Indonesian keyboards


#1

Hi, looking through the list of keyboards here, https://keyman.com/developer/keymanweb/keyboards.php, I can’t help but notice the glaring absence of Indonesian keyboards. For the national language (idn) shouldn’t it be under EuroLatin keyboard or US International keyboard? Also I saw none of the its 700+ languages listed. True, some are complex and require standalone keyboard layouts, but many are also using the same keyboard that available everywhere.

Therefore I’m developing a new keyboard for Javanese script (the language is spoken by 80+ million people). And hopefully from there I can also develop Balinese and Sundanese, two related languages.

Please list Indonesia in the keyboard list. Thank you.


#2

Thank you for the keyboard submission! I would agree that there is a current lack of keyboards for Indonesian languages. Some can be written with an English keyboard so up until recently there has not been a big perceived need for a special keyboard layout for them. As we start to support language services such as correction and predictive text, specialised input methods for these languages will become more important.

FWIW, here’s a link to the Indonesian languages in the keyboard catalog: https://keyman.com/keyboards/countries/ID


#3

For completeness sake, can Indonesian language, the national language, be added under US English (‘us’) keyboard in https://keyman.com/developer/keymanweb/keyboards.php? There’s surprisingly short list under that keyboard (compared to EuroLatin keyboard, for example). Is that list manually updated?

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#4

We are currently working through the set of ‘basic’ keyboards including us. We’ll revisit the list of languages associated with the language when we get to it – and hopefully we can add a set of languages for which it is appropriate including Indonesian, Tok Pisin, etc.

Edit: see https://github.com/keymanapp/keyboards/issues/611