New features in MeeGo Keyboard
This week we published new features for the MeeGo Keyboard, including accent popups (activated through long-press on certain keys) and support for Chinese Input Methods. The latter still requires an IM engine that supports Cangjie for example to be really useful (not provided by MeeGo Input Methods).
Ubuntu users can easily test it out, as I updated the packages in the MeeGo Input Methods PPA. I also enabled all language layouts by default for those packages, as we yet have no real UI for the Desktop to control such settings. You will have to install the additional layouts package manually though (package is called meego-keyboard-zh-layouts).
One can switch to another language by swiping to the left or right (on the keyboard itself), which is admittedly a bit stressful with a mouse (and nigh impossible with touchpads!). It works quite nicely though when using touch screens. I am sorry for the strange transition animation, it apparently needs some adjustments for the desktop.
We'll also have some GNOME3-related news soon, so stay tuned!