Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Custom keyboard for N9 with Swype style long-press chars.

Here's something interesting for those N9ers who, like me are used to the long press functionality of Swype keyboard. But unfortunately the long press choices in stock keyboard aren't much useful.
For that, I present you English (XT) keyboard that has long press chars as in Swype. Actually I made it for my personal use, but decided to share it.

The installation instructions are a little unorthodox since I haven't made any installer. But this techniques are familiar to most N9ers ;)

(Also an easy way : use the MesInput app from Nokia store, and download this keyboard with id : 1064020 . And you are done!! )

Download the xml file from here.

Put it directly in MyDocs

Enable developer mode in your N9,
Go to terminal and type

$ devel-su (password is rootme)
# cp /home/user/MyDocs/en_ext.xml /usr/share/meegotouch/virtual-keyboard/layouts/

Go to text inputs setting and activate the English(XT) keyboard

Swipe KB to access XT variant.

Enjoy long-pressing :)

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