SailfishEase keyboard (fork)

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Goodbye patchmanager!!
Finally the MessagEase keyboard is available for everyone!
This is a very special keyboard that perfectly combines the usual typing experience with few other swipe gestures allowing you to get rid of all your classical typos.
This keyboard was originally ported (from scratch AFAIK) by Jimmy Huguet on SailfishOS, you can find in his repo on GitLab, but this version was modified in order to properly work with jolla-keyboard.
Now i was finally able to create an independent layout, that does not need patching anymore. So i have consider this a fully featured fork of Jimmy Huguet keyboard.

Available layouts are:
- English
- Italian
- German
- Belarusian-latin
- Norwegian Nynorsk
- Chinese Pinyin (experimental: feedbacks are wellcome)
- Spanish
- Polski
Available but not tested by natives:
- Dutch (Nederlands)

If you need a different characters map or different accents for your language send me your request (a simple drawing is better) or you can create it yourself and share it with the community :)
Source code here, Hugs and feedbacks are welcome!

N.B. If you istalled any version previous than the openrepos landing, it's better if you remove that before installing this one. (contact me if you have any doubt on how to)

# How to use it
The 9 most used letter are in a 3x3 grid, just tap the letter to input any of the 9

  • to input "a", just tap on "a"

the remaining of the alphabet is showed around each of the 9 letters : you swipe from that letter to the direction of the letter you want, the letter selected is shown instead of the main letter, inside the circle

  • to input "k", press "h" then swipe to the right

Special characters are available but not shown by default, you can tap the bottom left key "*.$" to make them appear.
At any time (whether they are visible or not) you can input a special character the same way you input other letter

  • to input ".", press "e" then swipe down

Numbers are available by pressing the "?123" key on the right.
You can input accentuated characters by entering the diacritics you want to use after the character

  • to input "é", input "e" then input "´" ("n" then swipe up-right)

if you wanted to input two characters but they got automatically merge, you can press the erase key on the top right (the arrow with a X)

  • if you wanted to input "e´" but you got "é", just press erase

# Acknowledgements
Very big thanks to Jimmy Huguet for coding this amazing keyboard, and a SPECIAL thank to 247 for all the important bug reports and testing :)
Thanks also to Dagi for the Norwegian layout and to all others community members for sharing their language layout!

Application versions: 
File sailfish-ease-vkb-0.1.4-1.noarch.rpm55.61 KB06/12/2018 - 13:07
File sailfish-ease-vkb-0.1.4-2.noarch.rpm55.77 KB07/12/2018 - 11:52
File sailfish-ease-vkb-0.1.5-1.noarch.rpm54.82 KB14/12/2018 - 17:44
File sailfish-ease-vkb-0.1.6-1.noarch.rpm54.84 KB15/12/2018 - 00:42
File sailfish-ease-vkb-0.1.6-2.noarch.rpm55.13 KB15/12/2018 - 16:24
File sailfish-ease-vkb-1.0.2-6.noarch.rpm58.44 KB16/04/2019 - 23:13
File sailfish-ease-vkb-1.0.2-7.noarch.rpm58.49 KB24/04/2019 - 22:54
File sailfish-ease-vkb-1.0.2-8.noarch.rpm58.49 KB25/04/2019 - 00:15

Wed Apr 24 2019 Version 1.0.2-8
- Bug fixing

Wed Apr 24 2019 Version 1.0.2-7
- Added "ó" accent in polish layout
- updated dependencies for SFOS 3.0.3.x

Mod Apr 16 2019 Version 1.0.2-6
- Redesigned without patchmanager
- Conformed to jolla-keyboard 0.7.2 (latest version)
- Added Polski and Dutch

Sat Dec 15 2018 Version 0.1.6-2
- Added Español

Fri Dec 14 2018 Version 0.1.6-1
- solved IMPORTANT bugs with accents

Fri Dec 14 2018 Version 0.1.5-1
- Added text prediction
- Swipe trace start from center of the key
- Solved bug of locked traces
- Do not commit accent after accented letter canceling
- Added Chinese Pinyin

Fri Dec 07 2018 Version 0.1.4-2
- Added Norwegian Nynorsk

Tue Dec 04 2018 Version 0.1.4-1
- Adapt to patchmanager
- Adapt to jolla-keyboard swiping gesture


foolsbazar's picture

Oh well.. yes but I'll need time for that, you have quite a big accents list ^.^'
Belarussian latin shouldn't be far right?

dalas_revo's picture

Always remember to deactivate OKboard or it will drive you crazy because the letter in the circle never changes but you see OKboard's usual traces which you think could belong to this keyboard as well if you never used it before...

foolsbazar's picture

Yes, I didn't try, but I was suspecting that! I'm sorry I forgot to mention it in the description, thanks for reminding me this :)

pstassen's picture

Fantastic! The Ease keyboard layout was unusable after Jolla introduced the "swipe to change layout"-function on Sailfish 3. Thanks a bunch for patching this!

foolsbazar's picture

That's my very good honor :)

Historyscholar's picture

Dose it Support Chinese?

foolsbazar's picture

Sorry, I thought  that text prediction was working. I doesn't, so no support yet.
Text prediction might come at some point, then I'll upload also chinese pinyin layout

foolsbazar's picture

Well, i know nothing about chinese alphabet. As long as it can be mapped in a grid 9x9 (81 chars including symbols) it is potentially possible. Text prediction relies only on the Xt9inputhandler, which is present only in official devices, therefore it does not depend on this keyboard.