HU have recently enhanced text entry handling so that on PCs you can easily use Ctrl+b, Ctrl+i and Ctrl+u to format following text to bold, italic or underlined respectively. Re-entering the relevant Ctrl+ sequence cancels the formatting. Unfortunately since this upgrade, Apple mobile device users have reported experiencing major problems editing text in their submissions to HU. Users either can't go back and amend text or find it extremely difficult to do so. Problems reported include:
- The keyboard 'disappears'
- Trying to go back, it was difficult to pinpoint the exact place in the text or it brought up 'next posts'
- Spell check works when writing a post but not when replying
- Inserting special characters is difficult if not impossible
So far some or all of these problems have been reported on iOS 9.3 full release version, an iPhone 6s running iOS9.2, an iPhone 5 and iPad 3.
Apple PCs are presumably not affected with a Mac Air reported as working fine.
Android smart phones and tablets also don't seem to be affected.
I'll provide an update when I hear more - unless some happy Apple mobile device user replies earlier with some good news .
PS The other casualty of this change on all platforms is that the previously supported emoticons (smileys) no longer work, but I gather emoji characters can be inserted from operating systems that support them.