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  1. liquidmonkey

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    i'm pretty happy with the stock keyboard on my HTC DESIRE but i get really annoyed that there is no fast key for switching between the input language.

    i live in sweden and write often in either swedish or english and would like a keyboard that has a button on it somewhere for fast switching between these two languages.
    as it is now, i go into options and select the language which is not so bad to do once a week but its a pain when your switching 10 times a day.


    and why do reviewers say the android keyboard is no good and always praise the iphone one? is the stock keyboard really that bad? whats a good alternative?
     

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    You know what you need? You need the Scandinavian Keyboard!
    I've set mine up so that I can toggle quickly between the Danish and English layouts by doing a simple right-swipe, and that toggles the dictionary as well.

    As for your other point, I lived for a year with the Samsung Galaxy which is a pretty stock Android. Let me tell you, the stock keyboard really does suck. The HTC one is a lot better. The one above is even better. :)
     
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    oh man, u hear that sound?!??! its me JIZZING in my pants!! hahaha!
    THIS IS AWESOME!!

    funny enough, i had the scadinavian keyboard installed a month ago, tried it and didn't like it. but then i didn't give it a chance nor did i check out the MILLION OPTIONS it has, so awesome!!

    love the toggle with swiping option, soooooo good and exactly what i needed!

    THANKS!!!
     
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    the only thing i would ask for is that when i swipe to change dictionary language a small teeny tiny letter would show in a corner, showing me what language. like an E for english or S for swedish.

    although i suppose i see the words when typing too.
     
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    Maybe you've just set it to swipe-toggle between dictionaries, instead of between layouts?
    You can set it up so that the dictionary setting follows the current layout, so that when you see the "
     
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    Okay, let's take it from the top:
    Settings->Language & keyboard->Scandinavian Keyboard settings->Swipe settings:

    • Enable Swipe should be checked, of course.
    • Swipe right (for example) should give you a load of options:
      • Change case
      • Symbol
      • Backspace (I have this on Swipe left)
      • Space
      • Close keyboard (I have this on Swipe down)
      • Previous keyboard layout
      • Next keyboard layout <--- THIS is the one you'll want
      • Previous dictionary <--- THIS should not be assigned
      • Next dictionary <--- THIS should not be assigned
      • Move cursor [...4 directions...]
      • Disable
    • Assigning a keyboard layout swipe adds another menu item Keyboard layouts to swipe between; if you see this you're on the right track. Tick only those you intend to use (Swedish and English, probably).
    • Assigning a dictionary swipe adds another menu item Dictionaries to swipe between; if you see this you're on the wrong track.
    • Also, in the section for Language Settings, make sure that Choose dictionary is not selected.
    With these settings, things should work for you.
     
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    wow, thanks for taking the time to make those great instructions! much appreciated and it all works!! awesome!

    i had the NEXT DICTIONARY assigned as well as having the CHOOSE DICTIONARY ticked so after that, its all good.


    i noticed that the swedish predicts words really good but when typing in english now, there is no prediction and i do have the english dictionary. any ideas on that?
     
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    Hum, looks like a bug perhaps? ... O yeah, here it is:
    :eek: Let's hope it'll be fixed soon! Go put a [​IMG]star on it right away please!

    BTW, something I found while looking for an existing bug report:
    In Android 2.2 FroYo [...] you can simply slide on the spacebar to change language.
     
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    oh cool, thanks for finding that and all your time today, u were a HUGE help, THANKS!!
     
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    I wouldn't have found out about that bug otherwise, so it's sort of win-win. :)

    But I would kindly ask you to put a star on that bug report so it will bubble up higher on Trygve's priority list. :eek:
     
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    found the star! done :)

    could not see it before when i added a comment.
     
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    well its been 2 months, and the english following keyboard is still not fixed :(
     
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    I am trying to setup Korean keyboard on my Desire. I installed Korean keyboard (downloaded from the market) but When I try to type, it doesn't show. Only English and French are available. If anyone knows how to do it, please let me know.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm also having problems after installing the korean keyboards from the market. When I try to change the settings under the Keyboard & Language, still I can't seem to view the korean keyboard when typing messages.

    I'm using a Desire HD. x.x

    Need help.

    Thank you in advance.
     

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