ASU keyboards, again

David Samblas dsamblasomcommunity at
Tue Aug 26 15:31:45 CEST 2008

I have followed th Raster indications to install spanish dictionary and
it works :)

Note to Ubuntu/Debian users, the compatible dictionaries are installed
on /usr/share/dict/
if you dont find your lenguage there do

#apt-cache search wordlist|grep ^w|sort

to show avaiable lenguages

change wspanish for your lenguage 

#apt-get install wspanish


# scp /usr/share/dict/spanish
root at

Avoid the shorting part because this dictionaries are already shorted
and depending on the locales you will only messit 

El mar, 26-08-2008 a las 22:40 +1000, Carsten Haitzler escribió:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:35:53 +0200 julien cubizolles <j.cubizolles at>
> babbled:
> > I've installed raster's image, mainly to get its great keyboard, and I
> > love being able to switch modes/adding my own (french keyboard).
> great! see below about adding a french dictionary :)
> > However I have some isssues.
> > 
> > 1 : sometimes, an application calls a keyboard and I get stuck with the
> > old keyboard. Is there a way to prevent that from opening so that no
> > matter what I always get raster's one ?
> this is a matter of qpe still making its keyboard and qpe and illume clashing.
> it manages to make sure no big mess happens, but it means it's a luck of the
> draw (first in, first served) as to which keyboard gets displayed. :( can't
> turn qpe's keyboard off currently.
> > 2 : I don't understand how "predicive" those two keyboards are. For me
> > predictive would mean suggesting the n+1 (or n+p) character when I have
> > pressed n keys. At the moment the only thing it does is suggesting
> > several combination of n keys, to correct some typos I would have made.
> > It's very annoying since the word I correctly typed isn't necessarily
> > displayed among those suggestions. Is that how a "predictive" is
> > supposed to work or am I missing something here ?
> with illume's keyboard (my one) in the latest illume's you get a dictionary. it
> should be possible to create a french dictionary - take /usr/share/dict/words
> from your desktop (i assume you have a french one) and:
> sort -f words > French.dic
> scp French.dic
> (assuming your FR is plugged in). then it will use french words to predict - if
> you select the French dictionary. :)
> but as such it will display the most likely matches in the dictionary based on
> how far the "typo" is from the word (the closest wins). it doesn't try and
> predict at all - only "fix" so you have to type all the letters - it just makes
> up for typos and a "fat finger" on a "small screen". press top-left dictionary
> icon to select dictionaries when no word is being composed (select this to list
> ALL matches - EXACTLY what you typed will be the first thing in the list always
> - if you select it it gets added to your personal dictionary so it can match
> and fix your typos later).
> > Btw Is there a way to scroll through the suggestions of the predictive
> > keyboard ?
> illume's one? left dict icon above the keys of the keyboard - vertical list of
> them. just drag it up and down - select the one you want. :)

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