Setting up your Android USB keyboard

I’ve ordered nice little case for my Zenithink C71 a while ago,  with built-in USB keyboard. It’s pretty basic,  and I won’t call it state of the art,  but it’s a hell of a lot better than tapping on the screen. Actually I’m using it at the moment to type this very post. There is a catch however: on the PC I’ve got used to typing on proper keyboards where I could just change the layout with a keyboard shortcut/mouse click. This however won’t work on Android. To type accented characters when I’m typing in Hungarian I had to use the software keyboard.

To overcome this limitation I dug in deep to see how the keyboard is managed under Android, figure out the most elegant solution,  and implement it on my device.

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