Keyboard enhanchments

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    Is there an app that will let me change or add custom keys to the standard keyboard? I use an iPad 2.
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    Assuming you are not jailbroken.

    First, you can use different international keyboards. Go to Settings/General/Keyboard/International Keyboards. You can add anything on that list.

    Second, you can use keyboard shortcuts to do pretty much anything that the standard keyboard doesn't allow. For example when I type "fonton" I get this [FONT=Snell Roundhand, serif] and can type in different colors and fonts. I type "fontoff" [/FONT] to get back to normal.

    You can find this in Settings/Keyboard/Add new shortcut.
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    KevinJS, that's interesting - what do you place into the Text-part of the shortcut??

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    /FONT=Snell Roundhand, serif//i//b//COLOR=red/

    Replace the slashes with square brackets.

    To turn off the codes, enclose /font etc in square brackets.
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    I am jail broke. Cydia. There are two different things I would like to do. 1) use the top line of the key board to be able to click/hold for numbers and 2) be able to set it up so that I can get a numerical key pad.
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    Thanks KevinJS! So it's just HTML...

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