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Finnish keyboard layout missing characters [released]

asked 2013-12-29 19:23:29 +0300

Valker gravatar image

The Finnish keyboard layout is missing Ž and ž characters which are used in official spelling of some foreign names.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by ln
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...but are not in Finnish alphabets, which is the reason they are not in the layout.

pnuu ( 2013-12-29 19:37:49 +0300 )edit

@pnuu There are plenty of other definitely-not-Finnish characters (ûêã...) available by long-pressing various letters, so it isn't that strange to wish ž was available by long-pressing z.

ln ( 2013-12-29 20:07:02 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-29 19:47:01 +0300

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You can change the typing language by long-pressing the spacebar, type in the special characters you need and then switch back to Finnish. The process is simple enough to eliminate the need of including every character in every keyboard layout.

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I'm not asking for every character in every layout but there should be characters needed to write proper Finnish text and which have been defined in "new" Finnish keyboard standard ( SFS 5966 (link in Finnish)) since 2008.

Valker ( 2013-12-29 20:27:20 +0300 )edit

I'm working on an extended version of a Finnish keyboard layout that adds almost everything that should be possible to type according to the new standard. Maybe have to leave out a few things not needed in languages spoken in Europe. Stay tuned.

Jouni Ahto ( 2013-12-30 23:26:20 +0300 )edit

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