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Old 10-11-2007, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

In Norway we have three special letters ('', '' and '') which of course is not present on any BlackBerry keyboard. Some users find it difficult and too time consuming to press 'a' or 'o' and scroll the trackwheel/trackball to get to the special letter. This is not a problem on the Pearl as is has a Norwegian dictionary in the software.

This can of course be solved by editing Autotext entries on each device, but this is also very time consuming.

So my questions are:

1. Is there a way to edit the AutoText database on a computer, and then restore it onto a device using Desktop Manager?

2. Is there an easy way to edit the database on the BES? Add AutoText entries via some kind of database tool. I'm asuming that if i edit the AutoText field directly on the BES database this will en theory replicate to the device as part of the Automatic Wireless Backup?

3. Is there a BlackBerry application that will allow you to create macros on the device, so that when a user taps 'a' two times it makes an ''. The same way as tapping 'space' two times makes a period by default. This must be a easy application to create and load on a BlackBerry device?

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