According to the latest reports, the tech giant Google’s Gboard for iOS finally won an option for users to communicate with Morse code. The alternative of the tech giant Google’s keyboard for Android also gained some new improvements.
Gboard Now Lets You Communicate Through Morse Code On Both Android & iOS
The Gboard for iOS finally won an option for users to communicate with Morse code. The alternative of the tech giant Google’s keyboard for Android also gained some improvements.
In both systems, the tool offers an improved typing experience, capable of recognizing non-alphabetic characters such as “%”. Users can change the QWERTY pattern by points and dashes of Morse code at any time.
The feature makes the Gboard more inclusive, as many people with reduced mobility use Morse code to communicate. Thinking about it, the tech giant Google also allows the tool to be used with various external devices.
The keyboard review was done with the support of Tania Finlayson, a developer specializing in Morse code assistive technology. She contributed the layout, the suggestions of sequences in Morse code and the configurations so that the keyboard adapts to the needs of each user.
Tania, who was born with cerebral palsy and talked with the Morse code about 30 years ago, also developed the TandemMaster. In partnership with her husband, brother and an engineer, she created the device to be able to communicate with the world.
“Developing communication tools like this (Morse code on Gboard) is important because, for many people, it simply makes life accessible. Now, if someone wants to try Morse code, they can use the phone in their pocket,” said Tania.
Taking advantage of the novelty, the tech giant Google has created a game that teaches you to write in Morse code in a few minutes.
How to enable Morse code on Gboard?
In our test, the feature has not yet been released. If you already have the Gboard for Android or iOS, you can check if it is already available in the settings area of your device.
- Select the item “Language and input”;
- Open the “Virtual Keyboard” section;
- Choose “Gboard”;
- Touch “Languages”;
- Within “English” you can find the item “Morse Code”.
You can enable the return sound whenever a button is pressed and adjust the settings according to your preference. You can go back to the QWERTY standard whenever you want.
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