Alternate Keyboard(s) on 2008.8

Dale Maggee antisol at
Fri Aug 8 22:22:05 CEST 2008


This sums my feelings up exactly

Dirk Bergstrom wrote:
> Is is possible to install a different keyboard on 2008.8?  If not, I'd 
> like to see that as a feature Real Soon Now.
> I find the stock keyboard to be almost totally unusable due to the 
> predictive text feature.  Even if the predictive stuff was removed, it 
> would still be less usable for me than the matchbox qwerty keyboard, 
> which had important keys like ctrl, dash, period and return all on the 
> same page.
> I will be using the phone with a stylus for most interaction, so I don't 
> need a finger-friendly keyboard.  It might be nice to occasionally have 
> one, but it's a *very* low priority for me.
> I will primarily type in the terminal, the "notes" app, and the browser: 
> unix commands, URLs, and notes like book titles, author names, part 
> numbers and the like.  In other words, almost nothing I type will 
> benefit from predictive input (in fact it would be a distinct annoyance).
> --
> Dirk
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