You're probably using a keyboard other than US English. To get the $ sign, switch to symbols by tapping on the &123 button in the lower left corner, then tap and hold on the button corresponding to your local currency to get a list of alternative currency symbols. The $ sign should be listed there.
For instance, with the UK English layout, I need to tap ...
For symbols that are simply upper- or lowercase Greek letters (e.g. pi, sigma, delta) you can install the Greek keyboard layout:
Note that it's a ~16 MB download, and you may have to install a language support update that requires a phone restart. At least that was the case when I tested it.
A few other common symbols (e.g. plus-minus sign, not equal sign, ...
Ok, solution was really quite simple, this may be enough:
Disable lock screen password
Enable the lock screen password. When it prompts for the new password, it should show just the numeric phone dial keypad.
Makes sense in the hindsight, though I tried other things before I figured it out. Just in case, here's a list of steps I did. Again, the bolded ...
Word Flow and text suggestions aren't available with all languages. To see if your current language is supported, see Windows Phone feature and service availability.
If your language is in the list, go to Settings → Keyboard, tap on your language and make sure that the "Suggest text" and "Type as I flick through letters" options are enabled.
For more ...
You already have an excellent answer that will help you wherever you may be typing, but I’d like to add an app-based option that might be easier if you are writing a lot of mathematical formulae.
Math Keyboard for WolframAlpha
As you can tell from the name, the primary purpose of the app is to input formulae into Wolfram|Alpha, but it also has the option ...
With Windows mobile 10 I had the same problem (I have returned to 8.1).
In Windows Central I found this:
Additional language keyboards may not be present and may not be able to install on US builds after upgrading to Windows 10.
Workaround: Reopen the Windows Insider app and re-select Insider Fast/Slow again. The download of keyboard packages will then work....
The reason is essentially the same, yes, in that it has to do with character encoding - the way human-readable characters are stored as machine-readable bits.
An SMS message has a size limit of 140 bytes, and the number of characters that can fit inside that limit depends on the encoding used.
The default GSM character set that covers the English alphabet ...
Here's a related question.
It's not the same on Windows 10 Mobile but here's what I found:
Selecting on the word after it was auto-corrected suggests my spelling.After choosing my spelling the force-correct for that word appears to be disabled for the current email. I hope it's the same for other document types.
Tapping right after the word, before it's ...
Bluetooth keyboards are only supported with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 which will only be released officially on a select set of phones (ie. not all WP8 phones).
Currently, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL come with Update 2.
For most other phones, it is possible to install Update 2 unofficially as part of the Windows 10 for phone preview programme. Phones ...
On WindowsPhone.com, there is a pretty good tutorial on this.
1. On Start, flick left to the App list, then tap Settings > Keyboard.
2. Select all the languages you'd like to be able to use from your keyboard.
The next time you use your keyboard, you'll see a button next to the Space bar
that indicates which language you're currently using on ...
Change to the English keyboard.
If you're unable to do so, go to Settings and add the keyboard.
You can have multiple keyboards at the same time and easily switch between them (I have Swedish, English and French keyboards).
I had this same problem upon updating to the Lumia Amber update. If your issue is the same as mine this is how I solved it.
I think the dictionaries must have been updated so they want users to re-download them in some cases.
Please read through each solution until you find the correct one.
add keyboard (If yours is no longer ...
In Windows phone 8.1 the copied text or clipboard text will disappear after you lock your phone. This problem is fixed in Windows 10 mobile. There is no solution to this until the Windows 10 update arrives to your device.
Note : You can use note taking apps to preserve your text while locking your phone in WP8.1
This is (somewhat) possible to do on the current Windows 10 preview, as long as you have more than one language installed.
Go to your keyboard settings and select "More keyboard settings." Make sure the box next to "Show the language switching key" is checked.
This will replace the emoji key with the language switching key. Emojis can still be accessed by ...
WhatsApp in Windows Phone does not ask for a phone number input anywhere other than your own number. The keyboard on "change your number" screen does not really have a "+" sign, but the first click on "0" will insert a "+" automatically in an empty international code field.
If you are experiencing the issue on another screen, you can type "00" instead of "+"...
In the settings > keyboard section, there is a button "More keyboard settings".
In that section, make sure that "Show dictation button" is checked.
By Default, it is unchecked.
What language are you using? I am using German and I have no option for dictation.
I had this problem with my Lumia 650 but eventually fixed it as follows:
Speech, Inking & Typing
Getting to know you
Click on getting to know me and the dictation icon reappears - hooray!
Check, under Settings, that automatic backups are completed successfully. Windows will not perform (non-security) system updates if the backups fail (so that in case the update fails your personal data isn't lost).
Also try choosing the option to perform a manual backup.
After searching for answers for weeks, I finally was able to do traditional Chinese handwriting again on my Lumia 640 with Windows 10 mobile.
I first went to settings, language. And add traditional Chinese language.
Then, I went to setting, speech, add Chinese simplified .
After doing this, I went back to settings, then keyboard. You can then add Chinese ...
Apparently from Gabe's blog, this issue is fixed on the Build 14295 (currently available on Slow Ring)
I've found a resolution here; http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp7-wppeople/keyboard-freezes-after-adding-a-space/1d4b902d-f776-4183-993a-b4b6f0560d98
If you disable the 'suggest / correct' words in keyboard settings it will work again.