German Keyboard layout with presage based text prediction

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German Keyboard layout with presage based text prediction

This keyboard layout utilizes an open-source text prediction solution (not the Xt9 engine shipped by the Jolla). It allows you to use it on community supported language pack or if you have a ported device, in addition to the official ones.


The predicted words are generated by the presage library. The presage predictions coming from various plugins:

  • ngram: this plugin uses a database generated from text corpuses. Basically it tries to match your typed word with sentence fragments in the database and offers the words from those segments.
  • user-ngram: this plugin works the same manner as the ngram, but it's database is expanded continously as you type.
  • hunspell: it tries to spellcheck the currently typed word with hunspell and if it found to be mistyped it will suggest the correct version as well

Further info:

If you have used this package previously:

Please read and follow the deprecation instructions from the old package description!


Application versions: 
File keyboard-presage-de_de-1.0.0-1.noarch.rpm8.17 KB15/03/2020 - 15:50



Maximilian1st's picture

Can I edit the layout in de-presage.qml to my likings after installation?
Could someone with better skills than me please make a Fremch version?

itoss's picture

Works ;) just waited some minutes til keyboard database was updated. Install and directly open Settings / Keyboards missed Keyboard. Reboot or wait some time.

Thanks, great work ;)

itoss's picture

How can i activate the keyboard ?

rinigus's picture

In Sailfish OS Settings/Text input/Keyboards. Its Deutch(Presage). You may have to reboot after that