Originally Posted by bearhill
You are a life saver and I would have been miserable had you not helped me! Turns out I must have hit something by accident because my input language was set to Afrikaans by accident!
Thanks again. I can type again
You are very welcome!
It's nice to help you with this, because I remember all too well the feeling & frustration! And the relief once it was fixed.
In fact now that you mention Afrikaans language, that's exactly the same one that I ended up with. And to this day I still do not know just what key combination I hit to cause this to occur, that's why I called it a "stumble"....
Anyway I will say this, I really love SureType. Just like anything else that's new, it takes a bit of getting used to in the beginning, yet I continue to get faster, more accurate, and truly prefer it over qwerty. A statement that I would have sworn I would not make previously. I had used qwerty for so long on Treos, and others that I was way out of my comfort zone buying my first BB which was a 7130c with SureType. Now I find I can type twice as fast as I ever could with qwerty.
Here's another tip: If you would like to increase your speed even more. Go to Options, Custom Word List, and enter any special (like industry specific, job specific, etc) words you use. That way when you begin to type the word it will automatically come up for you.
Another really great feature is the Auto Text function. I do a lot of contract work, and use this feature a lot. I've found that I can enter long strings of text, paragraphs etc and then assign them a 2 or 3 letter key combination, to insert the them into a document or email etc. Very handy.