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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎01-18-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers

Keyboard Modification



Does playbook Native SDK including the modification of  virtual keyboard to allowing other langauges input i.e. Chinese, Japanese?  I was told that no apps allow to change virtual keyboard due to the security restriction.


Please advise if you have any direction regarding how to do that? Any help will be greatly appreciated!



Posts: 25
Registered: ‎01-30-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Keyboard Modification

After investigating internally, I can confirm there is an ongoing effort to support Chinese input methods, but we don't have plans to allow users to programmatically change the keyboard layouts; only via global configurations (swipe down on the navigator main screen).


Posts: 38
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: asdf

Re: Keyboard Modification

What if I want to include a layout for a different lanugage? Like Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Macedonian... ?

Posts: 133
Registered: ‎03-28-2011
My Device: BlackBerry 9900 & PlayBook
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Keyboard Modification

Sounds to me like those would have to be officially provided. 


If you'd like these included, I'd contact @BlackBerryDev and offer to help with translation/implementation. They likely could use the help.

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