04/05/2011, 08:39 AM
Well, I don't think anyone will care about this (Greek Palm users are very few), however this is my first patch and after spending many hours on it I just want to share it with the community. Most of the credits should go to shura, as its russian keyboard was the base for many other keyboards, including mine. Also, I'd like to thank A24 for making the first greek keyboard.
The improvement in this keyboard is that it supports both accents and diaeresis over greek letters (both lowercase and capitals). It has been tested and works perfectly in Contacts, Messaging, Dialpad, Memos, Facebook App etc.
REQUIREMENTS: GNU Patch and Lsdiff. Both available in Preware.
INSTALLATION: The best way is to copy the file in your phone and run it from there (through Internalz Pro for example, you run the .patch file and it installs). It can also be installed through webOS QI, however in some cases the encoding changes after the transfer and some letters may not appear.
Uninstallation is easy from Preware.
If you have previously installed another keyboard patch make sure you have uninstalled it.
EDIT The patch is now also available through Preware. Search "Greek accented layout for hardware keyboard". It's under the "Mojo" category.
USE: Double-tapping the SYM key changes between EN-GR. In order to put an accent over letter you press "q" and then the vowel you want. Diaereses over greek letters ι and υ are used with "Q" and the letter.
DISCLAIMER: I have installed and uninstalled the patch both in the SDK 2.1 emulator and my Unlocked 2.1 Pre 2 phone without ANY problems. However I'm not a programmer and using this patch is your decision.
* Until now, the only problem is that in the native browser greek letter σ comes as ς. The same problem exists in A24's keyboard. It probably has to do something with the browser. This does not happen in the browser search (see screenshot) or any other app from what I know.
* When typing in Just Type the first greek character comes always with an english character. The next greek characters appear normally. This happens also in shura's russian keyboard so it must be a Just Type thing. I don't know the reason for that and I'll be asking in the forum if anyone can help.
EDIT This problem has now been solved thanks to the solution by chansom. Follow the instructions in this topic: http://forums.precentral.net/webos-p...character.html
* There are no other known issues. If you have a problem tell me, but I can't promise I'll be able to help