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Topic # 67699 7-Sep-2010 10:31
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My Orcon HTC Desire turned up this morning!! Cool

What I'd like to do though is change the keyboard... At the moment my options are:

Touch Input Chinese
CN Thai Keyboard


I'd ideally like to get the standard Android keyboard back - I had it on my Magic running CM 5.0.8 and loved it over Better Keyboard or Swype.

Help! :) 

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  Reply # 377624 7-Sep-2010 18:27
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That's getting the HTC Sense keyboard, I'm looking for the default Android one. >.<

This one!


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  Reply # 377628 7-Sep-2010 18:50
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Really?! You prefer the stock Android keyboard? To me the HTC keyboard is heaps better at word prediction...

Just out of curiosity, why do you prefer the stock Android keyboard?




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  Reply # 377630 7-Sep-2010 18:55
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Yeah I really do prefer it!

I'm not sure why; probably more that it's the one I'm used to.

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  Reply # 379169 13-Sep-2010 01:43
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I've found it takes at least a week to get used to a new screen keyboard, or any keyboard for that matter.

It's really annoying to see phone reviewers who are used to the iPhone keyboard complain about the android options.

As to which one's the best, I don't know. Everyone seems to love swype...

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  Reply # 379171 13-Sep-2010 01:49
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Oh and as for getting the standard one back:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:forum.xda-developers.com+standard+android+keyboard+package

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  Reply # 379182 13-Sep-2010 06:33
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For those on the swype beta, there is an update available.

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  Reply # 390340 11-Oct-2010 09:24
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Are you sorted on the keyboard side of things now? I have an HTC Desire and use the Shapewriter keyboard rather than Swype although I see that Shapewriter has been bought out by another company.

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  Reply # 390352 11-Oct-2010 09:49
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If anyone knows how to change the handwriting pad on my Desire from inputting Chinese characters to writing in English, any info greatfully received.

I installed Swype and activated it in my phone but it doesn't seem to be working but I am not sure what I am supposed to be lookikng for.

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  Reply # 390380 11-Oct-2010 10:55
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You need to go >

Settings > Language and keyboard > and then make sure the tick box is selected next to the keyboard(s) you want to be able to use.

Once that is done, you can alter specific settings under the heading Swype keyboard if you want.

To start using the keyboard, go to somewhere where you enter text and do a long push on the screen, an Edit text pop up will appear. Select Input method and select the keyboard you wish to use.

It sounds long winded but it is pretty straight forward and once you have added a new keyboard, you only need to perform the last step.

One another note - does anyone know if there is a version of Swype or Shapewriter which has a voice button? I love Shapewriter but it would be good if I could also do voice to text without having to change keyboards through Input method.

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  Reply # 390381 11-Oct-2010 10:58
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Oh sorry Kiwi1971 - I think you wanted to change details on handwriting rather than text input. Sorry if what I covered is completely off topic :-|

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  Reply # 390389 11-Oct-2010 11:12
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Foo: Oh sorry Kiwi1971 - I think you wanted to change details on handwriting rather than text input. Sorry if what I covered is completely off topic :-|


My misunderstanding as I also wanted to use Swype, i didn't realise your instructions were about my handwriting question.
The only tickable keyboard I had in settings was swype. Everything else was about Chinese input [last time I buy a phone from Asia]

The hand writing keyboard is odd as I can put in one letter on the To: field of an SMS and it will find a contact using it as a western character but any more than one and it throws in some asian character.

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  Reply # 390650 11-Oct-2010 21:11
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Downloaded SlideIT [free lite version] and it does everything I wanted Swype to do. Pretty amazing actually. Automatically adds double letters and apostophies. Very easy and fast to use, I can't imagine Swype being any better than SlideIT to be honest.

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  Reply # 390683 11-Oct-2010 22:24
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Does SlideIT have a text to speech button included at all?

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  Reply # 390724 12-Oct-2010 07:25
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Foo: Does SlideIT have a text to speech button included at all?


The paid version does have a speech recognition button according to the list of features.

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