Thursday, July 7, 2011

New version 1.2.0

Added option to edit the punctuation on the suggestions bar (go to tweaks in settings).
Added T9/compact layout.
Added new gestures to move between T9/Compact/Normal layout.
Added option to change the Arrows row height (appearance->vertical and horizontal layout)
Fixed compatibility issues with aDosBox.
Fixed Hungarian layout.
Added option to disable space key popup.

109 comments:

  1. Good job!
    Now the hungarian is near perfect ;-)
    Are only missing these: ö (U:00F6) ő (U:0151)
    Thanks

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  2. I Bought Perfect Keyboard Pro but I can't change the screen skins. They are listed in the settings, but when I apply one, the skin doesn't change. Same with sounds. Help, please.

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  3. I downloaded a skin but nothing in the appearance settings

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  4. you should see it under appearance settings - > keyboard themes in the end of the list (after the build in themes)

    Please give me a link to the skin and I will check if there is a problem with the specific skin.

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  5. I love it. But can't work out how to make the hide keyboard icon visible at all times?

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  6. you want that icon to be visible instead of the settings icon? There isn't such option.

    There is also a different way to hide the keyboard.
    press on the back (hardware) button.

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  7. Could you add an option to change the keys width ?

    There is alot of space in the middle of the split keyboard and some of us as big fingers.

    Bought it for use on my Asus transformer.

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  8. Is there an option for not openning the input area to full screen when entering addresses in the browser?

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  9. The back button. How dim am I? Thanks for that tip and your slick keyboard.

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  10. Someone left a review saying this had predictive text. I'm not seeing that happen. Using the demo right now to see if I like it before I buy it.

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  11. Any chance you can add French QWERTY for French-Canadians? Thanks!

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  12. Yes, I will add it in the next update.

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  14. Your keyboard is getting better. My problem is that in the layout mode the keys are still difficult to reach. I`m using a 10 inch tablet. As far as I'm concearned the best layout in the market is the "tablet keyboard" but itlacks multilingual support. Have a look it might be helpfull. Anyway your keyboard is one of the best in the market. Keep on.

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  15. Its a great keyboard. The only thing I miss is that it doesn't allow you to have smileys be the default in a text messaging app rather than the enter key.

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  16. Why does the keyboard need access to contacts and sound recording ?

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  17. Contacts: It gives you suggestions from your contacts.
    Sound recording: This is for play the sound when you press on the buttons. There isn't an option to request permission only for play. once you request for play you get also for record.

    But keep in mind that it doesn't request Internet permission.

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  18. "Its a great keyboard. The only thing I miss is that it doesn't allow you to have smileys be the default in a text messaging app rather than the enter key."

    Long press on enter will give you the smileys.

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  19. In the last version I fixed the feature "Show touch points". This feature is disabled by default. But maybe you enabled it in the past.
    Go to settings->tweaks->"Show touch points" and disable this options.

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  20. Hi! I was considering perfect keyboard but would like to request:
    1) ability to change the height of the 'suggestions row'
    2) ability to change the width of the keys in split layout mode.
    3) 'multi-touch' on accessing alternate keys when holding down the "123..." button. What I mean is that when the 123... key is pressed, all the alternate keys are shown and upon typing all the wanted numbers just let go and it auto changes back to alphabet keyboard - just like the 'shift' key.
    4) Would be nice to have an alternate layout - single-handed typing - hold the tablet on the left and type on the right. So the numbers grouped to the left and the alphabets grouped to the right.

    Many thanks.

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  21. I'm wondering how to get the shortcuts to work. I've added several, but when I type them, nothing happens. For example I set up a shortcut !g to type my email address, but when I enter !g into a text entry field, and hit space, it doesn't replace my the !g with my address.

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  22. You can't use separators in the shortcut.

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  23. first of all, this keyboard is fantastic!
    i use the compact keyboard in portait layout, but i can't insert the accents... any solution?

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  24. If I can't use separators in the shortcut, I assume you mean punctuation. How do I create unique shortcuts that can be short enough to make them easy to use and unique enough that they wouldn't normally be encountered in standard writing? Can you give me some examples?

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  25. Bbb -> "I am in a meeting now. I will call you later. "
    B2 -> name@Gmail.Com

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  26. I love the keyboard, my only issue (on my incredible 2) is using landscape mode with email. The send, etc. buttons at the top of the keyboard leave little space to actually see what you are typing. Is there a way to change this? I generally switch back to the stock keyboard in landscape because these buttons don't show up.

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  27. Bbb might not be unique (Better Business Bureau)
    B2 might not be unique.

    The use of punctuation (such as an exclamation mark) to start the shortcut will ALWAYS be unique, since something like !b1 or !b2 will never be typed purposely. Further, there's a long history of using the exclamation mark as the start of a command (e.g. VI editor)

    I'd suggest allowing punctuation to start the shortcut to ensure a unique string is used.

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  28. g.v.davis :
    Did you checked the option "No full screen in landscape"? if yes, try to disable this option.
    also, you can change the height of the keys in the settings (keyboard settings -> layout -> horizontal layout).

    Zenmonkey:
    I fully agreed with you that it was better if punctuation was allows as a shortcut. But unfortunately I don't think that it is possible technically, when you enter a punctuation it reset the state machine of the suggestions. (from suggesting to suggestion picked up -> waiting for a new word ). The keyboard use this characters to separate between the words (This why I called them separators).

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  29. I love this keyboard except that when I'm typing out a txt, if my txt starts becoming a paragraph to the point that you can no longer see any of the txt you're replying to and the Text Box is taking up the top half of the screen, when I want to refer to the txt I'm replying to(by pressing the back button), it's suddenly scrolled all the way to the top of the conversation and if it's someone where we have 200 txts between us, I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to get back to their last txt.

    Using Fullscreen mode seems to fix this except I'd prefer not to have to use fullscreen.

    I have a Samsung I897 Captivate and am using the paid version.

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  30. Will this work on samsung galaxy tab 10.1?

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  32. Yes, it will work.
    I you have any issues please let me know.

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  33. Hello, please advice, how to display a punctuation editor, if swipe shortcut wont work? or how to write "\" on your keyboard. Thank you. Kuba

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  35. Kuba Hajek:

    I didn't understood the question the first question.

    About the "\". press on "123" and then on "ALT"

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  36. Apparently you can add a word to a custom dictionary by long pressing on the suggested word, and popup says "Saved", but how do I edit or remove mistakes from that dictionary?

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  37. A very nice keyboard, especially on a large screen when split. But why on earth do all the split keyboards have the split in the wrong place when compared to Natural keyboards on PC/MAC like Microsoft Ergo 4000. They all have V and B on the left (the lowest row is ZXCVB) Steepens the learning curve a lot as I've used the Ergo 4000 at home and at the office for years.
    Also the Finnish layout hasn't got Ä and Ö like it should (it should be identical to the swedish layout), instead it has 2 norwegian letters.
    Any chance there could be a layout editor so you could just drag the letters around the keyboard and then save? I haven't seen a keyboard yet with that function.
    Thanks!

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  38. great keyboard! highly customizable. very responsive. i was a BB user for years so i was looking for "auto-text". i found it in this app under custom shortcuts. brilliant.

    question: is it possible to use PK when i use my slider keyboard on my tmobile mytouch 4g slide? coming from a BB world, sometimes i like feeling the keys when im typing.

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  39. Would be nice if it worked in honeycomp tabs :(. Doesn't work in my Asus eee pad transformer. Works fine in my galaxy s2.

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  40. Stash House:
    At this moment the keyboard don't support hardware keyboard.

    Anonymous:
    what is the problem that you have on your Asus Transformer?

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  41. Loving the keyboard, but can't see how to get the '£' sign to replace the dollar. Also would like to replace .com with .co.uk and see if I use it more. :)

    Is any of this possible?

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  42. Hi Rob:

    Long press on the 'D' key will display a pop-up with £.

    Change the com to co.uk. you can change it in settings->tweaks->domain editor.

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  43. Excelent keyboard but I have 1 sugestion and 1 question :)
    how can i put accented words like é
    iḿ using the portuguese layout but é is not there and I cant find one way to input it

    the suggestion is for when you click in a word to input it in the dictionary, show an box where i can edit the word before(without T9) before saving it .

    thanks

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  44. Love the keyboard, but does it not support swype?

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  45. I cannot figure out how to get to the second letter in T9/compact mode. double tap doesn;t work. Slide doesn't work. If slide worked I would buy. Can't find a way to email you.
    Help?

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  46. My email is in the app (go to settings -> about -> send feedback)

    to enter a second letter in T9/compact mode you need to disable the T9 prediction. to do that you need to press on the T9 button.

    What do you mean Slide doesn't work?

    breezy: the keyboard doesn't support swype.

    Caio Boiteux: It will be fixed in the next verson. If you will contact me by email I will send you it for review.

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  47. Any chance to import custom shortcuts? I have hundreds of them in another application (which has the ability to export them to a text file) and would like to import them into Perfect Keyboard. Would save me hours of work on my different Android devices.

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  48. Thank you for your great keyboard which i never use same before. but there is a small bug in the Arabic keyboard. the question mark in arabic is different, it's (؟) not (?). Please if you could fix it we will be thankful.

    My really best regards,

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  49. Anonymous:
    Please contact me by email.

    Imohad:
    Long press on ظ will bring ؟ or long press on "," will bring a popup with punctuation one of them is ؟ (in the pro version you can edit this popup from the settings)

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  50. OK. I was looking for the alternative for the best best app HTC IME 27. Found AnySoftKeyboard, very similar settings but lot of crippled functionality.. But Perfect Keyboard is ways better! Thanks.

    Issues:
    - very slow when typing HERE on this page :) had to switch to PC!
    - swiping not good. It just doesnt react well, sensitivity setting wont help. Swype up action almost impossible, because the space handles the action (yes, even with keyb popup off).
    - generally, slowest keyb appearence from tested keybs, however faster than original HTC IME:)

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  51. Hi, great keyboard. But it always suggests me names from contact list as first priority . How do I prevent it doing it?

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  52. There is a big bug, when i want to type numbers such as 2.3 4.12 5.446, it will auto space after the dot. its really annoying. can it disable auto spacing after a fullstop for numbers? i dont want to turn off auto spacing after period for normal words, just for numbers.

    best regards
    mtxx

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  53. Why is there no support for the paid version? I've sent many e-mails, never get response.

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  54. this keyboard is perfect, but, please, where can I download and use Slovak dictionary? I can´t find it in market (only for AnyKeyboard) but it still weriting me "dictionary not installed". I need QWERTZ with dictionary (I write lot of e-mails and messages for work). Please let me know how to solve this on my e-mail ftakopysq(at)gmail.com or here.

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  55. I bought this because I need the compact keyboard layout, but that does not seem to include danish language characters æøåÆØÅ? Even if you claim to support danish? Am I doing something wrong, or is this not possible (in which case I cannot use your otherwise excellent software). BTW danish works fine in the full keyboard layout.

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  56. What's the use of >> key in portrait mode ( Set to T9) ?
    Also in portrait mode ( Set to T9 ), how to get into the URL mode ?
    Can you interchange the del key ( del key is very small ) with ? mark so that it will be more comfortable to type.

    Thanks

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  57. So what's the gesture to change between T9/compact/etc keyboard? ??

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  58. >> key is to toggle between suggestions.

    Yit:
    In gestures (settings->gesture) select Toggle T9/Compact/Normal

    About Danish, I will fix it in the next update.

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  59. I LOVE this keyboard but before I buy the full paid version I'm wondering about a ".com" key when entering text into a url field... Am I missing an option for this or is that feature not part of this keyboard? Any help would be appreciated.

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  60. Long press on / (left to the space bar) will open a pop-up with the domains (You can edit them in the settings)

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  61. "Long press on / (left to the space bar) will open a pop-up with the domains (You can edit them in the settings)"

    That's great! One more suggestion... would be cool if when enabling the number keypad there was a "long press" of some sort to pull it up rather than having to toggle twice to get to standard symbol screen. If there is some way to do this already, please let me know! I really love this keyboard, great work! Thanks

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  62. Not what you said 2 change keyboard layout for free version but in layout/ portrait layout.

    And I also found that swiping across the top row of letters changes the layout. This was accident touching that was changing my layout without me knowning what was going on

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  63. 2 Suggestions:

    1. The biggest problem for me right now the gesture sensitivity. I've toggled with the sensitivty (from 0 to 80), and to me there is no difference in how much I have to swipe to get the gesture response. I set it at 80, and I expect that I'd only have to swipe across maybe 3-4 keys to get the response; however, this isn't the case, I still have to swipe across the ENTIRE keyboard to get my desired response. So could you please increase the sensitivity when it's set at 80?

    2. Also relating to gestures, could you add in a response that toggles the letter case? For example, from lower case to upper case, then from upper case to CAPS, then back to lower case.

    Other than that, I really love this keyboard!! Keep up the great work!

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  64. can you disable the enter key to send the sms when you are composing a sms?
    This bug put me in a lot of problems because i want to delete part of the message and then i tap enter (cancel and enter are near :) ) and it sends my message (with the part i want to delete, obviously!)

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  65. Hi
    i would like to explore business opportunity with you guys
    can you please refer me to the relevant people at your company?
    thanks
    Elad

    eladm@logiagroup.com

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  66. I just bought this software package but realized that I don't know how to insert a date stamp macro. Please tell me this is possible and if so how do i do it

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  67. i bought this apk but i dont know how to hide the arrows

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  68. you need to swipe down on space key to hide the arrows.

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  69. I have installed PK a week ago and i like it very much. The only thing i don't like is the dimmed color of the alternate symbols which i can barely read. I can't find a way to change it. Can this be changed in the next version? Thanks.

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  70. Danny:
    Please send me a screenshot of your keyboard.

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  71. Can you tell me hoiw to send the screenshoot since I don't find a way to attach a file in this blog

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  72. Please send it to for.digit at gmail dot com

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  73. Hi,

    Before buying PK, I got the PK Demo. It is the best I ever tried. Unfortunatlely although I installed the Menny Even Danan's French language Pack, PK reports that the dictionnary for French language is not installed. Where am I wrong about the manipulations?

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  74. pc84:
    This issue was fixed in the full version.

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  75. Where on earth do i find the dictionaries?? I need the Danish dictionary...

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  76. Search for "AnysoftKeyboard Danish" in Android Market and install the "Danish Language Pack" from Menny Even Danan. AnysoftKeyboard's language packs work with PK. Finally configure PK language parameter to use Danish. It works for French. It should work for Danish.

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  77. Thanks pc84

    The direct link to the Danish dictionary
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.anysoftkeyboard.languagepack.danish

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  78. Just downloaded the app to try before I buy the full version. Great keyboard, love it. but I have somehow managed to change to the T9 mode rather than qwerty and I can't figure out how to get back to Qwerty. Please help

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  79. 1) swipe to right or left.
    2) in the keyboard settings-> layout -> portrait mode.

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  80. Great Keyboard! It only has two flaws:
    If I do a swiping gesture to change the keyboard layout (T9, Compact, Normal), I would expect that swiping in the other direction would change the layout in the reverse order. For example: I'm in standard layout, move to the left, there's T9, move back to the right to the standard layout.
    Second, and a bit more annoying: Pressing the microphone button seems to start the Google speech analyzer. However, on my Samsung Galaxy S2 I've configured the Samsung speech analyzer as default. This button should start the default. Is this possible?

    Thanks for taking my wishes into account!

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  81. Tried your great app.

    Is it possible to add a Settings option for FONT SIZE of the entered text in HORIZONTAL keyboard mode?

    I've been desperately searching for this feature in all existing custom keyboards. Thanks.

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  82. I really like this keypad but when in landscape mode it takes up my entire screen, can't even see the space bar. I chose the option to not have it full screen in landscape mode but its not working, also tried adjusting key height.
    One other question ... why does it give you a warning about collecting data?

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  83. Anonymous:

    The keyboard will not change the size of the entered text. this should be done by the host app. i.e. in some email apps your can change the size and the color of the text.

    fallon:
    I will apprciate if you will send me a screenshot of the keyboard in landscape mode when you can't see the space bar.
    The warning about collecting data is a standard message from the Android operating system when installing any third party keyboard. The keyboard doesn't has internet permission.

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  84. Just sent you an email of the screenshot.

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  85. Friends are telling me to get this but I tried it on a friend's phone that bought it and while I loved the feel I really didn't like the black bar for the predictive text. I want a bar that matches my chosen skin (on his he had this 3D "chiclet" skin and the black bar looked really bad with it. Is there no way to change that background color too? (I saw a setting for changing the foreground so a little confused on why users are forced to a specific background color for that area.)

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  86. The app was only ok when I first tried it and got worse. I needed a T9 keyboard for my big man fingers and found the keyboard to lag when using it on my Galaxy Nexus. Then the T9 completely stopped working where it was just a jumble of letters even though T9 was activated. I had to revert to abc. I used the free app but there is no incentive to use the pay app with so many issues, so I don't know of it's any better

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  88. I think this may be my new keyboard replacement of choice, great job (I'm just trying the free version today). Some suggestions ranked by order of importance to me (using a Photomn 4G):

    1. Let the hardware camera button be a backspace or delete!!! (this is the feature request that drove me here to post. Also, I chose your app soley because left/right volume becomes left/right cursor)

    3. Allow touch points "offset" in L/R/up/down directions. (I always have to mentally force myself to touch the top of keys or i'll often accidentally register the key below; I wish I could just touch the keys lower like I naturally want to. A tough point offset would allow this.)

    3. Shorter spacebar option so that apostrophe or question mark can be fit in to the bottom row (phone users don't need the super long spacebar like tablet users do because we can reach the middle of the screen with our thumbs easily, tablet users can't).

    4. Let the row with the spacebar be allowed to be vertically ~25% less tall. (because being at the very bottom, it isn't sandwhiched between rows, so it's very easy to hit and doesn't need to be as tall).

    5. Make the "capitalization arrow" to be ~25% bigger or maybe longer when capitalization is engaged (that little line gap in the base of the arrow icon is not visually very apparent, IMO, regardless of this being the way it's most commonly done). Also, option to let "capitalization arrow" leave out caps lock mode upon keypress cycling, but instead caps lock mode engages/disengages upon a long press.

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  89. Hi, first of all your keyboard is GREAT and perfect. But one simple feature would increase it's value extremely:

    The punctuation in the suggestion bar is the feature I always wanted for fast typing. I do not use suggestions. Is it somehow possible to switch off suggestion but leave the punctuation bar on?
    If you could give me a hint or add this small feature would be the greatest for fast typing.

    My eamil address: email54321@gmx.de

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  90. Actually, Anonymous, I'm finding that even with suggestions turned OFF, after doing a voice input, the keyboard automatially adds the puncutation suggestions when I don't want them (b/c it eats up screen real estate). So my problem is getting it to NOT display.

    Also, when I use a swipe up command to paste clipboard contents, no matter what key you push next, the pasted word(s) get overwritten. The only solution is to swipe to paste a second time, then let any keypush erase THAT copy (the previously pasted word(s) now don't get erased).

    I'm still happy with the keyboard though. I'm using the paid version now, btw.

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  91. I really like your keyboard, best I've used so far. I have one request though - I have to walk around entering data into a spreadsheet, I'd like to be able to lock the number keypad so that it doesn't automatically switch back to the full keyboard when I change cells.

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  92. Anonymous:
    In the keyboard settings -> tweaks disable the option "Auto switch back to Alpha"

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  93. I loved this keybord a lot but now the French dictionary put a "space. " before the apostrophe! This make me crazy. Exemple : j 'arrive. Normaly it's j'arrive without space. A solution maybee.?

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  94. please contact by email. I have some questions to your. I tried to reproduce this issue on my phone and it doesn't happen. I need the keyboard version and some settings.

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  95. I've paid for this app, and the sound is slow, when I press the keys.
    Can you fix it?
    Thanks!

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  96. Hi, is there any way you can imprt dictionary from a .txt file?

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  97. hi, very good keyboard, but i found an issue: it doesn't autosuggest phone numbers in messaging app.

    I'm using vertical T9 layout with T9 enabled: if i disable T9 it works, and it works in landsacape mode out of the box. So i have to:

    a) switch off T9 ->write contact name -> re-enable T9 -> write message
    or
    b) write contact in landscape -> message in portrait

    which are both rather unconfortable ways to write a simple sms. Is this a bug, or am i missing something?

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  98. Very good keyboard. I bought it yesterday. But I can not use it. Why don't You add suggestions for the single letters? Because of many words contain only one letter in Russian. It is impossible to tap T9 all the time!

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  99. Why hasn't the pro version had an update? We API money and get no updates! What's up with that?

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  100. I love your keyboard. The issue I have is whenever I use the keyboard and do not minimize the keyboard by pressing the back arrow and go back to my home screen, I get a notification to configure keyboard in the notification tray. I am using a Galaxy S3.

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  101. Why does the enter/return key send the text instead of starting a paragraph ?.
    Im always sending incomplete texts When i just want to start a new paragraph.
    apart from this its perfection . thank you

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  102. hoping for a win-win cooperation,please contact me if intereted. skype:Coolsmart_Silva

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  103. the symbol of microphone is missing, can I find it again????
    thanks

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