External Keyboard Helper Pro

External Keyboard Helper Pro

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A non visible soft keyboard (Input Method) intended to be used with hardware Bluetooth and USB keyboards. It automatically brings up the Input Method dialog when Bluetooth keyboard connects or disconnects (on some devices this can also be made to work with USB keyboards). It supports a lot of different keylayouts also provides a lot of configuration options.

This app does NOT require a rooted device and there is a DEMO version available if you want to try it out before buying.

Tutorials
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http://www.apedroid.com/android-applications/external-keyboard-helper/get-started

Features
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* International keyboard layouts.
* Up to 16 application shortcuts can be added (for example start Google Maps with Alt+M etc.)
* Up to 16 text strings can be add (for example insert your email address with Alt+E etc.)
* Remaps the Escape key to BACK (can be turned off)
* Allows you to control which characters should be treated as combining characters.
* A "null" Soft Keyboard to use with hardware keyboards (Bluetooth & USB).
* Automatically brings up Input Method selection dialog when Bluetooth keyboard connects or disconnects (Android 2.3+).
* Automatic detection can also work with USB keyboards on some platforms (experimental) (Android 2.3+)
* App that brings up Input Method selection (for easy access)
* Switch between up to three layouts of your choice using a key or key combination.
* Can choose keymap automatically based on language setting in your device.
* Blocks long-press-popups on Android 2.x.
* Change the key repeat delay and rate.
* Layouts can be modified and two user defined custom layouts can be configured.
* ConnectBot aware (TAB and CTRL codes)

Currently supported keyboard layouts
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* Arabic (101, 102 & 102 AZERTY)
* Armenian (Eastern, Western & Phonetic)
* Austrian
* Belgian
* Bosnian & Herzegovian
* Bulgarian (Phonetic, Phonetic traditional & Typewriter)
* Canadian (French & Multilingual)
* Croatian
* Czech (qwertz, qwerty & programmers)
* Danish
* English (Colemak, Dvorak, Dvorak Left hand, Dvorak Right hand, Dvorak Programmer, GB & US-International)
* Estonian
* Faroese
* Finnish (Finland & DAS)
* French (Bépo, France & Switzerland)
* German (Germany & Switzerland)
* Greek
* Greenlandic
* Hebrew
* Hindi Traditional
* Hungarian
* Icelandic
* Italian
* Korean/Hangul
* Latvian
* Lithuanian (Numeric)
* Macedonian FYROM Standard
* Maldivian
* Norwegian
* Persian
* Polish (214 & Programmers)
* Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal & Br-Nativo)
* Romanian
* Russian (Normal, Typewriter & Phonetic)
* Serbian (Latin & Cyrillic)
* Slovak (qwerty & qwertz)
* Slovene
* Spanish (Latin America, Spain/Int & Dvorak)
* Swedish (Normal & Svorak A1|A5)
* Thai (Kedmanee & Pattachote)
* Turkish (F & Q)
* Ukrainian
* Vietnamese

All layouts are based on standard USB Keyboard layouts. Bluetooth keyboards sometimes do not follow the standard completely but it is possible to manually customize mappings.

Characters that can be treated as combining characters
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* acute
* breve
* caron
* cedilla
* circumflex
* diaeresis/umlaut/dialytika
* dialytika tonos
* dot above / dot below
* double acute
* grave
* hook above
* macron
* ogonek
* ring
* tilde
* tonos

What it does NOT
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* It won't fix your Bluetooth or USB connected keyboard if it wasn't working in the first place.
* It does not automatically switch Input Method. It only shows the dialog and you will have to choose Input Method manually. This is an intentional limitation built into Android by Google. No app is allowed to change Input Method without user interaction (unless the app is a system app).

Want to help translating this app to you language?
Go here: http://www.getlocalization.com/ExternalKeyboardHelperPro/

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Recently changed in this version

6.6
* Fixed reading scancode with ShareKM
* Fixed error in Spanish Dvorak layout
* Ctrl+Backspace now deletes last word
* Tries to make right mouse button remapable on devices where it works as BACK (like on my Galaxy Note 8.0)

6.5
* Rearranged settings
* Changed language switch key config
* Added a more flexible voice input mapping


Comments and ratings for External Keyboard Helper Pro
  • (75 stars)

    by Farzad Ghafourian on 16/12/2014

    No bug, no issue, and very flexible! Love it!

  • (75 stars)

    by Iwan Lemmens on 15/12/2014

    Couldn't change the keyboard layout on my Galaxy Tab without changing the language. This app does exactly what is expected of it.

  • (75 stars)

    by Alexander Janssen on 14/12/2014

    Finally I can remap my escape-key and got the control-key working. As of improvements, saving more than two custom profiles would be great. Also exporting profiles so that we can share keyboard profiles would be excellent. Happy Hacking Pro now almost works perfectly.

  • (75 stars)

    by Ian Shaw on 11/12/2014

    Worth putting 10 minutes into fiddling with all these settings, as my Bluetooth keyboard now works exactly as I want, making the tablet a pleasure to use.

  • (75 stars)

    by Angel Mom on 03/12/2014

    All of sudden, my keyboard showed up on a screen while using the Bluetooth keyboard and was not changed into another language. I tried so many researches and apps and any method didn't work at all. Then I came cross this app....amazing!!! It solved two problems at once. Thanks a lot!!!!

  • (75 stars)

    by Robert Moore on 24/11/2014

    Needs an unassuming video with examples!

  • (75 stars)

    by Piotr WYSOCKI on 20/11/2014

    Now I can use wide variety of keyboard layouts. It's very important because my language isn't supported by Google (Polish programmer's layout).