Wednesday, September 15, 2010

iPad Keyboards in iOS 4.2

Some sites have published info about iOS 4.2 beta which has been made available to developers for testing before release in November. According to this, the iPad will have the following virtual keyboards at that time:

English, English (UK), Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, S. Chinese (handwriting, pinyin, stroke), T. Chinese (handwriting, pinyin, cangjie, stroke, zhuyin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, French (Canada), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese (romaji, 50On ), Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

If this list is correct, some keyboards available in OS X will still be missing: Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Tamil.

In addition, some fonts that come with current iOS 4 (but not with OS X) will not have keyboards: Bengali, Oriya, Telugu, Sinhala, Kannada, Malayalam, Lao.


Anonymous said...

Still no Dvorak.

Tom Gewecke said...

Dvorak could be a subchoice under English. I have not seen any info on that level yet. Currently the subchoices are qwerty, azerty, and qwertz.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tom for agreat blog. I just bought an iPad. I like to used khmer.But there's no fonts and Keyborad layout. I don't want to jailbreak to install the khmer unicoded.Do you have any ideas the next iOS 4.3 will come with khmer font? Again,Thanks.

Tom Gewecke said...

Nobody can tell you if or when the iPad will support Khmer, and Apple never provides advance info about such things. Tell them you want it at