iOS 8 added support for third-party keyboards. Now iPhone and iPad users can finally swap out their keyboards and use some of the same keyboards available on Android devices. Swipe-to-type is now an option for iPhone users, too.
Apple also added a “QuickType” keyboard that offers next-word predictions above the keyboard. In the future, if there’s a cool new keyboard feature — like word predictions or swipe-to-type — you can install a third-party keyboard to get it immediately.
Get Third-Party Keyboards
First, you’ll need to install one or more third-party keyboards on your device. They’re just apps, and are available in the App Store like other apps.
Here are some of the keyboards Apple is featuring in the App Store for the iOS 8 launch:
iKeyKhmer is first Khmer custom keyboard on iOS 8 with prediction words. It brings Khmer custom keyboard 5 rows to iPhone/iPad.
– 5 rows keyboard
– Implements a Khmer dictionary prediction to match input with words. It’s not full Khmer Dictionary words. Now it has words until character “thor”
– Delete key with hold to delete all similar to native keyboard
– Arrow keys support to move cursors
– Full support iPhone/iPad with both portrait and landscape mode
– Support iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
– AutoCaps supported
-Requires iOS 8 or later
-Best of all: it’s free.
ttKeyboard V1.2 is available on AppStore featuring the new Khmer Keyboard. ttKeyboard is design for all iOS 8 devices. From iPhone 4s to iPhone 6 Plus including all iPads.
In version 1.2
• Keyboard tap sound is included. ( Need ‘Full Access’ to work )
• Themes (Also need ‘Full Access’)
• Khmer Keyboard is now supported
• Long-press feature (Hold a key to type characters)
- Khmer Smart Keyboard (Free)
By Saran Kong
-Keyboard for Khmer language of Cambodia
-Fast typing with flick gesture
-Delete by swiping left
-Change mode by swiping right
A simple application allow you to translate from English to Khmer.
How to use:
1- Typing with keyboard or user camera to capture text.
2- Slide to another side, it will translate from English to khmer or Khmer to English.
3- Double tap on English text to start speaking.
Size: 42.4 MB
This app work on iPhone4s, 5 , 5S and iPod touch 5th run on iOS 8 only.
- Keyboard Khmer (USD 0.99)
With this keyboard you can type or just swipe up and down to insert khmer characters.
How to setup this keyboard:
1-Install this keyboard
2-Go to Settings–>General–>Keyboard–>Keyboard–>Add New Keyboard–>iMonsterSoft-KhmerKB
3-Go to iMonsterSoft-KhmerKB–>Allow Full Access–>On–>Allow (Must allow)
Brought to you by iMonsterSoft.
Black Keys, a simple awesome design custom keyboard for un-supported languages and International Phonetic Alphabet.
Check your language in this list and download:
*IPA: IPA full and English IPA (new design and full of letters)
*Arabic group: Persian, Dari, Pashto,Sorani Kurdish, Aramic Kurdish, Uyghur
*Need to install font group: Aramaic Syriac, Amharic, Burmese, Coptic, Assyrian
Note: If your device update from iOS7 to iOS8 have some old setting, the keyboard not come up.
Please follow these steps for this group:
-Remove Black Keys
-Setting – General – Reset – Reset all setting
-Install Black Keys
-Add your keyboard and switch to it. Not install font before add Keyboard
-Install your custom font (only one font) and typing.
*Others: Khmer, Inuktitut, Georgian, Armenian, Sinhala, Lao, Kazakh, Nepali, Bangla, Gurmukhi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Kannada,Telugu, Oriya.
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Enable Third-Party Keyboards
To enable a new keyboard after installing it, you’ll need to head into Settings after installing it. Navigate to Settings > General > Keyboards > Keyboards. Tap Add a New Keyboard and select the keyboard you just installed.
You can enable multiple third-party keyboards here so you can easily switch between them later.
Give a Keyboard Internet Access
To give a keyboard full Internet access — for example, allowing SwiftKey to synchronize your typing profile across all your devices — tap the name of the keyboard you added on the Keyboards screen and enable “Allow Full Access.”