Sunil Sunil - 5 months ago 36
Android Question

Custom Hindi Keyboard

I am working on an

Android
project.Project is to develop a
Hindi
android keyboard. I have seen many tutorials and articles regarding development of Custom Soft Keyboards. I have also made a keyboard(English) using this tutorial and it is working just fine. Now I thought that for
Hindi
(or any other language for that matter) I have to change the locale name in
method.xml
file and
android:codes
&
android:keylabel
tags in
qwerty.xml
file. But I am stuck now because I can't find the codes(ASCII or whatever should be used) for
Hindi
alphabets. Any help would be highly appreciated.

This is my
method.xml
file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<input-method xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
<subtype
android:label="@string/subtype_hi_IN"
android:imeSubtypeLocale="hi_IN"
android:imeSubtypeMode="keyboard" />
</input-method>


This is my
qwerty.xml
file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Keyboard xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:keyWidth="10%p"
android:horizontalGap="0px"
android:verticalGap="0px"
android:keyHeight="60dp">
<Row>
<Key android:codes="49" android:keyLabel="1" android:keyEdgeFlags="left"/>
<Key android:codes="50" android:keyLabel="2"/>
<Key android:codes="51" android:keyLabel="3"/>
<Key android:codes="52" android:keyLabel="4"/>
<Key android:codes="53" android:keyLabel="5"/>
<Key android:codes="54" android:keyLabel="6"/>
<Key android:codes="55" android:keyLabel="7"/>
<Key android:codes="56" android:keyLabel="8"/>
<Key android:codes="57" android:keyLabel="9"/>
<Key android:codes="48" android:keyLabel="0" android:keyEdgeFlags="right"/>
</Row>
<Row>
<Key android:codes="113" android:keyLabel="q" android:keyEdgeFlags="left"/>
<Key android:codes="119" android:keyLabel="w"/>
<Key android:codes="101" android:keyLabel="e"/>
<Key android:codes="114" android:keyLabel="r"/>
<Key android:codes="116" android:keyLabel="t"/>
<Key android:codes="121" android:keyLabel="y"/>
<Key android:codes="117" android:keyLabel="u"/>
<Key android:codes="105" android:keyLabel="i"/>
<Key android:codes="111" android:keyLabel="o"/>
<Key android:codes="112" android:keyLabel="p" android:keyEdgeFlags="right"/>
</Row>
<Row>
<Key android:codes="97" android:keyLabel="a" android:keyEdgeFlags="left"/>
<Key android:codes="115" android:keyLabel="s"/>
<Key android:codes="100" android:keyLabel="d"/>
<Key android:codes="102" android:keyLabel="f"/>
<Key android:codes="103" android:keyLabel="g"/>
<Key android:codes="104" android:keyLabel="h"/>
<Key android:codes="106" android:keyLabel="j"/>
<Key android:codes="107" android:keyLabel="k"/>
<Key android:codes="108" android:keyLabel="l"/>
<Key android:codes="35,64" android:keyLabel="\# \@" android:keyEdgeFlags="right"/>
</Row>
<Row>
<Key android:codes="-1" android:keyLabel="CAPS" android:keyEdgeFlags="left"/>
<Key android:codes="122" android:keyLabel="z"/>
<Key android:codes="120" android:keyLabel="x"/>
<Key android:codes="99" android:keyLabel="c"/>
<Key android:codes="118" android:keyLabel="v"/>
<Key android:codes="98" android:keyLabel="b"/>
<Key android:codes="110" android:keyLabel="n"/>
<Key android:codes="109" android:keyLabel="m"/>
<Key android:codes="46" android:keyLabel="."/>
<Key android:codes="63,33,58" android:keyLabel="\? ! :" android:keyEdgeFlags="right"/>
</Row>
<Row android:rowEdgeFlags="bottom">
<Key android:codes="44" android:keyLabel="," android:keyWidth="10%p" android:keyEdgeFlags="left"/>
<Key android:codes="47" android:keyLabel="/" android:keyWidth="10%p" />
<Key android:codes="32" android:keyLabel="SPACE" android:keyWidth="40%p" android:isRepeatable="true"/>
<Key android:codes="-5" android:keyLabel="DEL" android:keyWidth="20%p" android:isRepeatable="true"/>
<Key android:codes="-4" android:keyLabel="DONE" android:keyWidth="20%p" android:keyEdgeFlags="right"/>
</Row>
</Keyboard>

Answer

Here is the link for Unicodes for Devanagri.Use those codes as following:

<Row>
                <Key android:codes="0x0905" android:keyLabel="अ" android:keyEdgeFlags="left"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x0906" android:keyLabel="आ"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x0907" android:keyLabel="इ"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x0908" android:keyLabel="ई"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x0909" android:keyLabel="उ"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x090A" android:keyLabel="ऊ"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x090F" android:keyLabel="ए"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x0910" android:keyLabel="ऐ"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x0913" android:keyLabel="ओ"/>
                <Key android:codes="0x0914" android:keyLabel="औ" android:keyEdgeFlags="right"/>
            </Row>