I'm editing a plain text file on my iPhone and need to type a TAB (
\t) character. However, I am unable to find it and starting to wonder if it even exists.
Anyone able to help me out?
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If you want the tab character for a specific purpose (e.g. a SSH client), I recommend getting an app that has this feature built in via a quick click or two. Many SSH clients have this.
If you want to just be able to type the Tab character everywhere, you'll probably need a special keyboard. The Emoji keyboard might have the tab key buried in their "600+ unicode symbols". Additionally, this Unicode Map app that allows copying of unicode characters into the copy-buffer also might have support for the tab key. If neither of those apps have what you want, try contacting the developers, as it would be a trivial change to add support for the tab character.
One other potential solution just came to mind: try creating a document in Evernote or the Notes app that contains a tab character generated on your computer. See if you can copy-and-paste this character.