Ability to select the default currency symbol.
I live in Australia, and use the English (AU) language. Yet there is a £ sign on the x. Why not put the $ sign there for me. I could also imagine lots of expats in Europe wanting the option for the € sign to be shown first.
I often use the $ symbol in passwords as a replacement for the letter s. At present this is only available with a long press on the £ key on the 123 keyboard. Could this be added as a long press on a key on the qwerty keyboard?
€ symbol on qwerty and qwertz layout for Europe
My currency is not on main keyboard!
I have to go to number keyboard.
Make currency symbol on main keyboard configurable.
Many will have this problem. Australians use UK dictionary but need dollar $ as currency on main keyboard not Euro € as default.
Bring the $ back to the main screen
There's only one country in the world that uses the € and speaks spanish, that is Spain. There is no Spanish for Latin America, remember usa? We are the other 3/4 of the actual America, and we use $
For those of us who spell colour with a U but still use $.
Put the £ sign on the main keyboard (English UK keyboard option) rather than the $ sign. It is a real pain to have to switch to numeric pad then sub-pad to get to a £ sign.
US keyboard should have $ on x key, instead of£
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I have set my SwiftKey keyboard to be US English, so I'd like to use the dollar sign. I live in Canada.
Although the £ symbol is on the long press of the $ button on the number keyboard, it would make more sense to have this as the standard button on the uk version. I have to give a lot of prices via text, and it's a little pet hate of mine that the currency of my own country is second option. Thanks!
When using european languages, it would make life easier to have a direct Euro «€» key instead of the key that shows the dollar as default choice.
Note that many physical keyboards have chosen to give access to the € sign as an alternative to the "e" key. I found that quite useful.
I downloaded the new SwiftKey update and now the $ sign is replaced with a € sign.
I am really missing that $ sign. It would be great if the $ sign is placed under the € sign when long pressing.
Another thing is that when you click the 123 button on the bottom left you also see different currency signs. I would expect the $ sign to be there also but there you also see the € sign that is already on the main screen. I think that it should be the $ sign.
Could you allow the user to select the currency symbol which is on the main keyboard? Finding the £ takes too long to select and return.
Still why no £ instead of $ on main keyboard for UK users?
Would be possible to offer UK users the option of a £ symbol, instead of the default $ symbol. Maybe this could Automatically be applied to the keyboard when the UK English language pack is chosen.
I ask for this, as it must be very tedious for people who need to use the £ sign to have to go through numerous taps each time they need it ; i can imagine this small inconvenience would put a lot of UK users off from using Swiftkey X.
Please consider it to keep us Brits happy...
I use English(UK) and am always presented with $ as default as opposed to £.
Can you put the euro (€) key in place of dollar for french (and européen languages). We must do 5 touch for reach it.
I chose the UK keyboard but I still don't have the £ sign as an easy access key. The this is silly. I do not want to have to long press the dollar key as it's not the US keyboard.
A british keyboard would be a great idea that way I don't need to keep hunting down the £ or at least make the second option for the x key configurable so that you can choose what your default currency is.
Local currency symbol in number input screen should be user definable. I would use a £ symbol much more than a $ symbol, but I have to long press to get it. Also only the dollar symbol is available on letter input screen, by long pressing X, but again for my region I would want this to be a £ symbol.
The default currency symbol is currently chosen according to the locale of your phone (not the language you are using).
If you longpress on the x you get a menu with a number of common currency symbols to choose from.
echoing the other sentiments on this forum. The auto-detection is broken. I am in Canada and using UK spellings. Showing Pounds rather than dollar sign.
Sarah Reynolds, there's a problem with Australia, still showing the pound sign.
Thanks Kevin for the work around, but I would still prefer a proper solution from the devs. What is happening guys?
Never mind, this issue is fixed by going into your phones language settings and selecting English (US), not the SwiftKey settings.
Still waiting for this option its no fun to hold this key if using a lot the $ sign, hope its soon.
As many are saying, I prefer to use UK English as my locale, but as a Canadian, I work in dollars, not pounds. A custom setting would be much better.
Eien Kisu commented
I'm Singaporean and will like this option too. I prefer UK language with "$".
Please add a setting!
I really hope this becomes an option soon. I live in Singapore and we use English (UK) but our currency is the Singapore Dollar! going through all the longpress and swiping just makes the whole typing process less intuitive..
Some English speakers don't live in England... This is a problem.
Should have said that my locale is set to Ireland..
Irish user here, first language English. £ is the default symbol on my x key. Come on SwiftKey, the euro has been around long enough to get this right.
Aleksandar Jerković commented
Why is it so hard to give us option to choose which currency we want if you can get it right?
It always shows me $ instead €, even in Slovenia and in Croatia.
Ben Honan commented
The currency symbol in Australia using English (AU) shows as a £ when it should be a $ by default.
Another user from Singapore here. We use UK English spelling for $ dollar symbol for currency. Come on, SwiftKey. I'm a loyal fan and s/w evangelist of your keyboard. Please fix this long outstanding defect already. Thank you!
César Augusto Ramírez Franco commented
If the currency symbol is chosen from the locale, why am I getting an euro € sign if I'm not in Europe but in South America? I should be getting $... This should be a setting
I'm from Singapore and is currently using English (UK)... I would prefer to be able to choose the dollar sign too
Please add the option for Australians who use UK English spelling to use the dollar symbol not the stupid pound sign. Yes I know I can long press but that is hardly a "swift" way of doing it.
Hugh Munro commented
For everyone who uses English (UK) as a language but $ as currency.
I got around it by changing the Android system language to English (US) and the swiftkey language to English (AU). This way my keyboard spells in UK English but uses the $ as the default currency key. Should work fine with other swiftkey languages substituted.
Yeah, you answered in Aug 2011 but there is no option about it today, Aug 2013.