Long Press is a jQuery plugin to ease the writing of accented or rare characters.
Demo & Usage
A demo can be seen here: http://toki-woki.net/lab/long-press/
Focus a form field and hold key to access alternate characters. Try ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘u’, ‘i’, ‘o’ or ‘$’ for example.
Pick letter by:
- using mouse wheel;
- hovering over it with your mouse;
- using arrow keys.
Release key to confirm choice.
I wrote this plugin because I wanted to be able to insert rare characters as easily as on Android or iOS. I learned pretty quickly after doing it that Moutain Lion already offers such a feature. This is called reinventing the wheel...
The most insteresting file in the repository is
js/jquery.longpress.js. Other stuff is mainly for demonstration purposes.
The plugin is still very young and could be improved/optimized and stuff.
Characters suggestions can easily be edited in
MIT License http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php