Onscreen keyboard with word completion feature progress

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Mon Jun 18 02:53:51 UTC 2012

On 06/18/2012 09:25 AM, Kyle Pablo wrote:
>     Progress is being made to incorporate a word completion feature with an
> onscreen keyboard into KDE (Plasma and Maliit).  I think this would make KDE more
> accessible to disabled users.  Packaging seems to be one of the issues (mainly
> Presage).  For more info:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=265452
> http://mikhas.posterous.com/maliit-keyboard-now-with-word-prediction-and
> Any help or feedback in getting this implemented in Fedora/KDE would be great.

I've no experience in implementing this sort of thing....or much of anything.

However, I wonder if it wouldn't make more sense to implement this in a more general
way so it can be used equally in KDE/GOME and any application.

Today, when using the ibus input method and Chinese you are presented with characters
matching the input criteria.  So, that makes me wonder it wouldn't make sense to make
this part of an ibus extension.

At least for normal users it may make some sense.  I know that on my Android pad the
predictive keyboard makes typing easier.  I think it would add functionality to the

I wonder why Presage didn't/doesn't go that route.   It seems they may be relying on
applications building in support for and being "Presage enabled".

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