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Ukrainian keyboard layout

asked 2013-12-24 21:30:41 +0200

Oleksii gravatar image

updated 2014-04-11 16:44:47 +0200

My native language is Ukrainian and it would be really nice to be able to write in Ukrainian on Jolla. The Ukrainian alphabet differs from Russian by having some letters that are not present in the Russian alphabet: Ґ, ґ, І, і, Ї, ї, Є, є. Also, some Russian letters aren't present in Ukrainian alphabet: Ъ, ъ, Ы, ы, Э, э. I don't care about UI language or predictive text input, I just need an easy way to input Ukrainian characters.

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I reopened the question, because I don't want to reinstall Ukrainian layout after every update, I want it to come with the OS.

Oleksii ( 2014-04-11 16:43:05 +0200 )edit

Regards comment from support "A preliminary investigation into the plausibility of adding this feature reveals that not many changes need to be made to the Russian keyboard to make this a reality." waiting Ukrainian keyboard layout in some of next OS updates.

Roma ( 2015-05-18 19:07:52 +0200 )edit

I'm posting a separate feature request for third-level keys.

articice ( 2016-06-16 13:54:41 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-12-26 00:25:32 +0200

Oleksii gravatar image

updated 2015-12-15 12:38:16 +0200

So I followed the instructions in http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=91917 thread and made Ukrainian layout.

You can download and install it from OpenRepos.net: https://openrepos.net/content/leppa/ukrainian-keyboard-sailfish-os
Source is available on GitHub: https://github.com/leppa/jolla-keyboard-uk

Unfortunately, Igorion's split mode change wasn't available anymore, but I used Russian layout as a reference.

You can download it from here: https://copy.com/VxI34wvMk9BZ. Unpack it to /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/ and restart your phone or execute systemctl --user restart maliit-server.service from the terminal.

Letter Ґ can be accessed through long pressing Г. I also added Ukrainian Hryvnia symbol () there but it seems that it's not supported by the font.

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Не працює, скопіював як треба, але в параметрах клавіатури немає Української. Робив systemctl --user restart maliit-server.service та перезагружав.

eddy737 ( 2014-12-04 11:52:59 +0200 )edit

I updated ukrainian layout to support split mode. So you can download it here: https://copy.com/PSegrNlIxqXRThWM tested on SailfishOS (Äijänpäivänjärvi)

Igorion ( 2015-06-01 15:39:59 +0200 )edit

@Igorion why don't you put layout to some VCS, like github.com?

Paranoja ( 2015-07-01 03:10:27 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-12-25 10:29:17 +0200

zlatko gravatar image

Just create an Ukrainian keyboard yourself. It is not hard in anyway. Read and follow the instructions or request here: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=91917

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Thanks for letting me know, I'll definitely try this method. But it would be nice if Jolla includes this layout out of the box, so people don't have to hack their phones.

Oleksii ( 2013-12-25 14:14:43 +0200 )edit
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