Spanish Inverted punctuation ("¿" and "¡") position
Change order of exclamation and question marks in the Spanish version of the new punctuation button
It is much more common in a fast written communication (a.ka chat, SMS, whatsapp, etc) to use only the ? and the ! symbols.
Therefore it is very unpleasant to press and wait for the correct symbols to use.
It is a VERY simple change (and very, VERY requested). Please read other forums than English.
The english layout kinda looks like this:
Whereas the spanish one looks like this:
It's a wiiiiide popup, and the inverted marks are rarely used - Which puts the much more common (and, in my case, the only used ones) ! and ? way too far to the left. It also happens I'm attending to Interaction & Design classes, and the drag distance is a very important factor in usability, isn't it?
Fix it and I'll buy SwiftKey Flow when it comes. :)
PS: Checking other suggestions. Found this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUi-CtciwMk
I just can't make it work with the spanish layout. :(
The problem is caused by the symbol list where theses (¿¡) appear. Exclamation (swift left) this is what appears: ,,,,, (several tries). Right swift: ¿¿¿. You need to re arranged the symbols' order so the swift right or left could work. Note: the symbols ¿ and ¡ are still in use but they aren't actually necesary on informal typing. Thanks
No this hasn't been completed... Not the way I understand the suggestion. The ¿¡ are still in the way of easily sliding to the ! The comma is in the way, and also has its own key. The period is also in the way, which, yes, is its own key when you don't long press. That's FOUR unnecessary marks in the way. Easy fix... If all of the posts about this were merged, there would be millions of votes ¿
Vladimiro González commented
Same thing. I get "?" when sliding right as desired, but sliding left gives me a "¡" which I almost never use (particularly when messaging!)
Please change it, or give an option for it.
I just downloaded Swiftkey and I added the Spanish language from America Latina, but i dont see the order of the punctuations have changed. I would like ! and ? to be the defaults for left and right
EL BARTO commented
I was looking for a way to hanger this and I also highly suggest the same atheist previous user. Even though in correct Spanish the first symbol is ¿, when typing in a hurry its rarely used and an English punctuation is preferred
Juan Pablo Aguilar commented
I agree... I use the keyboard in spanish I don't use the ¡ or the ¿... It just annoy because I can't use the ! or the ? just by sliding left or right...
Aitor Lopez commented
It can't be *this* hard to add an option to revert the silly, slow, press-and-slide-towards-the-right-exclamation-mark-that's-way-too-far-from-the-popup-source spanish layout to the normal, ¿¡-less one for fast input of ? and ! like the rest of the world does.
Other users keep saying the upside down ones are commonly used. Yeah, maybe if you're writing a letter to the Prime Minister or something. So far I've NEVER used them. And I keep asking myself why do I have to waste so much time to add an exclamation mark, when the useless ones are sitting right within range of fast-sliding and are never used.
Please. Just a little option, y'know. Something like, dear Spanish users, do you wish to have the extended exclamation layout or the simple one? That must be two, three lines of code, tops.
Yes! This! It's very annoying, in spanish it's very uncommon to use the symbol ¿ in sms or chat, Atleast give us an option to change the layout to a standard QWERTY.