Make Basic Characters More Accessible
Use the OPTION key for access to apostrophes, quotation and exclamation marks, parentheses, regular as well as m and n dashes, dollar signs and a DELETE key, along with CHANGE CASE keys...ALL being the characters most frequently used moment-by-moment for texting messages and emails.
There comes a point where too many features... "cooks in the kitchen," so to speak—or characters, in this case—ruin the day-to-day practicality of the "soup" in your app.
The suggestion is to replace some of the Greek, mathematical, and other symbols on the Opted layout on iPhone with standard punctuation characters, so, for example, you don’t need Opt and Shift to get the secondary symbols under K and L in the US English layout.
Please vote for this issue if you would like this, thanks!
The vast majority of the punctuation symbols are available without using either shift or opt, by holding certain keys:
• holding 4/$ gives you an assortment of currency symbols
• holding '/" gives you an assortment of quotes and apostrophes
• holding //? gives you an assortment of punctuation marks
• holding 8/* gives you an assortment of footnote marks: †, ‡, §
• holding -/_ gives an assortment of hyphens.
For the most part, the current approach works well: commonly used characters are available from the main keyboard without the need to use opt, and often without needing shift; and less common characters are available via the opt keyboard. If you replace anything on the opt keyboard with something more commonly used, please move the replaced character to a popup somewhere. For example, if you choose to retask the opt-5 key, you should move ∞ elsewhere (like, say, to the 0 key’s popup).
Pedro Antonio commented
I vote yes