Automatically typing certain special characters on iOS

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  1. Rafagon

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    I'm sure this has been covered before, but you can combine iOS's Shortcuts features with characters from Glyphboard (http://mrgan.com/gb/) to automate the typing of these characters one cannot type directly from the iOS keyboard. I'm sure the following screenshot makes it self-explanatory:

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    So now, I type "1", "forward slash", "2", and it automatically becomes ½. Hope you enjoy the tip!
     
  2. Sheel S

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    Thanks, I had no idea about it. :)
     
  3. EverythingApple

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    My shortcuts are gone in iOS 7.1. When I add and save them, they're not showing up. I'm jailbroken using PanGu. Don't know if this matters.
     
  4. MoneyMaker79

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    The one shortcut I use is really the only one, and that's @@ for my email.
     
  5. Lon

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    And that is not working on iOS 7.1.x!
     
  6. MoneyMaker79

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    The auto email shortcut? For me it is. Shortcuts work fine for me.
     
  7. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    You mean the stock keyboard shortcuts? I'm on 7.1.2 and all is fine here as well.
     
  8. Lon

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    No I was talking about Double @.
     
  9. MoneyMaker79

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    @@ for my email address works just fine no problem.
     
  10. Europa

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    I've been using @@ to autofill my email address for a few years and it still works fine for me on 7.1.1.
     
  11. Lon

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    Hmmm. Sure doesn't work on my 4S just recently upgraded to 7.1.2. It also seems to show up on most iOS 7 compatibility charts as "no".
     
  12. Europa

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    Compatibility charts? It's a stock feature, not a jailbreak tweak. Apple hasn't removed it.
     
  13. RoofMonkey

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    You have to enter @@ as a shortcut first, right?
     
  14. Europa

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    Of course. How else would it know what to fill in? I've never had to re-input it, though. It carries across to all of my new iPhones via iCloud data syncing.
     
  15. RoofMonkey

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    Just checking. LOL
    Sounded like using @@ was a 'standard' thing. I use something else myself & never heard of the popular use of @@
     
  16. EverythingApple

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    I added omw as On my way! And it's not working. Help.
     
  17. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Jailbreak conflict?
     
  18. EverythingApple

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    Maybe. Any suggestions? I have Bloard installed but it worked fine before with it. I'll look at recent additions.
     
  19. Europa

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    Start with Bloard and Action Menu (if you have Action Menu) and then trace your steps backwards if it doesn't work with both of them uninstalled.
     
  20. MoneyMaker79

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    I have bloard as well and using keyboard shortcuts is working fine.
     

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