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How do you type greek letters?

asked 2014-01-31 11:01:43 +0300

Richie Cotton gravatar image

By holding down letter keys in the keyboard, you get a choice of various accented Roman letters. By holding down the spacebar, you get a choice of language options.

I can't find any way to get Greek letters though. Is it possible to type these?

On similar note, there are lots of other alphabets missing (Arabic, Cyrillic, etc.). Is it possible to type arbitrary unicode characters? Maybe using \uxxxx codes?

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answered 2014-02-26 21:40:36 +0300

pmelas gravatar image

There is a greek layout package at openrepos: https://openrepos.net/content/penguin/greek-keyboard

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Open repos don't cut it for the average joe user. We either need an official one (hopefully included in the march update) or one available in the shop.

It's out of beta and at least they should provide layouts for all EU countries since it is available all over it.

ApB ( 2014-02-26 21:47:42 +0300 )edit

I will submit custom vkb's to Harbour as soon as they will start accepting custom keyboards. Currently I am not going to hold my breath while waiting that. On the other hand custom keyboards have been downloaded over 5000 times from openrepos and I am pretty sure there are few avarage joes in that group of people.

Penguin ( 2014-03-20 14:39:03 +0300 )edit

@Penguin Yes i believe they are average joes in that group but this is not an optimal solution. It should be easier than that.

Also up vote this. Even thought i don't believe there are many greek jolla users. https://together.jolla.com/question/33768/greek-keyboard-layout/

ApB ( 2014-03-20 14:51:05 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-31 11:13:57 +0300

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There is no greek keyboard at the moment. (official at least). However people have made some but they are not as easy as click install. Instructions here > http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=91917

Hope jolla addresses this in the next update.

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answered 2014-01-31 11:26:15 +0300

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updated 2014-01-31 11:26:15 +0300

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See https://together.jolla.com/question/21510/howto-adapt-sailfish-virtual-keyboard-vkb-layout/ for how to adapt your default keyboard for greek letters or how to include any keyboard layout file provided, e.g. from http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=91917 (as mentioned by ApB and in the HowTo).

If you create/import a greek layout file: Switch between your standard and greek keyboard by tap-and-holding the space bar.

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