Accented letters on keyboard

Jean-Francois Messier shared this idea 2 years ago
Completed

Although I write in English here, I first speak French. There are a lots of accents in French, and I need the capability to write such characters. Previously, under other keyboards, long-pressing a letter was displaying me the accented possibilities for this letter. I currently do not see such capabilities in WRIO. I want to keep a standard QWERTY american keyboard, I used such keyboard for over 30 years now. But I need to be able to enter accented letters.

Comments (5)

photo
1

Hi Jean-Francois, in the new iOS version this is now easily possible. Android will have the same feature in the next version.

photo
1

I will ahve to wait until the version for Android with accent comes out. Although most of my writing is in English, if I have to writein French and so use the accents, it is becoming frustrating.

photo
1

I had the chance to try it. As I said, I only use the US keyboard layouts, using long-press for the accent options in, say, Google keyboard. Playing further with the options, I selected English as my main language, and added French as my second language. I now have access to the accented letters, however, in the WRIO settings,the labelling of the language selection buttons looked like ONLY the main language is "Used for layout and diacritics", which made me think that I have to select French as the first language to get my diacritics. I guess it should read "Used for layout" only..... and If I select French, I get the AZERTY-based layout. Just remember that in Canada, we use QWERTY keyboard layouts, however, the accented letters should be like the ones used in "Canadian-Multilingual" layout you could see in Windows, for example. You may consider having French Canadian and French France (fr_CA and fr_FR) as two options that would change the keyboard layout.

photo
1

HI Jean-Francois,


thanks for your feedback. We'll consider your suggestion when we get to localizing the app. But I guess we'll only change the labels in the settings; all 5 languages are used for the diacritics, so if you select English as main language and French as second, you'll have a QWERTY layout with French diacritics.

photo
1

Well, at least it will be less confusing. I don't know how you may do this, but specifying that the FIRST language will determine the layout, AND diacritics, while the other languages will, I guess, "augment" the available diacritics. Something like that. BTW: Do you need someone to help in translating the UI of WRIO ? I'm also a translator........................