I’m starting a new job. My new boss is from an East European country, and has accented characters in her name (ž to be exact). I would like to be able to use the correct diacritics when writing her name. Easy on my Mac (long key press to show all diacritics for a letter), but less so on my Android phone.
While the android language setting is set to English (UK) this character isn’t available via a long press (as it would be for è, â and ç). To make it available, I need to add a language that includes it (Croatian for example).
- Settings > Language and input
- Virtual keyboard
- Turn off use system locale to allow selection of multiple languages
- Enable your home language and the additional language that has the characters you need.
Now the accented options are available on a long press of the parent letter.
I also noticed that the gboard suggestions now includes the accented characters when before it didn’t.