Input Experience

Windows 1903 input experience 

Windows 1903 Input Experience – Language

Part of the Windows 1903 Input experience is a new feature update called Windows Ebrima font. This update allows Ebrima to read your ADLaM documents and websites.

Windows 1903 Input experience

Input

If Vietnamese is your first or second language, the Windows 10 Input experience includes Vietnamese Telex and Number-key based (VNI) keyboards for the touch-based keyboard.

In addition to the Indic Traditional INSCRIPT keyboards, the Windows 10 Input experience is adding Indic Phonetic keyboards for Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

Here’s how this phonetic keyboard works. As you type, the keyboard uses transliteration to suggest possible Indic text candidates. For example, if you typed “Namaste” using the Hindi Phonetic keyboard, the device would suggest नमस्ते, according to Microsoft.

Also, the Windows 10 Input experience now adds a notification, which explains that the hotkey triggers an input language change. This includes a direct link to the settings where the hotkey can be disabled, if the press was unintentional. You will see this notification the very first time you press Left Alt + Shift.

Touch Keyboard

If you utilize the touch keyboard, you’ll now be able to type faster and more accurately. Windows 10 will detect your typing behavior and dynamically adjust the hit target of each key, based on prediction of what letter most likely will be typed out next.

In addition, the Windows 10 Input experience is making some changes to decrease the number of times in tablet mode where the touch keyboard ends up occluding the text field when docked.

SwiftKey

The SwiftKey feature, which provides more accurate auto corrections and predictions when using the touch keyboard experience, is now expanding to more languages, including:

  • English (Canada) – en-CA
  • Portuguese (Portugal) – pt-PT
  • English (India) – en-IN
  • German (Switzerland) – de-CH
  • French (Canada) – fr-CA
  • Spanish (United States) – es-US
  • French (Belgium) – fr-BE
  • Portuguese (Portugal) – pt-PT
  • French (Switzerland) – fr-CH

If you’re using a hardware keyboard, text suggestions are also supported with the above languages.

Window 10 is also updating the Japanese IME by redesigning how it works with applications, and the candidate windows interface is updated to look cleaner and more polished.

In addition, all the Japanese IME settings are fully integrated into Settings. To see them, right-click the IME mode indicator in the taskbar and select Settings.

May 2019

Now that the Windows 10 1903 update has been released, Microsoft will add a few more improvements in May as well.

Fonts

In addition to Windows Embira, the Windows 10 May 2019 includes keyboard support for ASLaM and Osage. ADLaM script is used to write in Pular/Fulfulde, the language of the Fulani people in West Africa. Osage script is used to write in the Osage language, which is spoken by the Osage Nation in Oklahoma.

Emoji Panel

Furthermore….

Starting with the May 2019 Update, when you press Windows key + (period) or Windows key + (semicolon), in addition to emoji the picker that appears will now include symbols and kaomoji too.

Windows 1903 Input Experience

As part of the symbols, there’s sections for punctuation, currency, geometric, math, Latin, and language symbols. As you pick them, your most commonly used symbols, the most recently used tab will populate with them, so it will be even easier to select them next time.

As a result, this version ships with emoji 12.

In our next post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the Windows 10 1903 System Experience.