer will appear at the center of the screen.
Press any of the directional buttons to resume using the directional buttons to move the pointer.
Options
Use this key to 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 when you set multiple input languages under (Settings) > [Language] > [Input Languages].
Move cursor
Use these keys to move the text cursor.
Uppercase letter entry
Use this key to enter an uppercase letter. To enter multiple uppercase letters, select this twice. Select it again to return to lowercase letter entry.
Numbers/Symbols
Enter numbers and symbols.
Change character types
Choose from alternative character sets.

Available keys vary depending on the language (keyboard) being used for text entry.

Copying and pasting text

Copying

1.
Place the cursor at the start of the text you want to copy, and then select (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.
Select [Copy].

Pasting

1.
Select (Options) at the place where you want to paste the text.
2.
Select [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 select (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.
Select [Add Term].
4.
Select [OK].
  • You cannot add terms for some languages.
  • You can edit or delete terms under (Settings) > [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards and User Dictionary].