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Description

Are you missing the key layout you're used to from your computer? This keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys. It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multitouch for the modifier keys.

This keyboard is especially useful if you use ConnectBot for SSH access. It provides working Tab/Ctrl/Esc keys, and the arrow keys are essential for devices that don't have a trackball or D-Pad.

HAVE FEEDBACK, QUESTIONS, OR BUG REPORTS? Please check https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions or email me. It's difficult to track issues reported through review comments.

Completion dictionaries are provided by plug-in packages, see the "other applications by this developer" section for the currently available list. The keyboard also supports use of dictionaries (but not keyboard layouts) provided by AnySoftKeyboard language packs.

For more information, please see the documentation:
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/UsersGuide
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/ReleaseNotes
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/

In case an updated version is not working for you, you can download older releases here:
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/downloads/list?q=label:Release&sort=-filename

Known issues include:

- Localization for the keyboard layout is incomplete, currently the Spanish, Finnish, Lao, Romanian, and Thai are only localized in 4-row mode and show the English QWERTY layout in 5-row mode.

- Some languages and layouts may not be usable on your phone if it lacks the necessary fonts.

- Right-to-left languages (Arabic, Hebrew) are apparently not fully supported on pre-Honeycomb devices. Your mileage may vary.

- Many applications don't react to additional keys since they aren't programmed to handle them.

The supported keyboard layouts include:
- Armenian (Հայերեն)
- Arabic (العربية)
- Bulgarian (български език)
- Czech (Čeština)
- Danish (dansk)
- English Dvorak (language "en_DV")
- English (QWERTY)
- English/British (en_GB)
- Finnish (Suomi)
- French (Français, AZERTY)
- German (Deutsch, QWERTZ)
- Greek (ελληνικά)
- Hebrew (עברית)
- Hungarian (Magyar)
- Italian (Italiano)
- Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
- Norwegian (Norsk bokmål)
- Persian (فارسی)
- Portugese (Português)
- Romanian (Română)
- Russian (Русский)
- Russian phonetic (Русский, ru-rPH)
- Serbian (Српски)
- Slovak (Slovenčina)
- Slovenian (Slovenščina)/Bosnian/Croatian/Latin Serbian
- Spanish (Español, Español Latinoamérica)
- Swedish (Svenska)
- Tamil (தமிழ்)
- Thai (ไทย)
- Turkish (Türkçe)
- Ukrainian (українська мова)

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Applications

Secondary: Productivity

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Version History

Launched Dec 26, 2013 (almost 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 12 months, on average.

Nov 25
2018
(Current)
Version v1.40.7

Try 3 for fixing popups on pre-O versions, tweak transparent and Material light themes.
Fix 4 for popups on Android O MR1 (8.1). (Android P is still misbehaving.)

Nov 24
2018
Version v1.40.5

Fix persistent notification.

New Material light&dark themes, add ICS theme with dark key hints.

Popup tweaks. Still broken on Android P unfortunately, see issue #686.

Nov 19
2018
Version v1.40.1

Renamed "Get Dictionaries" button to "More" for ads policy compliance. Tweak ICS theme color, NEO layout fixes, Gradle build targeting API level 26.

Dec 10
2016
Version v1.39.3

- Fix German layout, Neo2 layout was partially overriding it
- configurable Ctrl-A key to avoid accidental "select all", default uses Ctrl-Alt-A
- New layouts: carpalx, Neo2, Lithuanian, Bulgarian standard
- fix optional persistent notification
- always offer compact 5-row compact QWERTY layout
- change label scaling to be more consistent

See https://github.com/klausw/hackerskeyboard/releases/tag/1.39.1 for details

Dec 08
2016
Version v1.39.1

- configurable Ctrl-A key to avoid accidental "select all", default uses Ctrl-Alt-A
- New layouts: carpalx, Neo2, Lithuanian, Bulgarian standard
- fix optional persistent notification
- always offer compact 5-row compact QWERTY layout
- change label scaling to be more consistent
See https://github.com/klausw/hackerskeyboard/releases/tag/1.39.1 for details

Dec 26
2013
Version v1.37

Issues with the new version? You can download older releases if needed, see the Description section.
Changes:
- Removed RECORD_AUDIO permission, and switched to a new voice typing engine.
- Removed READ_CONTACTS permission, disabled using contacts for completions.
- Added Meta/Command/Windows key (❖) for use with remote desktop apps such as bVNC.
- Bugfixes for modifier key handling.
- New layouts: ta (Tamil, தமிழ்), "Español (Latinoamérica)", hu (Hungarian, Magyar).

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