Mer/Documentation/Hildon Input Method

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There is limited documentation on how to use this.

see :

Basic structure:

  <layout mode="0"> (0 meaning shift not pressed, 1 means shift pressed)
    <row> repeat these elements per row you want
      <key name="character" expand="1 if it should expand and fill - look at the space button in the image, 0 otherwise" />
      Add as many keys as needed in the row
  Make both a shift not pressed and shift pressed layout.

The relationship between an XML file (eg fi.xml) and a language (eg fi_FI) seems unknown at the moment.

Matan has this working:

cp fi.xml.txt /usr/share/him-arabic/fi.xml
him-arabic-register fi_FI
gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/osso/inputmethod/hildon-im-languages/fi_FI/word-completion false
gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/osso/inputmethod/hildon-im-languages/language-1 fi_FI
gconftool-2 -s -t int /apps/osso/inputmethod/hildon-im-languages/current 1