Enter the characters, letters and words manually in the centre display

The centre display keyboard allows you to enter characters, letters and words on the screen by "drawing" by hand.
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Press the button on the keyboard to change from typing with the keys to entering letters and characters by hand.

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  1. P5-Icon red circle 1Area for writing characters/letters/words/parts of word.
  2. P5-Icon red circle 2The text field where the characters or word suggestions1 appear as they are written on screen (1).
  3. P5-Icon red circle 3Suggestions for characters/letters/word/part of word. It is possible to scroll through the list.
  4. P5-Icon red circle 4Space. A space can also be created by entering a dash (-) in the area for hand-written letters (1). See the heading "Entering a space in the free text field with handwriting recognition" below.
  5. P5-Icon red circle 5Undo entered text. Press briefly to delete one character/one letter at a time. Wait a moment before pressing again to delete the next character/letter, etc.
  6. P5-Icon red circle 6Return to the keyboard with regular character input.
  7. P5-Icon red circle 7Switch off/on sound when entering.
  8. P5-Icon red circle 8Hide the keyboard. If this is not possible, the button is not shown.
  9. P5-Icon red circle 9Change text input language.

Writing characters/letters/words by hand

Write a character, a letter, a word or parts of a word in the area for hand-written letters (1). Write a word or parts of a word above each other or on a line.
A number of suggested characters, letters or words is shown (3). The most likely choice is found at the top of the list.


Do not use sharp objects on the screen as they may scratch it.
Enter the character/letters/word by waiting a moment.
The character/letter/word at the top of the list is entered. It is also possible to select a different character by pressing the required character, letter or word in the list.

Deleting/changing characters/letters written by hand

Delete all characters in the text field (2) by swiping across the handwriting field (1).

There are several options for deleting/changing characters/letters:

  • Press the intended letter or word in the list (3).
  • Press the text undo button (5) to delete the letter and begin again.
  • Swipe horizontally from right to left2 over the area for handwritten letters (1). Delete multiple letters by swiping over the area several times.
  • Pressing the X in the text field (2) deletes all of the entered text.

Changing row in the free text field with handwriting

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Change row by hand by drawing the above character in the handwriting field3.

Entering a space in the free text field with handwriting recognition

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Enter a space by drawing a dash from left to right4.
  1. 1 Applies to certain system languages.
  2. 2 For Arabic keyboard - swipe in the opposite direction. Swiping from right to left creates a space.
  3. 3 For Arabic keyboards - draw the same character, but reversed.
  4. 4 For Arabic keyboard - draw the dash from right to left.