Qt Virtual Keyboard 1.1

Published Thursday July 3rd, 2014 | by

The initial version of the Qt Virtual Keyboard was released earlier this year, and has quickly become a popular value-add component amongst our Qt Enterprise customers. We are continuously developing it and are now releasing version 1.1, which brings support for Chinese input, 5-way navigation, sound feedback and adds new layouts (languages).

With version 1.1 of the Qt Virtual Keyboard, we are happy to announce that we have made it possible to input Chinese characters using pinyin. Needless to say, this has been a highly requested feature, we are happy to have included.

"Hello World" in Chinese

“Hello World” in Chinese

Layouts for Polish and Swedish are also added to the already quite long list of included layouts, such as English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Finnish and Arabic. You can extend the keyboard with more languages yourself, and we will of course be adding more for you in upcoming versions. Korean and Japanese are on the product backlog, and I think Norwegian might be a hot candidate too. ;-)

Not all embedded devices have a touch screen, and might instead be controlled by a remote control, joystick or similar. Thanks to the newly added 5-way navigation, it is now easy to use the Qt Virtual Keyboard using such controls in addition to or instead of touch.

Last, but not least, we have made it possible to add sound, so that the end user can receive feedback whenever a key is pressed.

This was just about the newly added features. For the full description of what the Qt Virtual Keyboard is about, please take a look at the product page.

The Qt Enterprise Virtual Keyboard is licensed under Qt Enterprise, it can be easily included into all kinds of embedded devices without concerns for 3rd party license compatibility.

You can download the Qt Virtual Keyboard from the Qt Enterprise Customer Portal, it is also part of the just released new version of Qt Enterprise Embedded, and you can install it through the Qt Enterprise Embedded online installer.

If you are not already a Qt Enterprise customer, check out our free 30-day evaluation.

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3 comments to Qt Virtual Keyboard 1.1

LaTer says:

Hi, thanks for this component.
Is it available for Windows 7 ?

Hanne Linaae says:

No, not yet, but we have plans to add Windows support in one of the upcoming versions.

Heda says:

Hanne Linaae, could you specify an approximate timeline for desktop support?

This particular feature is of strong interest.

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