[Sugar-devel] Sugar with a virtual (onscreen) keyboard

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Jun 23 07:00:14 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 02:01:52AM +0530, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at jones.dk> wrote:
>> Hi Sayamindu (and others),
>> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 05:46:43PM +0530, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
>>> [Apologies for the cross-posting]
>>> Thanks to the pointers provided by Peter Robinson, I got the Meego 
>>> FVKBD (Free Virtual Keyboard)¹ running along with Sugar.
>>> Thoughts, feedback, etc would be appreciated :-).
>> I am not familiar with these details, so just shooting in the dark 
>> here:
>> Perhaps looking at (i.e. get interface inspiration or steal code 
>> from) the alternative virtual keyboard implementation Literki, which 
>> seems to have happy followers among Debian OpenMoko users:
>>  http://git.senfdax.de/?p=literki
>Thanks for the pointer to this. It seems however that it's written
>directly using Xlib, and hence would be unusable for complex scripts
>like Arabic, Indic, etc.

Ah, ok.  Too bad.

Personally I never succeeded getting those script engines to work on my 
laptop (and have only esoteric use for them - i.e. suspect them to not 
even be used for cyrillic which is the only non-latin "script" I grasp), 
so wasn't aware of this important issue.

Kind regards,

   - Jonas

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