Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Dec 2016 10:14 UTC
Android

Google released a keyboard app for the iPhone some months back called Gboard, and everyone was wondering if it would come to Android. Well, now it has as the v6.0 update to Google Keyboard. It's not only a name change, though. There are a few important new features, including a search shortcut and true multi-language support.

Finally - finally - Google adds true multi-language support to the official Android keyboard. iOS added this in - I believe - iOS 10. Are the sheltered men of Silicon Valley finally realising vast numbers of people live multilingual lives on a daily basis and that technology is woefully ill-equipped to deal with that fact?

We'll know for sure once things like Wear and the Apple Watch no longer require full wipes and resets just to switch input languages.

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RE[2]: Alternatives
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Dec 2016 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Alternatives"
henderson101
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The default iOS UK English keyboard is very frustrating... We have almost every Polish letter, except for "ą" ("a" with a tail.) But it has "żźćśłęń"... this makes no sense to me, but hey - Californian logic rarely does.

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