Custom keyboard layouts via Jolla Store

asked 2014-02-03 16:07:47 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 16:29:38 +0300

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Request:

  • Provide a way for users to upload custom keyboard layouts (layout.qml, layout.conf, descriptive text, screenshot(s)), that are packed in the background to a self-installing package and downloadable from Jolla Store (category: Virtual Keyboards).
  • Tag this question with "roadmap"
  • Amend file InputHandler.qml to cater for cursor keys.

Reasons:

The number of requests for specific keyboard layouts is rising. On the other hand, many users are creating their own layouts. It would be sensible to provide a simple way, that these layouts can be shared also with people not wanting to fiddle around with Terminal and devel-su.

As shown on https://together.jolla.com/question/21510/howto-adapt-sailfish-virtual-keyboard-vkb-layout/, it is possible to pack all layout information into a single qml file to be stored in the layouts directory, so no need to overwrite any existing files, in particular not in any directory above the layouts directory. These non-destructive keyboard layouts could easily be provided to the general public.

Even this request may not be granted in the short term: If you would tag it roadmap, all the requests for custom keyboards could be directed to this question.

PS: I am aware of https://together.jolla.com/question/1189/keyboard-layouts-possible-to-provide-in-jolla-store/. That however is less specific than this request, so I do not see a duplicate.

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