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Add a numeric keypad and make it selectable in the language switch mechanism

asked 2014-01-20 09:14:17 +0300

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updated 2014-05-15 10:41:28 +0300

fercen gravatar image

Sometimes it would be very helpful to switch the virtual keyboard layout to a numeric keypad layout. It should contain numbers fro 0 to 9 and in addition at least comma and point.

This request contains two ways to provide the keypad:

  1. Provide the keypad option in the dialogue that is shown at the virtual keyboard while long pressing space. Usually it's made for switching the layout and suggestions to support other languages. E.g. you can switch from English to German keyboard layout. The numpad should be one of these options.

  2. Provide a mechanism for app developers that makes it possible to provide the numeric keypad layout depending on the input field. E.g. for input fields that are made for entering credit card numbers or your age.

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In my opinion an alphanumerical keypad (and maybe t9) is needed in vertical position. The letters is to small for me as it is for now, I misspell every second word I type, it's about 10 times more than I ever did with my Nokia phones like X6 and N8. The time it takes for me to type a sms has increased totally insane with my Jolla..

JS ( 2014-03-05 23:25:46 +0300 )edit

Back in the days I found T9 to be fast and fluid method to input text once you made the effort to teach it enough words. Compared to the portrait QWERTY currently in use, the numpad would yield less typing errors with fewer keystrokes and less time.

T9 to Jolla! :)

fercen ( 2014-05-15 10:40:42 +0300 )edit

For me no. 1 is a good option, because I don't have to wait for developers to build in there options. So make both options possible, starting with 1.

@JS You are right, the keyboard produces lots of errors. We badly need Swype like with N9.

So long for me the best method to avoid mistakes is just to stare at the extra highlighted letters, which occur when you type the letter on the keyboard, and not on the written words. After every line I check an correct via word prediction. With this it's kind of working. But far from convenient.

zemideluxe ( 2014-11-18 12:39:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-20 10:08:24 +0300

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For 2.

            TextField {
                inputMethodHints: Qt.ImhFormattedNumbersOnly;
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