Increase buttons size and space between them by combining not useful letters on same button
I'm using 3 languages - English, Russian and Hebrew.
Since, and Russian alphabet has 33 letters, so the keyboard's buttons are to small and not really comfortable to use.
English has 26 letters and Hebrew 27.
In Russian there аре several letters that almost not in use (less than 0.5%), and I think that it's possible to combine that kind of letters (2 per button),
reduce the number of buttons and increase button's size and space between them.
In additional to that, this feature can be configurable to users - to combine not usable letters, for all languages, in purpose to increase size of buttons.
SwiftKey Cloud (4.2) has now been released to market and includes improvements to the Russian keyboard.
If you have previously purchased SwiftKey, you should be able to update for free (use the same account and app store).
See our blog post for more info: http://www.swiftkey.net/en/blog/swiftkey-cloud-launched/
Thanks for your support!
I filed a separate request to make Russian font as large as it is in English keyboard: http://support.swiftkey.net/forums/140949-3-language-model-feedback/suggestions/4354008-make-russian-font-equally-large-as-english
Please vote there.
@Sarah Reynolds: The problem largerly persists in the latest 188.8.131.52. Keys are still much more narrow than in English; font for letters is much smaller than English and almost equal in size to digits and symbols (which should be suppressed instead).
Please consider voting for either/both of the more popular requests addressing the same problem:
I have the same problem. I recently switched to Android from iPhone. The Russian keyboard on iOS is a great experience as it hides all unnecessary letters and symbols, thus providing wider buttons and facilitating typing . I was disappointed with very narrow Russian Keyboard on SwiftKey, I hardly hit the buttons right due to them being tiny. I hope SwiftKey Support Team will take these comments into account and will make typing in Russian a pleasant experience. Thanks Evgeny for sharing this idea.
Actually it's good for everyone - ability to enlarge buttons, signs on buttons etc.
The russian keyboard layout is tiny, this is a wonderful idea.
Excellent idea, how come no one has even thought about it till now?
What a genious idea!!!