ABC alphabetical order keyboard layout

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tivorocks, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. tivorocks macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011
    I have been searching for days for a way to replace the QWERTY keyboard in iOS with an ABC alphabetical order keyboard without success. This option is not available in iOS and strangely enough no app exists to my knowledge in the app store (or Cydia).

    My reason for the ABC keyboard is for utilization in an ACC text to speech app for a disabled friend. He currently uses a DynaVox that is ready to die and I believe an iPad loaded with an app such as Proloquo2go, TouchChat or Assistive Chat will be a better alternative for him. Problem is, these apps use the iPad's built in keyboard which is QWERTY. After 20 years of using his DynaVox configured with the ABC layout, he will be frustrated and non willing to learn the new letter positions on the QWERTY.

    Can anyone help me with an ABC keyboard app I may have missed or a way I can get ahold of the right person at Apple to request this keyboard option in a future version of iOS?

  2. juliancs macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2006
    I had a look around and couldn't find anything - have you contact apple? They might know something/be able to help.
  3. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    I would try contacting a cydia developer and ask them I have to assume it will be easy to do this for you
  4. Night Spring, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011

    Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008

    And I agree with poster above that you need to fnd a cydia dev to do this for you. ikeyex used to be user customizable, but it was never updated to work with 4.0. :(

    Also, have you talked to your friend about learning the qwerty layout? If the iPad is a sufficient improvement over his older system, he might be willing to learn -- I know I would!

    Oh, I just remembered, the Japanese "fifty key" keyboard has an abc lyout. However, all the function keys, like space and enter, are labeled in Japanese, so things might be confusing. Anyway, if you want to give it a try, when you first switch to that keyboard, all keys are Japanese. Tap the "abc" button on the left, and you get abc layout.
  5. paulfranklin macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2012
  6. kewandnotu macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012
    I found a solution!

    i wish they made them alphabetical from the start in 1872!

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