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Add accent keys to dot key

asked 2015-06-05 15:07:26 +0200

Thaodan gravatar image

updated 2015-06-07 09:42:32 +0200

As the title says, please add chars like ? and ! to dot key at keyboard this would make tipping a lot easier.

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answered 2015-06-06 01:30:45 +0200

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Accents are with the letter that has that accent, not like on a 104key keyboard where you combine inputs of accents and keys... ? and ! are no accents and it is a lot faster to use Num+key instead of waiting for the context menu and move to the right key... my 2 (ac)cents

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You see i'm not a native english speaker? I don't know the word for this kind of key but in qml jolla cald this kind of key accent keys. Every basic keyboard on android has the keys and ? ! are frequently used and its easyer to acces them by holding dot key.

Thaodan ( 2015-06-06 01:37:52 +0200 )edit

Yeah got it, punctuation is the word you are looking for... longtap is delaying me still.

chemist ( 2015-06-06 01:55:33 +0200 )edit

I made a patch for this (patchmanager pkg is comming): https://github.com/Thaodan/sailfish-custom-spacebarrow-patch/releases/tag/0.1

Thaodan ( 2015-06-06 05:21:29 +0200 )edit
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answered 2015-06-06 09:23:31 +0200

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updated 2015-06-06 09:30:45 +0200

I'm not in support of it for the standard keyboard. If you make ! and ? "honorary" accents this way then why not : and ; too, and throw some other symbols under other letters while you're at it? There comes line-drawing issues and the enhamperment of the definition of 'accent'.

There's going to be people landing from other devices, but rather than support making those other device's implementation a de facto standard, their needs would better be served by an alternative keyboard layout downloadable from Warehouse (there is one in iOS layout).

The Maliit keyboard layouts are quite easily tweakable anyway, I did mine for my personal preferences as the standard one had non-user-friendlily hidden some of my most needed symbols too deep. I actually did put the punctuation as accents for the dot key, but chemist is right in that it's slower, to the point it's unusable and subsequently I don't use them from there.

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Because I in my opionion the basic layout is too limited.

Thaodan ( 2015-06-06 11:38:27 +0200 )edit
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