Problem with coding on tablet

Hi! Trying to do Free Code Camp on my Android Tablet (5.x). I’m on the comment lesson. Whenever I try to type “<!–” it changes automatically to “<-”. Why is this? Is it preventable?

Sounds like autocorrect is getting in your way. Your best course of action is to just turn it off

http://www.wikihow.com/Turn-Off-Auto-Correct-on-an-Android

If that doesn’t help you should just be able to google your particular model.

Tip: It’s usually best to get used to coding on your computer using an IDE in order to get the hang of it :slight_smile:

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Turning off autocorrect didn’t help. And the reason i’m trying to use my tablet is because i often don’t have a computer with me when i have time to code.

Any other ideas?

A tablet is not good to use for coding. Is there really not any way it can (even in the future–as a goal, for instance) be replaced with a laptop?

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Perhaps try downloading an IDE on your tablet. Without going out and buying a laptop, I think you can find a working solution. It sounds like you turned autocorrect off… Also, make sure there isn’t any shortcuts set on your device that automatically changes characters.