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Put the apostrophe on the alpha page in the Italian keyboard layout

asked 2014-01-06 16:20:39 +0200

mikelima gravatar image

Many common Italian phrases contain an apostrophe, and it is inconvenient to have to switch to the numeric layout to reach it. There is space for it in the second row, it would make sense to have it on the side of the "L" key.

Alternatively, the dead "`' accent could be used to input an accent if combined with a space. This would at least save a switch to the other layout.

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can i change this setting in an unofficial way? It's quite annoying

nuovodna ( 2014-11-29 22:51:09 +0200 )edit

Same goes for English, really - why on earth is the apostrophe on the second page? It just doesn't make any sense from a usability standpoint.

Sure, you can avoid some of this problem in the cases where the phone's prediction catches what you're trying to type, but this is hardly a good justification to keep it on the second page. Predicion is not an infallible feature, and more over doesn't even work for some text input fields (like the browser).

Yeum ( 2014-11-30 17:38:29 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-11-30 08:15:37 +0200

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updated 2014-11-30 08:16:17 +0200

You can modify the keyboard the way you like - layout, button size, long press, etc.. More information and tutorial: https://together.jolla.com/question/21510/howto-adapt-sailfish-virtual-keyboard-vkb-layout/

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Ok, but it's the purpose of predefined keyboard layouts to save hassle to users, including those who are not technically smart enough to do this easily.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2014-11-30 12:18:13 +0200 )edit

@giacomo-di-giacomo I am giving answer how the user can fix it for himself as there will ALWAYS be different preferences about the keyboard. No way Jolla can take care of each and every individual request. So we must focus on general solutions: DIY(https://together.jolla.com/question/21510/howto-adapt-sailfish-virtual-keyboard-vkb-layout/) and allow custom keyboards in store(https://together.jolla.com/question/23606/custom-keyboard-layouts-via-jolla-store/)

zlatko ( 2014-11-30 13:04:56 +0200 )edit

I beg to differ. The question is not an individual request but a suggestion to improve the layout for all Italian-speaking users, so my opinion is that Jolla should provide an updated layout for the Italian keyboard as standard.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2014-11-30 13:31:38 +0200 )edit

@giacomo-di-giacomo It is good to have different opinion :) In any case that is beauty of open device - you do not have to wait for the company to come to your request, when you can help yourself. If I have waited for Jolla to add Bulgarian Cyrllic keyboard...you can guess :)

zlatko ( 2014-11-30 14:26:18 +0200 )edit
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