Nokia’s decision to put an alphanumeric keyboard onto their Symbian touch phones wasn’t such a bad one. It’s just that it should have been an option (as well as needing to be multitouch) with a decent QWERTY that worked.
Anyway, the N9 keyboard is indeed awesome. The only thing I find it lacking in perhaps is quality autocorrect but other than that it’s amazing (very accurate, excellent haptics). But still some people are missing alphanumeric keyboard.
Well, if it ain’t there, the motto in Maemo seems to be we’ll make it. Peter has done just that. He emailed us his facebook gallery and said he’d update with instructions on install.
As always, do any of these hacks at your own risk!
unzip the XML file into root of mass storage. I suppose you have developer mode activated, or at least installed some terminal. Start terminal and sign in as root (devel-su and password is rootme). Then type this command:
cp -f /home/user/MyDocs/cislars.xml /usr/share/meegotouch/virtual-
In settings then choose layout “Alfanumerická CZ+SK (Rusnak)”
Remember, you can have more layouts active and switch them by swiping in field of keyboard, not whole app where you are typing.