Hacker's Keyboard (official)
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Latest commit 0394abc Dec 10, 2016 Klaus Weidner German and Neo2 layout: merge altchars
The de_rNE layout was applying overrides when plain "de" locale
was selected, leading to confused mappings.



Are you missing the key layout you're used to from your computer when using an Android device? This software 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 such as the Xoom tablet or Nexus S that don't have a trackball or D-Pad.

The supported keyboard layouts include Armenian (Հայերեն), Arabic (العربية), British (en_GB), Bulgarian (български език), Czech (Čeština), Danish (dansk), Carpalx English (language "en-CX"), Dvorak English (language "en-DV"), English (QWERTY), Finnish (Suomi), French (Français, AZERTY), German (Deutsch, QWERTZ), German Neo2 (Deutsch, language "de-NE"), Greek (ελληνικά), Hebrew (עברית), Hungarian (Magyar), Italian (Italiano), Lao (ພາສາລາວ), Norwegian (Norsk bokmål), Persian (فارسی), Portuguese (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), and Ukrainian (українська мова).

To install, get Hacker's Keyboard from the Play Store, plus optional dictionary packs.

Additional resources

See the ReleaseNotes for changes in the Play Store released versions, and follow the project on Google+ for news and updates including pre-release versions.

Having problems? See the UsersGuide and FrequentlyAskedQuestions, and check the issue tracker for known bugs or filing new ones.

Comments, requests, or contributions? Join the discussion group.

Application developers: see KeyboardSupportInApplications if you want to enable the additional keys in your Android application, the same method also works for hardware USB or Bluetooth keyboards.