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HippoRemote Tip #9 – International Keyboards

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Yesterday, we posted a link on how to use HippoRemote for Chinese text input. Today, we just want to reiterate that you can do the same all the international keyboards supported by the iPhone, not just Chinese.

There are 3 important steps for full international keyboard support:

1. Use HippoVNC. Most VNC servers don’t support Unicode, and this includes Apple’s Screen Sharing software. HippoVNC is free, open source, and available for Mac and Windows.

2. In HippoRemote’s settings, enable the Send Unicode option. This is particularly important for non-Roman languages.

3. Also in HippoRemote’s settings, disable Live Typing. This stops HippoRemote from sending each character as you enter it. Instead, it buffers all the text and sends in one big chunk each time you hit return. This step isn’t absolutely necessary for all languages, but it is important for languages – like Chinese – where the iPhone does a lot of prediction and substitution of text.

October 9th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

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