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Unexpected Keyboard

A lightweight virtual keyboard for developers.
This app is a virtual keyboard for Android. The main features are easy typing of every ASCII character using the swipe gesture, dead keys for accents and modifier keys and the presence of special keys (tab, esc, arrows, etc..).

The keyboard shows up to 4 extra characters in the corners of each key. These extra characters are hit by swiping the finger on the key.

Highlight of some of the features:

- Every character and special keys that are also available on a PC keyboard. This is perfect for using applications like Termux.

- This includes Tab, Esc, the arrows and function keys, but also Ctrl and Alt !

- Accented keys are accessible using dead keys. First activate the accent, then type the accented letter.

- Very light and fast. Use 500x times less space than Google's keyboard and 15x times less than the default keyboard. No ad, no tracking.

- Multiple layouts: QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY. Themes: White, Dark, OLED Black. And many other options.

Like any other virtual keyboards, it must be enabled in the system settings. Open the System Settings and go to:
System > Languages & Input > Virtual keyboard > Manage keyboards.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.10.0 (13) - Added on 2021-12-15

    This version requires Android 1.6 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    Download APK 97 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.9.2 (12) - Added on 2021-12-02

    This version requires Android 1.6 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    Download APK 97 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log