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Greek Keyboard Layout [released]

asked 2014-03-18 01:06:42 +0300

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updated 2015-11-04 11:50:34 +0300

Yes i know you can install it from openrepos. And yes i know people that need this is a small percentage of your clients.

But this is 1.0 and your phone is available all over Europe.

So could you please provide something official. Just the layout. Text prediction and other fancy stuff can wait.

Shameless bump version

Come on mr @Pekka Vuorela. Some people need this. :/

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It also does not learn new words... Does it? Is it possible to add a greek dictionary?

TK ( 2014-06-05 19:41:56 +0300 )edit

@TK For the greek layout from openrepos, if you want word prediction you can do it as described here.

thisisme ( 2014-08-26 17:30:05 +0300 )edit

thanks i need it.

elgeo ( 2014-11-29 14:38:15 +0300 )edit

Thanks it has worked for me too

dglent ( 2014-12-26 09:06:29 +0300 )edit

Anyone knows where can i find a catalog with word prediction for Greek ? I have used my phone for a while so i learned it a good quantity of words but now i did a factory restore to resolve a problem of lags and i don't have any more my list. I can find a list from a dictionary, i need to know how to use it as a prediction list

dglent ( 2015-03-31 17:02:49 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-03-24 18:30:25 +0300

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An update for those not participating in the meetings: @Pekka Vuorela said will look into/consider it but no promise on when it will be released.

I suspect bribing him will make things faster. :P

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When Jolla sells a product in Europe has to take in consideration to support the localisation of the destination countries. In Greece, the language (read/write) is Greek. The people don't use other languages. This was the reason why the Euro banknote has the translation in Greek: "ΕΥΡΩ" (many people in other countries don't even notice).

It is very hard to spread Jolla phone in Greece as it is, only technical users will be interrested and even technical users need to write an email/sms to a Greek-speaking person though.

The work for the Greek localisation, keyboard - translation, has been already done by volunteers included me.

  • You think that we have to bribing him or the inverse ? (i know that was a joke :) )
dglent ( 2015-03-25 07:28:48 +0300 )edit

I'm upvoting this one just because of the answer you got on yesterday's IRC meeting :P

François ( 2015-03-25 10:54:23 +0300 )edit

@dglent The OS translation will be handled by the community once the localization tool is ready. That is the easy part. The keyboard layout part is problematic because they cant allow contributions (ie. kbd layouts in the store) due to api stability & security. And this is a problem that Jolla (Pekka to be exact) has to solve.

As for spreading the products in greece yes it is difficult due to localization issues. I personally hate translated software but my mom -if i buy her a Jolla tablet- will highly appreciate it.

@François Thanks :)

ApB ( 2015-03-25 12:28:06 +0300 )edit

I installed opt-in upgrade yesterday and unfortunately the Greek keyboard available from openrepos stopped working. I guess this has something to do with updates (including new support for split keyboard in landscape mode). Same issue appears with Bulgarian keyboard layout from openrepos, see this issue.

Please Jolla, include a Greek keyboard layout, it's about time...

karbonized ( 2015-04-17 12:29:12 +0300 )edit

Bad news, i hope that it will be fixed (if not i will have to stay with the current version)

dglent ( 2015-04-17 14:06:14 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-11-04 03:44:13 +0300

gkontos gravatar image

greek keyboard should have slready been released .

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