Automatic Keyboard Layout Determination

  • US 20110179372A1
  • Filed: 05/28/2010
  • Published: 07/21/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/2010
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A computer-implemented method for configuring a hardware keyboard, comprising:

  • at an electronic device including one or more processors, memory, a display, and the hardware keyboard;

    obtaining at least one of language information and location information from one or more hardware and software information sources associated with the electronic device;

    prioritizing the hardware and software information sources based on reliability of their associated language and location information;

    determining a keyboard language and a keyboard layout for the hardware keyboard based on the language information and location information obtained from the information source having highest relative priority; and

    configuring the electronic device to interpret key input signals from the hardware keyboard based on the determined keyboard language and keyboard layout.

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