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    On our new ipad mini (2nd generation) sometimes when typing and replying to an e-mail the letters the letters reverse: for example I type when and what appears is nehw. Any idea why this is happening? Thanks.......murr
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    Default Re: ipad: letters typing backwards

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    On our new ipad mini (2nd generation) sometimes when typing and replying to an e-mail the letters the letters reverse: for example I type when and what appears is nehw. Any idea why this is happening? Thanks.......murr
    Check Settings > General > International and make sure the settings are correct for your location - specifically the Region Format and Keyboard..
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    Yes, make sure your settings is for where you're located.

    Can I see a screenshot of it doing this, by chance?
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    Default Re: ipad: letters typing backwards

    Albeit now 2 years later, still finding little on this problem posted by others.

    We encounter this situation periodically -- also on Macs under OSX as
    recent as 10.11.6 -- with the only common denominator being maybe
    heavy system load. All language-based data entry configuration is correct.
    Seems like the CPU cannot keep up with typing speed, and the most recent
    character is given higher priority processing than what came before, probably
    resulting from a hack in trying to appear responsive to the user, inverting the
    order in which characters are received by the application. Just guessing.
    Frustrating it has not been fixed even after many years.

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