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Registered: ‎07-20-2013
My Device: Blackberry Z10 STL-2
My Carrier: Beeline Russia

Keyboard UI improvement request: A better Language Switch is really needed!

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Hello Support,


In bilingual environment like I have in Russia, current Lang Switch is definitely the weakest part of on-screen keyboard, which is disastrous to otherwise excellent typing experience.


Please consider changing that so that one-step (NOT two-step) switching is possible, e.g.


(а)adding a dedicated key/indicator (as in WP8 / iPad / some Symbians, etc...)

(b)something like 'swipe space horizontally to switch the language' (as in Android)


I believe the issue is relevant not for Russia only.

Late 10.0.1 versions (like .4633 leaks or so) made situation even worse:

  • initially, the order of a languages in pop-up list was constant, which allowed to switch to a needed language rather fast
  • currently, the list order is constantly changing based on current language, which is VERY inconsistent.


Env: Z10 STL100-2, various 10.0 and 10.1 firmware, Russian locale, Beeline.



And, with keyboard devices like future Q10  etc, the best option is adding a dedicated switch button. Please consider that for future devices!


Hoping for better typing experience,