Soft Arabic Keys

Soft Arabic Keys


Soft Arabic Keys is an IME (input method) for entering Arabic Text. When you download the application onto your phone, it appears on the language and settings entry of your settings app. If you Enable it, it will appear as one of your choices of input methods when you long-click on an editable field.

Soft Arabic Keys lets you enter the Unicode codepoints for Arabic letters by pressing on buttons arranged on the screen like an Arabic typewriter keyboard. You can also enter English text by cycling between a total of six different entry screens.

Soft Arabic Keys lets you enter Arabic text, but for Android versions before Honeycomb (Android 3.0) the app you are using the text for is in charge of showing it correctly, and many do not. If your phone does not have Arabic fonts loaded, you will not be able to read the characters entered on the screen, even though they are internally correct. (Nor will you be able to read the characters on the keyboard buttons, because they use system fonts.) Soft Arabic Keys uses the plane 6 Unicode Arabic codepoints, but even if your phone has an Arabic font installed, these codepoints show on the screen as disconnected characters unless the app in which they are used is Arabic-aware.

Soft Arabic Keys has buttons for moving the cursor left and right and extending the selection left and right, for people who prefer using the keyboard rather than clicking on the text itself.

Soft Arabic Keys is based the Android Sample Soft Keyboard. The sources are available from [email protected]
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About Soft Arabic Keys
Soft Arabic Keys is an IME (input method) for entering Arabic Text. When you download the application onto your phone, it appears on the language and settings entry of your settings app. If you Enable it, it will appear as one of your choices of input methods when you long-click on an editable field.

Soft Arabic Keys lets you enter the Unicode codepoints for Arabic letters by pressing on buttons arranged on the screen like an Arabic typewriter keyboard. You can also enter English text by cycling between a total of six different entry screens.

Soft Arabic Keys lets you enter Arabic text, but for Android versions before Honeycomb (Android 3.0) the app you are using the text for is in charge of showing it correctly, and many do not. If your phone does not have Arabic fonts loaded, you will not be able to read the characters entered on the screen, even though they are internally correct. (Nor will you be able to read the characters on the keyboard buttons, because they use system fonts.) Soft Arabic Keys uses the plane 6 Unicode Arabic codepoints, but even if your phone has an Arabic font installed, these codepoints show on the screen as disconnected characters unless the app in which they are used is Arabic-aware.

Soft Arabic Keys has buttons for moving the cursor left and right and extending the selection left and right, for people who prefer using the keyboard rather than clicking on the text itself.

Soft Arabic Keys is based the Android Sample Soft Keyboard. The sources are available from [email protected]

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A Google User
Jul 2, 2014
No simpler no better اجمل وابسط app ما عدا الحركة من الشمال الى اليمين please check the left to right writing order
A Google User
Jun 25, 2014
Very good Easy way to use
A Google User
Jun 15, 2014
Mantab
A Google User
May 26, 2014
The best Ara/Eng keyboard after u enable it and put it as default Keyboard, I confirm that it is the best & simple & complete arabic/english keyboard ever. I used it perfectly on my Samsung core-duos.
A Google User
May 7, 2014
Good