International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.5, No.1, May. 2015

Design and Implementation of an Android SMS Virtual Keyboard for the Berber Language

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Jaafar EL Bakkali, EL Mehdi Stouti, Tarek EL Bardouni

Index Terms

Berber Script;Android;SMS Keyboard;Smartphone;mobile device


Advances in mobile device have enabled a various types of mobile applications to be developed for users beyond mobile communication services. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in text entry with less popular and minority languages on mobile devices since the arrival of on-screen input method, which known as virtual keyboard. This work presents the first attempt to design and implement an Android SMS virtual keyboard called Tifinagh SMSK, which supports the Berber text entry for Android devices, enables the Berber native speakers to create, send and read its Tifinagh SMS messages. This tiny application has been implemented and tested on Android based smartphones and the outcome shows that it works correctly as intended.

Cite This Paper

Jaafar EL Bakkali, EL Mehdi Stouti, Tarek EL Bardouni,"Design and Implementation of an Android SMS Virtual Keyboard for the Berber Language", IJEME, vol.5, no.1, pp.1-7, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijeme.2015.01.01


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