Android-Tastatur für Zweisprachige

This page is a translated version of the page Android keyboard for bilinguals and the translation is 38% complete.

Diese Seite beschreibt das von YuviPanda vorgeschlagene Projekt eine quelloffene Android-Tastatur für zweisprachige Benutzer zu entwickeln. Es würde eine Portierung des von Project Milkshake entwickelten IME (basierend auf Extension:Narayam ) sowie Wörterbücher zur Autokorrektur/Autovorschlägen enthalten. Das gesamte Projekt soll GPL-lizenziert werden.


Jede Menge Englischsprecher sind von selbst zweisprachig - sowohl in Englisch als auch in ihrer Muttersprache fließend. Verständigung ist für sie von Natur aus zweisprachig - nahtloses wechseln zwischen Sprachen. Jedoch ist das auf mobilen Geräten gegenwärtig aus folgenden Gründen nicht problemlos möglich:

  1. Not enough well-developed and maintained keyboards for native languages that are optimized for mobile use (think Swiftkey and Swype).
  2. Switching between languages is too cumbersome (Switch keyboard, wait for it to load up, familiarize self with new layout, etc.)

This project aims to fix these things by extending the default Android keyboard with support for two languages at a time (quickly switched with a single tap), and by providing transliteration engines for all languages supported by Narayam, along with autocorrect/autosuggest facilities to enable faster, more accurate mobile input.


  1. Port of transliteration engine from Project Milkshake/Narayam to Java
  2. Tool to allow conversion of Project Milkshake/Narayam keymaps to a format suitable for use from Java
  3. Bindings to allow tests from Project Milkshake/Narayam to run unmodified
  4. Tool to run through a large corpus of text in a target language and extract potential dictionary entries - and convert them to a format suitable for autocorrect/autosuggest use.
  5. Android IME (derived from built in Android Jellybean keyboard) with support for fast switching between languages, and autocorrect/autosuggest support for languages with dictionaries present.

If time permits,

  1. Tool to build crowdsourced custom dictionaries for use in the keyboard.

Work to build off of

  1. Will base entire project off of Android's LatinIME, which is the default stock Keyboard. Also has a word prediction / correction algorithm that could be adapted for our use.
  2. Project Milkshake / Narayam has the JS transliteration engine + language keymaps + tests that will be ported to Java to form the core of the keyboard.