Keyboard queries

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    Hi all, can anyone tell me:
    1. How to cancel forward
    2. How to get keyboard with accented vowels (to write in french)? I can only get standard english or cyrilic at present.
    Sorry if these are really daft questions. Thanks.
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    1) Don't understand the question

    2) Settings - General - keyboard - international keyboards - add new keyboard. Once added there will be a globe icon on the keyboard, tap this to quickly switch between installed keyboards.
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    For vowel accents, tap and hold on the vowel key for accent options. This even works on the English keyboard. You can get the weird ç the same way.
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    Eureka! It works. Thanks. I still need to know how to cancel characters that are in front of where I am positioned: for example, say I am writing the word "situation" and I am positioned between the "a" and the "t" how do I cancel "tion"?
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    The only possible option I can think of is - Jailbreak then get "Swipe Selection" from Cydia - ‘SwipeSelection’ now available on Cydia
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    If you don't want to jail break (though I can attest that both jail breaking AND SwipeSelection is awesome! :)), then try this tip:

    You'll have to position the cursor AFTER the letters/words you want to delete (the iPad keyboard only has Backspace, not a Delete). To position the cursor where you wish to be, touch and hold your finger on the screen until you see a magnifying pop-up. Then, you can see the cursor and, while still pressing, move it to where you need it to be.

    Hope that helps.

    Marilyn

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