I used a lot this feature by sliding from one letter to another on the default AOSP keyboard on Lineage OS, but it seems I cannot find it in /e/OS.
Am I wrong?
The internet wants to tell me that for this feature to work you either had a minimum of Google Apps and services installed via Open GApps or similar packages, or you followed a guide to add the necessary Google library to your LineageOS installation. Is this the case?
Either way this would not be present in /e/OS, and I’m not aware this would be present in a bare default LineageOS.
Ah, I see, it comes from the GApps. Yes I have tried AnySoftKeyboard, which is a quite interesting option. Unluckily, the french keyboard lacks support, it is impractical. After trying hard using AnySoftKeyboard, I am still typing too slowly, I think I will come back to the default one without this feature.
I think it comes fro the Google keyboard (GBoard). It is possible to install that on /e/OS from Aurora Store (or possibly App Lounge)
No, it was not the Gboard, but the AOSP default keyboard. I had certainly switched an option.
The library, known as swypelib, is a Google item. Some full microG packages will include it. The MinMicroG-Standard package has about half a dozen but I couldn’t immediately figure why.
There are ways to probably get gestures working with the default keyboard but not without some effort.
Easiest if rooted with Magisk
GitHub - NullCode1337/GlideLib: Install the libraries required for Glide Typing, systemlessly
Some old manual methods
Enable Gesture Typing/Swype on AOSP Keyboard · GitHub
Most detailed step by step using adb
Enabling Swype on the AOSP keyboard - Minskio
I’ve seen this library mentioned a few times, libjni_keyboarddecoder.so, but not sure if that’s still used.
Even if you get the lib installed there’s no guarantee it will work with a particular language or OS.
@Alexandre68 , if you are not hung up on having anything Google on your phone, maybe you should give Gboard a try. It might be your best bet.
Be sure to not give it any permissions or at least network access.
Note: I have never used gesture / glide typing before so the above is just… stuff.
I am giving a try to Gboard. You talk about not giving internet authorization, but how do you do that?
In the app page I see no authorization, but even Brave doesn’t show any internet access authorization. So I wonder if Gboard has one or not, because if it has one it looks like we don’t have the information
I’m a long time fan of SwiftKey keyboard. Belongs to Microsoft. Since I’m rooted I’ve blocked every possible way for this app to dial home: killed internet connection via AFWall+, blocked trackers via TrackerControl, limited permissions or give fake ones with AppOps and feed it empty data via XPrivacyLua. Still, for me, way the best swipe keyboard.
What about the rest of that AppInfo page? Isn’t there something like ‘Mobile data & Wi-Fi’ present?
Yes ! Found it, thanks.