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Support special character input from hardware keyboard [answered]

asked 2015-07-18 00:32:23 +0300

tokaru gravatar image

Just for the records, a dedicated feature request:

As of yet, we are not able to use special characters like ä,ö,ü, etc with our TOHKBD.

See Q5/6/10/13 of TOHKBD FAQ:

Jolla Sailfish 1.1.7. version (and older) does not support changing keyboard layout.(even it is in UI) We need to wait for sailfish update. Current layout does not support compose or special chars outside of pc-105 US layout. The settings are grayed out becaused they do not work yet.

Pleeeease make it work :) I love this keyboard.


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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by tokaru
close date 2015-07-18 15:51:32.194718

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answered 2015-07-18 13:17:27 +0300

dirkvl gravatar image

updated 2015-07-18 13:18:02 +0300

Just to be clear, you are requesting a feature that is stated in the FAQ to be implemented on next update? Maybe a bit redundant :)

Anyway, we are obviously aware of it and working on it.

If you have more quick questions, please join us on http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=jollatohkbd to not flood TJC.

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Thanks for your feedback, Dirk. Actually this was directed at Jolla, as I thought it's their job rather than yours (that's why I created a separate feature request and did not regard it redundant). As the FAQ said that we needed to wait for Sailfish update (note that there's no "next" in there ;-), and has been updated after the latest release (still saying it) I wasn't sure whether this is actually on the roadmap or rather like thinking-about-it™ or soon™.

That's why I created a request to cast a vote for. Good to know it is actually being worked on. Question answered, thanks :)

tokaru ( 2015-07-18 15:40:04 +0300 )edit

Actually I understand why this question is asked here: IIRC, the old version of the FAQs was worded in a way that could be interpreted as "1.1.7 will fix it". Also, the changelog for 1.1.7 lists "Added configuration for hardware layouts" as a new feature... which simply isn't true. There's a UI in the system settings that apparently does nothing.

So it's valid to ask Jolla (not the TOHKBD team) what's going on there.I don't fully understand why the question is closed.

ossi1967 ( 2015-08-13 12:59:41 +0300 )edit

@ossi1967 I closed it myself, trusting Dirk that this is actually being worked on and SF2 will fix it. From a feature-request perspective, however, it would rather be open (as it has not been released so far). Personally, I don't care as long as they make it work soon (rather than soon™) ;-)

tokaru ( 2015-08-14 12:57:09 +0300 )edit

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