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 Carewolf on Tue 13th Dec 2016 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Alternatives"
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That is what I meant too. There are a number of virtual keyboards that do that. Though the best implementation I saw was the virtual keyboard on the BB Q10.

I gave up on SwiftKey though which is the most common Android keyboard with that feature, because it kept capitalizing i, which would be incorrect all the time in every language other than English.

Edited 2016-12-13 16:56 UTC

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