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Will you provide a french speaking qwertz keyboard ?

asked 2014-06-24 18:56:06 +0300

lavariya gravatar image

qwertz is used in Germany and Switzerland, but 1/3 of Swiss country speaks french and use the qwertz keyboard. I have to use the french azerty keyboard to get the dictionnary but it would be fine to provide the qwertz keyboard with french dictionnary on a further release.

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By the way, your post is somehow a duplicate of this one https://together.jolla.com/question/1189/keyboard-layouts-possible-to-provide-in-jolla-store/

Maximilian1st ( 2014-06-24 19:57:40 +0300 )edit

@lavariya thought by french that is azerty, by smartphone too....

cemoi71 ( 2015-08-05 10:36:21 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-06-25 01:36:10 +0300

Jordi gravatar image

You will find here the qwertz keyboard with french dictionnary :

https://openrepos.net/content/penguin/french-swiss-keyboard.

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answered 2015-08-04 17:48:28 +0300

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updated 2015-08-04 17:49:17 +0300

As the previous answer is no more valid (the french qwertz keyboard is no more compatible with recent os version) I try the keyboard Qwertz which is using german language. Then I just change the "DE" to "FR" in the file /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/custom-qwertz.conf. Reboot the device! and voilà! Choosing "Qwertz" as keyboard layout give me also access to the french dictionnary.

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But the German keyboard doesn't seem suitable for French because of some special characters. You'd better to edit the AZERTY layout.

Alen ( 2015-08-05 14:39:01 +0300 )edit
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No because in Switzerland we use a keyboard derived from the german one and not from the "AZERTY" french keyboard. In the french speaking part of Switzerland we need a french dictionnary. Then Azerty is useless and the qwertz is the good one. Plus all the accents that I need are provided by these qwertz keyboard. So definitively forget about Azerty for CH-fr keyboard. It looks ugly to us! ;-)

Thoric ( 2015-08-08 14:14:06 +0300 )edit
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answered 2015-08-05 14:34:04 +0300

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updated 2015-09-27 20:57:44 +0300

Creating a layout isn't so hard, the language code (FR in this case) is enough for the dictionary to work. I can make it for you, as I did for some languages, but you need to enable the developer mode to start using it (i.e. to copy the QML to the file system; I don't know how to package it as RPM).

  1. First of all, download this zip file. Extract it and copy QML and CONF files to your /home (/home/nemo).

  2. From Settings app, enable Developer mode and then enable Remote connection and make a password.

  3. Then open Terminal and copy QML and CONF files to the file system using devel-su cp fr_ch.{conf,qml} /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/. Enter the password you set for remote connection. The password characters will be invisible in Terminal.

  4. Restart maliit-server: systemctl --user restart maliit-server.service

Swiss French

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For Sailfish 2.0 they change the place so you need

cp fr_qwertz.{qml,conf} /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/

(note the /com/)

Also there's something wrong in the layout. you shouldn't have ç and M has to be next to N, at least with the sample done, I can hack them.

tigerfoot ( 2015-09-27 17:29:32 +0300 )edit

@tigerfoot, thanks for your feedback. That missing /com was my fault and I didn't know about ç. Let me correct it.

Alen ( 2015-09-27 20:39:58 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-06-24 19:56:32 +0300

Maximilian1st gravatar image

They probably will at some place in time but for now you will have to tinker a little bit to change the keyboard to fit your needs. I also use the Swiss keyboard so I know the problem. http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=91917

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answered 2015-09-30 23:46:03 +0300

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updated 2015-09-30 23:47:57 +0300

Based on the Dolphin Keyboard with color emoji made by saberaltria, I modified 3 files to have a working Swiss-French keyboard. Here are the instructions:

Install the Dolphin keyboard core, from Openrepos.

Install the Dolphin keyboard English + color emoji, from Openrepos.

Put these 3 files files in the folder /home/nemo/Documents/

And then, with the terminal, copy each of these 3 files in the appropriate folder using the 3 following commands:

cp /home/nemo/Documents/fr+.qml /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/fr+.qml

cp /home/nemo/Documents/fr+.conf /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/fr+.conf

cp /home/nemo/Documents/Xt9Handler.qml /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/Xt9Handler.qml

Start the app Dolphin core and press Restart service.

That's it!

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