Character guide for Latin-based languages
Many languages use the Latin alphabet; however, there are three keyboard layouts that use the Latin alphabet on your
BlackBerry device. If you set up more than one input language, note that the keyboard layout may change.
The QWERTY keyboard layout is used by many languages; it's not confined to a single geographic area. Certain languages
may have slight variations to the available keys or symbols, but the basic keyboard is the same. QWERTY keyboard layout is
used for American English, European English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Brazilian, Portuguese, Romanian,
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, and Vietnamese input.
The basic QWERTY keyboard looks like this:
The QWERTZ keyboard layout is used for typing in German, Czech, and Hungarian.
The basic QWERTZ keyboard looks like this:
The AZERTY keyboard layout is used for typing in French.
The basic AZERTY keyboard looks like this:
The QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY keyboards using the Latin alphabets have different alternate characters depending
on the language you select. For example, in French, if you tap and hold the letter A, the prediction menu displays accented
characters for the letter A. In Romanian, if you tap and hold the letter S, the prediction menu appears with ß among the
options. Experiment with the BlackBerry Keyboard to reveal the keys that contain alternate characters.