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Steve Goodey

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Keyboard app just updated.
« on: June 26, 2018, 05:45:16 am »
Gemini keyboard app just updated. "Changes in Russian keyboard layout. Added extra soft key diacritics for letter A."

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 05:56:05 am »
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Gemini keyboard app just updated. "Changes in Russian keyboard layout. Added extra soft key diacritics for letter A."

Well!
I hope they solve also some issues with keys input in Linux (graphic, X), e.g. with Italian kbd it is not possible to input - and /, two very important chars (they are ok in CLI, Termux... but not in X)

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 06:14:29 pm »
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Gemini keyboard app just updated. "Changes in Russian keyboard layout. Added extra soft key diacritics for letter A."
Well I don't really need any of that, but I updated anyway.

Of course I got the usual problem of the "magic"(*) that is needed for the keyboard app to actually TAKE my keyboard selection, but I got something interesting (at least I think so...) when I installed it:

When I opened the app from the app store directly after installing it I got a different menu! It contained a list of shortcut key-combinations!! (It took some time to figure out that the "magnifying glass" probably was a representation of the silver button, but unfortunately none of the shortcuts seemed to work. And it is kind of awkward to press the silver button and keys on the keyboard at the same time...)

This points to 3 probable scenarios in my opinion:
  • They are working on shortcut support, but haven't got it working reliably/properly yet.
  • They are PLANNING to make shortcuts available, but haven't round to it yet
  • They have TRIED to make shortcuts, but have hit some kind of wall, and won't be providing it (which I don't hope, and I think it should be doable, so don't think it is likely either).
So hopefully we will see some keyboard shortcuts in the future! (But seeing it took them 11 months to make a buggy and "incomplete" Agenda-app, it could take some time...  )

(* A restart gave me the correct keyboard layout again, but don't know if it was because I also had gone through the "set-up" also again. And the "secret", and also wrong, program-menu also disappeared after the restart...  )