Bug 2892 - List of characters available after pressing 'Chr' key is not editable
: List of characters available after pressing 'Chr' key is not editable
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: Translations
Localization
: 4.0
: All Linux
: High major (vote)
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Assigned To: Tomas Junnonen
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Reported: 2008-02-05 17:48 UTC by Marcin Juszkiewicz
Modified: 2010-01-06 15:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Sample special character view XML file (2.49 KB, text/xml)
2008-02-06 15:16 UTC, Tomas Junnonen
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Description Marcin Juszkiewicz (reporter) 2008-02-05 17:48:51 UTC
I have 2007.50.2 on N810. I also live in Poland which is totally unsupported
when it comes to Nokia tablets.

Today I tried to make more localizations for my device to be able to enter
national chars etc. The problem is that list of characters which show after
'Chr' key is pressed is not editable so I cannot add Polish national chars
there.

Will it be fixed or is there a way (other then replacing chars in some binary)
to edit this list?
Comment 1 Jake Kunnari 2008-02-06 13:26:33 UTC
have you checked this page:
http://maemo.org/development/documentation/how-tos/4-x/extending_hildon_input_methods.html
Comment 2 Marcin Juszkiewicz (reporter) 2008-02-06 14:13:55 UTC
Jake: it is about how to write extension for Hildon Input Manager and I asked
from user point of view. 

Do I really need to write code just to get possibility of entering
"ĄĆĘŁŃÓŚŹŻąćęłńóśźż"? Insane...
Comment 3 Tomas Junnonen nokia 2008-02-06 15:14:48 UTC
The character lists shown when you press Chr uses the same XML file format as
the virtual keyboard layouts. That format has some documentation here (search
for "gen_vkb"): 
http://maemo.org/development/documentation/how-tos/3-x/howto_him_bora.html

These special character view (scv) data files are contained in
/usr/share/scv_layouts. I'm attaching here an sample XML source file you can
modify, run through gen_vkb to generate a .vkb file, and install on your own
device. The .vkb filename should match the language code of the hardware
keyboard layout.
Comment 4 Tomas Junnonen nokia 2008-02-06 15:16:37 UTC
Created an attachment (id=713) [details]
Sample special character view XML file
Comment 5 Marcin Juszkiewicz (reporter) 2008-02-06 15:36:16 UTC
> The .vkb filename should match the language code of the hardware keyboard layout.

Problem is that list of hardware keyboard layouts is not expandable too - bug
#2899
Comment 6 Tilman Vogel 2010-01-06 13:07:28 UTC
Do I understand correctly that the list of available symbols in the scv depends
only on the type of hardware keyboard? I would have excepted it to depend (also
or exclusively?) on the language currently chosen. 

E.g. if you choose German with an English hardware keyboard, it's still useful
to have "ß" on the scv.
Comment 7 Tilman Vogel 2010-01-06 15:12:32 UTC
I created a wiki page on customization: 
http://wiki.maemo.org/Special_characters_view