https://www.duolingo.com/Nullbrains

Automatic keyboard switching for Greek (and other languages)

Hey,

I was tired of manually switching my keyboard on duolingo so I created a browser extension to do automatically. It also provides an optional cheat sheet to assist you in learning the layout of the keyboard. It works for all languages including Greek.

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duokeyboard/dekooljcgfaiokofbciaflklkfniimfa

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/duokeyboard/

Opera: https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/duokeyboard/

Hopefully some of you find it useful

October 16, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/DetVarJeg
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It is useful! Thanks a lot - works great in Chrome.

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nullbrains

You're welcome

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/splinter4065

Είναι τέλειο!

October 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Stergi3
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Thanks! Very helpful really. Can DL embed it? It could solve many problems of development. But it is a copyright of course. Or not?

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nullbrains

This is a guess: I think that the concept of changing the keyboard input per language course can be embedded by duolingo. But the main reason that duolingo has not implemented or developed something similar is that various browsers respond differently to the same code. Processing input is one of those things that is still treated different among browsers. Especially since mobile browsers and desktop browsers deal with different input methods. And probably duolingo wants to provide a similar experience to users with different browsers.

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Stergi3
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Yes, you are right about. But with these keyboards DL could open a new chapter in development, with languages like Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, etc etc which are so widely spoken.

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang
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Why do you need permission to:

  • read my data

  • see my browserhistory?

Why doesn't you tell it in the description?

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nullbrains

It needs to read the data on duolingo in order to determine where the keyboard has to be changed.

It needs your browser history to determine if you opened the options page.

The reason that there is no privacy statement is because no personal or other data is send to a server via this plugin.

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rafforza
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I haven't looked at the plugin myself but if the keyboard is going to automatically switch I imagine it would have to know whether you're on a Greek English question or an English Greek question. This would involve access to browser history

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FauxShizzle
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This is awesome!

April 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/marmara34
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Great, Thank You a Lot

July 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NicolaZonca

This is awesome, thank you! Any chance to port it on Safari?

February 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deutchlurk
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Great idea! However, the norwegian-russian-phonetic keyboard, that I planned to use, was not included.

March 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NezihD
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This extension is great, however it is not functioning in Chrome anymore. I started to use Opera since the extension works without problem. It seems the developer, Nullbrains does not support the extension anymore, because he/she does not answer the support queries since the problem started in Chrome.

August 25, 2018
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