Feature request: gesture keyboard

Bug #1484801 reported by fcolcord
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This bug affects 32 people
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ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Feature request: keyboard option to allow typing through swiping gestures for words rather than typing letters one by one. Currently available on android keyboard: settings: language and input: Google keyboard: gesture typing.

Thanks again for everyone's work on Ubuntu touch.

Everytime I use my Meizu Ubuntu phone, the first thing I miss is being able to swipe on the keyboard to type.

I've looked around and found:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/onboard/+bug/1094395

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2080510

http://forum.swype.com/showthread.php?11368-SWYPE-for-Ubuntu-Touch-!

Have I missed something?

Thanks for everyone who is working on the Ubuntu phone!

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Dan González (gonrodda) wrote :

A swipe keyboard will also make me immensely happy. One of the few things I miss on my Ubuntu Phone.

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Fly (nclauzel) wrote :

Same here, it's the feature I miss the most in the daily use of my Nexus 4 on Ubuntu Touch!

Is planned for soon? :)

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Anupam (anupam207) wrote :

Just found this random video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/o0g6Ks6sg1Y

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TheJeje20 (thejeje20) wrote :

For my part, I would also like to swipe on the keyboard in order to move the cursor to the left or to the right when the "swipe to type" feature is de-activated.

See here for a demo: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/01/14/swipeselection-pro-one-of-the-best-jailbreak-tweaks-of-all-time-just-got-better/

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Peter Bittner (peter-bittner) wrote :

Is there anything happening in this direction in the backlogs? I recall having read in some other bug that Skeyer [1] is meant to be integrated (or even in the process of being integrated) into Ubuntu Touch.

Doing a search on Skeyer again I only find Michael Sheldon's user profile [2] who has a PPA for a Skeyer prototype.

[1] https://saidinesh5.wordpress.com/tag/skeyer/
[2] https://launchpad.net/~michael-sheldon

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Michael Sheldon (michael-sheldon) wrote :

I'm hoping we'll be able to return to working on this once the shift over to snaps is completed; the majority of the difficult work is already complete for this, it's mostly a matter of making sure that the new system has support for all the languages we currently already support.

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