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Swype-like keyboard functionality

asked 2017-12-28 17:23:14 +0300

JMLatJolla gravatar image

What is the current status/recommendation here in the community regarding Swype-like keyboard capabilities?

  • okBord or
  • from Patchmanager 'jakibaki-sailfishos-patch-keyboard-swipecursor' or
  • something else?


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answered 2017-12-28 19:54:41 +0300

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OKboard is the one that I use and its quite good. Keep an eye also on presage keyboard developments, its open-source. These keyboards are not yet swype-like, but I expect some combination coming in future.

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Tx allot @rinigus, I just played around with okBoard French and English and it seems to me to be quite passable and usable. Do you have any idea where I can find dictionaries for other languages such as German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish?

Presage based keyboard add on seams to be currently heavily under development - good news and I will keep an eye on it for sure, although swyping functionality is indispensable for me. Tx for the hint.

JMLatJolla ( 2017-12-28 21:40:28 +0300 )edit

@JMLatJolla, as far as I can see from searching OKboard at OpenRepos, there are few languages available. I don't know OKboard internals, but I guess that it may later use presage for text predictions while swiping. That would open it to many 'exotic' languages and ported devices. Note that there is no development in such link between OKboard and presage, to my knowledge.

rinigus ( 2017-12-28 23:04:03 +0300 )edit

Well, Spanish, Italian and German do the job as well. I'm happy so far. Tx for your advice. Very much appreciated.

JMLatJolla ( 2017-12-29 02:23:06 +0300 )edit

@rinigus@JMLatJolla, a link between presage and OKboard is on my roadmap. A first version should just replace xt9 with presage context based suggestions e.g. after swiping the current word. But since they both have different language models and there are some internal differences that need to be addressed there are some experimenting to do firstly. Not to forget that OKboard have a far more advanced language model and overlapping feature set compared to presage. So let us see what will be left from presage when the initial xt9 -> presage coupling switch is done.

ljo ( 2017-12-29 16:03:42 +0300 )edit

@ljo - great, looking forward to it!

rinigus ( 2017-12-29 17:37:21 +0300 )edit
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