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Lollipop phone search keyboard language

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Lollipop phone search keyboard language

I have russian names in my phone book but I only have latin characters available when I try to search through, so I really can't enter any because I'm not used to split my alphabet on 0-9 numbers. How can I get my russian characters back? There is no option to switch keyboard because it is phone-enter mode(same as <input type="phone"/> on sites).


It had 3 rows - number, latil characters and russian characters, now only number and latin character. How to enable russian characters there?

PS system language is russian, russian keyboard available.

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Re: Lollipop phone search keyboard language



I'm not sure what you mean and unfortunately, I do not speak the Russian language so might be hard for me to support you but I'll do my best. :smileysmileythumbsup:

Regarding the alphabet on 0-9 numbers, it sounds like you describe the keyboard as phonepad design. Could you go to Settings > Language & input > Xperia Keyboard >  Portrait keyboard > Mark "Full Keyboard".

Are you using different writing languages? You can see this via Settings > Language & input > Xperia Keyboard > Writing language.

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Re: Lollipop phone search keyboard language

Seems that I was a bit unclear.

Hope this screenshot helps :

It has found "мама" and "папа"(mother and father) but I haven't got such sybmols at my keyboard. I had them in previous version and it was something like this :






so I want my keyboard layout back where I have latin and russian characters both.