This is pretty cool. We’ve been using FirstClass software for the past 17 or so years to operate Leokī, which was the first telecommunications server to ever operate completely in a Polynesian or native language within the United States. It took them ages to get Unicode support into it, and just recently they released a FirstClass app for iPhone/iPad/iTouch. It seems to work flawlessly, handling the ‘okina and kahakō with no issues. I love it when a plan comes together.
Unfortunately the app is not localized into Hawaiian like we’ve done for Macintosh and Windows users, but, hey, it’s a start! Now back to trying to get a Hawaiian keyboard into Android OS…
2 comments on “Leokī Users: FirstClass app for iPhone/iPad/iTouch!”
Android OS would love that in Cherokee too.
Aloha Joseph. I think the major issue here is going to be the lack of the necessary glyphs in the default Android font, whatever that font is. I’ll ask Menny if there is anything that can be done about it. It seems on his Google page (http://code.google.com/p/softkeyboard/) that he has a custom font there. What it includes I don’t know. Will inquire there and let you know. I’m sure the keyboard would be easy for him to do, but getting the character display may not.