09-10-15 08:53 AM
26 12
tools
  1. madj99's Avatar
    Basically, I can set up the language, but I don't know the keyboard layout by heart. Is there a way to get a soft keyboard on the screen?

    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 09:05 AM
  2. ryu physique's Avatar
    Get laser printing on your keyboard..

    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 09:10 AM
  3. madj99's Avatar
    I'm not sure how I would get that..
    But is there a simpler solution?


    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 09:36 AM
  4. kwenie's Avatar
    I'm not sure how I would get that..
    But is there a simpler solution?


    Posted via CB10
    Not sure if you missed that but once you've added the language under input languages, you need to long press on the physical keyboard to get a list of characters you can choose from.
    Seems a bit time consuming way to type text though.

    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 09:54 AM
  5. madj99's Avatar
    You mean when I actually want to use the language?
    That's fair enough if you know which letter on the qwerty keyboard corresponds to the letter you want to use.

    Random trying of letters is pointless.

    Did I miss something? Is there a way to see which letter corresponds to the keyboard?
    The developers couldn't have missed that! I'm sure they don't expect every user to know what the layout is by memory. Why add all the languages if you are going to make them impossible to use?

    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 01:36 PM
  6. anischab's Avatar
    On the passport, might be possible... let me see...

    BlackBerry|Q10, SQN100-3, OS 10.2.2.1531; BlackBerry|Passport, SQW100-1, OS 10.3.1.2480
    09-07-15 02:05 PM
  7. anischab's Avatar
    Nope... sorry... the layout is not shown !!

    Workhorse: BlackBerry|Q10, SQN100-3, OS 10.2.2.1531; Power Workhorse: BlackBerry|Passport, SQW100-1, OS 10.3.1.2480; Germany.
    09-07-15 02:12 PM
  8. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    You mean when I actually want to use the language?
    That's fair enough if you know which letter on the qwerty keyboard corresponds to the letter you want to use.

    Random trying of letters is pointless.

    Did I miss something? Is there a way to see which letter corresponds to the keyboard?
    The developers couldn't have missed that! I'm sure they don't expect every user to know what the layout is by memory. Why add all the languages if you are going to make them impossible to use?

    Posted via CB10
    This is a limitation of physical keyboards I guess. Perhaps they may be a regional Passport variant that is more suitable for your language?

    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 02:16 PM
  9. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Have you checked out the App called 'Silent Keys'?


    Any solution to writing in non-latin characters?-img_20150907_151724.png


    Any solution to writing in non-latin characters?-img_20150907_151734.png

    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 02:18 PM
  10. anischab's Avatar
    This might also be an alternative:
    On-Screen Keyboard Free-version (cave in-App purchases!?) in BlackBerry World:

    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...ntent/59935643

    Workhorse: BlackBerry|Q10, SQN100-3, OS 10.2.2.1531; Power Workhorse: BlackBerry|Passport, SQW100-1, OS 10.3.1.2480; Germany.
    09-07-15 02:21 PM
  11. crackbb10's Avatar
    This is something I worried about when going for the Passport. Typing Arabic on the Z30 was super easy. How was I gonna cope with that on a physical keyboard if I can't see the letters? Let me tell you, I nailed it down in 1 day. Being quite slow at first, I feel even more confident typing on the Passport now than on the VKB. I'm still not as fast though. But then again, I've had the Passport for just a week and I've abused the Z30 for a year.

    My advice to you is just play with it. Get the layout for your language from here http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp...6897414855.jsp and go with it. If the language is native to you, then you'll quickly understand its logic and I assure you you'll be typing with full confidence in a matter of days and improving from there on.
    09-07-15 03:16 PM
  12. zyad's Avatar
    BlackBerry need to fix this. It can't be that hard to add a virtual keyboard in other languages when in that language mode. There are already 2 sheets of VKB for symbols... just add a third for non-latin languages.


    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 04:25 PM
  13. crackbb10's Avatar
    I think that wouldn't work. The easiest thing for BlackBerry to do is to make stickerpacks for different languages which can be applied to the buttons. Actually, it would be the second easiest thing to do. What they did now was the easiest.

    But honestly guys, try working on it for a while. I had no idea I would adapt to it this easy.
    09-07-15 06:42 PM
  14. ryu physique's Avatar
    I'm not sure how I would get that..
    But is there a simpler solution?


    Posted via CB10
    I don't know.. but try to find laser engraving service. It s like taking black things off the keyboard. And it will glow with backlight too. Here is Korean version. it's cheap and nice.

    Any solution to writing in non-latin characters?-untitled.jpg

     вιaсĸвεггч ᕵαssρσяτ: ⓢⓘⓛⓥⓔⓡ ⒠⒟⒤⒯⒤⒪⒩
    09-07-15 06:55 PM
  15. moegh's Avatar
    I'm using a Q10 without Arabic keyboard but I'm used to it and I type faster than if I have the Arabic keyboard, it makes me nervous, you'll get used to it it's not that hard.

     CB10 - Q10 - 10.3.2.680 
    09-07-15 07:24 PM
  16. madj99's Avatar
    Thank you for the comments, silent key is useful, but it's a copy and paste app. Not very practical.

    Will check the one from appworld, but since I'm on 3g appworld doesn't work. I need to be on wifi for some odd reason.


    Posted via CB10
    09-08-15 03:24 AM
  17. madj99's Avatar
    Just tried the app. Maybe it wasn't made for the passport, it's unpracticle and pointless.


    Posted via CB10
    09-08-15 03:30 AM
  18. crackbb10's Avatar
    I'm using a Q10 without Arabic keyboard but I'm used to it and I type faster than if I have the Arabic keyboard, it makes me nervous, you'll get used to it it's not that hard.

     CB10 - Q10 - 10.3.2.680 
    Totally true.
    moegh likes this.
    09-08-15 12:19 PM
  19. crackbb10's Avatar
    Just tried the app. Maybe it wasn't made for the passport, it's unpracticle and pointless.


    Posted via CB10
    Have you tried my suggestion? Give it a week to see if it works for you. Don't draw conclusions until you give it a try for a period. I know you won't be disappointed.
    09-08-15 12:21 PM
  20. moegh's Avatar
    Use your remember and practice a little bit to see where the letters are.
    Plus, add word predictions it'll help you

     CB10 - Q10 - 10.3.2.680 
    09-08-15 12:37 PM
  21. BoldMaverick's Avatar
    This is something I worried about when going for the Passport. Typing Arabic on the Z30 was super easy. How was I gonna cope with that on a physical keyboard if I can't see the letters? Let me tell you, I nailed it down in 1 day. Being quite slow at first, I feel even more confident typing on the Passport now than on the VKB. I'm still not as fast though. But then again, I've had the Passport for just a week and I've abused the Z30 for a year.

    My advice to you is just play with it. Get the layout for your language from here http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp...6897414855.jsp and go with it. If the language is native to you, then you'll quickly understand its logic and I assure you you'll be typing with full confidence in a matter of days and improving from there on.
    Someone gave me the basics on typing using other language characters. But, no one directed me to keyboard layouts. So, this was quite helpful. Thank you.

     Posted via CB10 on my Q10 
    09-08-15 01:31 PM
  22. crackbb10's Avatar
    You're welcome! My experience is you pick it up really fast. Just keep at it. What the above poster said is right as well. Word prediction really helps with the non-latin keyboards.
    09-09-15 05:59 AM
  23. madj99's Avatar
    I have been giving it a try now, to learn to type blind! It's taking me quiet a while to get a few words across

    I'm keeping at it though.

    Posted via CB10
    09-09-15 08:26 AM
  24. crackbb10's Avatar
    Well of course it's gonna be different for everyone. Is it working okish or you really suck at it at the moment?
    09-09-15 09:07 AM
  25. madj99's Avatar
    I suck terribly! Haha. It's taking me ages to write a word.. trying all the damn keys.

    It doesn't help that I use the second language very rarely...

    Posted via CB10
    09-09-15 04:26 PM
26 12

Similar Threads

  1. Why do my sent items sync to my phone?
    By CrackBerry Question in forum BlackBerry Leap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-30-16, 04:07 PM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-13-15, 04:38 PM
  3. BBM Won't Allow Me to Accept A Request
    By TJ Strozier in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-07-15, 05:19 PM
  4. I delete the emails but all the deleted emails come to again in my inbox, how can I stop this?
    By CrackBerry Question in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-07-15, 01:25 PM
  5. How do I stop old emails from downloading on my 9930?
    By CrackBerry Question in forum BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-15, 08:59 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD