Long story short: I want to be able to write Latin on my phone, but I don't know how to best do it.
Short story long: I have an Android (version 6.0.1) phone and I want to write in Latin. Writing Latin is technically possible, but I would prefer to have it as a separate input language. I mainly write Finnish and English currently, and I can easily switch the input language by swiping the space bar. Changing the language does two things: It adapts the keyboard and it changes the dictionary. The English (or Finnish) keyboard is fine, but I don't want to mess with the dictionary.
I dislike writing on the phone, so I really appreciate offers to fill or correct a word while typing. That doesn't work if I'm not writing in the selected language. What's far worse, the device learns new words as I use them, and the dictionaries become far less useful if I mix different languages together. That's why I would like to add Latin as a separate language.
The phone has a long list of possible input languages I could install, but Latin is not on the list. I see two options:
- Find a Latin input thing somewhere online and install it. I don't know how to add new options to the list.
- Create a blank language. It's perfectly fine if I can start a "new language" using the English keyboard and a custom name. I can build the vocabulary over time myself as I use it.
The problem is that I don't know how to do either of these. Could someone help?
Comment: This question is experimental; we haven't had this kind here before. It is very much about using Latin language, so I think it is on-topic. It might work better on some other SE site, but that does not make it off-topic here — this is information I would like Latinists to find easily. And most importantly, this is a question I really want to see answered. However, anyone is welcome to disagree with the suitability of this question here. Extended commentary on it should rather be taken to meta or chat, but sharing opinions in comments here is of course allowed.