• Scolding7300@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      14
      arrow-down
      6
      ·
      edit-2
      8 days ago

      What’s the pushback against it? I like that you can modify and publish version of it as long as it’s noncommercial

      Edit: I don’t understand the down votes, I’m trying to learn - what are the downsides of this thatkmake so unpopular?

        • Scolding7300@lemmy.world
          link
          fedilink
          arrow-up
          1
          ·
          7 days ago

          TIL

          https://wiki.opensourceecology.org/wiki/4_freedoms

          These are the 4 Freedoms of open source software - which OSE applies to open source hardware and other products in general. These are the freedoms to inspect, use, modify, and sell.

          > The freedom to inspect or view. In software, this came from the freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish . Access to the source code is a precondition for this - such as FreeCAD files, text documents, spreadsheets, calculations, instructions, etc.
          The freedom to use. Run or otherwise execute the software, product, or process. You may be charged for using the thing. But this is a moot point, because as soon as someone buys it, it can be released for free.
          The freedom to modify. This is a big point: making improvements or adaptation is a key to distributing value.
          Economic freedom. The freedom to distribute or sell. Freedom distribute copies of your modified versions to others. By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. 
          
  • extremeboredom@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    29
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    9 days ago

    Switched to this a couple weeks ago. I’m used to swipe typing on gboard. Unfortunately the swipe typing on FUTO is nowhere near useable for me yet. The accuracy is horrendous, and much of the time it just gives up on inputting any word at all.

    Unfortunately swiping on Gboard has been my main method of typing for more than a decade. I’m so accustomed to it that I can type full sentences without even looking at my phone.

    So in an effort to improve my privacy (by discontinuing my use of a piece of keylogging spyware as a keyboard) I’ve sacrificed the speed of swipe typing. Everything takes much longer to type now. Worth it? I guess I’ll keep trying for a month or so and decide then.

  • Jeena@piefed.jeena.net
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    12
    ·
    9 days ago

    The speech to text is too slow for me, especially if you use 4 languages like me.

    In the end I switched to HeliBoard, there I can type those 4 languages without changing the keyboard.

  • Adderbox76@lemmy.ca
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    9
    ·
    9 days ago

    I had switched to HeliBoard in order to de-Google as much as possible. I’m not militant about it, but if there’s an alternative I’ll take it.

    Decided to try out FUTO because I felt like I was missing swipe typing. And it’s good. But for me it’s just too much. It turns out I didn’t really miss swipe typing, and (possibly just a me issue) that extra feature was making FUTO much less responsive than Heliboard. So back I went.

    I guess for me, simple and fast is more important than replicating my old Gboard experience. But each person is different.

    • Aido@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      17
      ·
      9 days ago

      Heliboard has swipe typing? Just go to the settings and tap on “Gesture Typing”. I believe you have to download a proprietary library for it, though.

    • Onihikage@beehaw.org
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      4
      ·
      9 days ago

      You can add swipe (glide?) typing into HeliBoard. From their github readme:

      • Glide typing (only with closed source library ☹️)
        • library not included in the app, as there is no compatible open source library available
        • can be extracted from GApps packages (“swypelibs”), or downloaded here (click on the file and then “raw” or the tiny download button)

      The only reason HeliBoard doesn’t include this themselves is presumably legal liability plus their dedication to the app not having any network permissions at all.

    • Daxtron2@startrek.website
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      2
      ·
      9 days ago

      I’ve had no responsive issues with FUTO so far, just the occasional typo from the ever so slightly different layout.

    • falx@lemmy.ml
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      1
      ·
      8 days ago

      Just learned about heliboard. Thank you! Wrote this with that keyboard and glide enabled as the others have said. Loving it!

  • Synnr@sopuli.xyz
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    9
    ·
    9 days ago

    FUTO is the greatest use of on-device LLM so far. It never gets anything wrong, even my thought markers “…”

    • Lem453@lemmy.ca
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      9 days ago

      Ya I’m using the English 79 model (not the default) voice on a pixel 8 and it works very well.

    • parpol@programming.dev
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      9 days ago

      I used AnySoftKeyboard and Florisboard before switching to FUTO They’re both good, but swipe typing is still experimental on both of them. FUTO’s swipe typing is more accurate, and speech-to-text is faster, which is why I personally switched. The one thing I feel AnysoftKeyboard does better is the ability to scroll through suggested words, while FUTO only displays a maximum of 3.

    • Bob@feddit.nl
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      8 days ago

      I’ve tried it, and it’s quite good and heavily customisable, but a pain in the arse if you want to use more than one language. I think their Dutch version doesn’t even work if I recall correctly.

  • the@sh.itjust.works
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    5
    ·
    9 days ago

    Any idea what languages this keyboard support? I can’t use any open source keyboard yet as all doesn’t have good multi lingual support and typing.

    • Virkkunen@fedia.io
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      6
      ·
      edit-2
      9 days ago

      Have you tried HeliBoard? I think it has the best multilingual support for all these FOSS keyboards, but mind you, you have to manually load the dictionaries for the languages you want, and same thing for the swipe libraries, but it’s all documented and linked on the GitHub page.

    • pe1uca@lemmy.pe1uca.dev
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      1
      ·
      9 days ago

      You have to configure the space bar to allow a long-press to give you a popup menu to select another language. Currently there’s no way to have multiple languages with the same layout, it’s annoying but you can work with it.

    • OhVenus_Baby@lemmy.ml
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      1
      ·
      9 days ago

      It has alot of languages. Depending on what your looking for the voice is good the options are nice. Pair it with openboard and its a gem.

  • Winter8593@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    5
    ·
    9 days ago

    Just donated last night. I’ve been using this keyboard for the past month. I switched over from gboard. While I’ve never really used speech to text I’m just glad that this keyboard is so privacy focused. You can swap out the llms too if it fits your style

  • Thrickles@lemm.ee
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    5
    ·
    9 days ago

    Checking this out now! So far I like it. Only think I lose from using Gboard is the access to gifs, but I can work around that.

  • Tubulous@beehaw.org
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    4
    ·
    9 days ago

    I use a FUTO voice and Helio keyboard combo by just calling FUTO from Helio when I want to dictate. Works great for me. I tried the FUTO keyboard and it works well enough but not quite as well as Helio for me. Still contribute money, though, because I like where they are headed.

  • Nyanix@lemmy.ca
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    4
    ·
    8 days ago

    I love Heliboard, but this is already giving me much better autocorrect, I’m not finding myself actively avoiding typing from my phone now, so it’s a win to me

  • Yprum@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    4
    ·
    8 days ago

    I like the idea of the keyboard being offline and the LLM stuff but so far I can’t see a way for multi language input. I’m guessing it’s too early in the alpha state for that but I will keep an eye open for it, it is a promising project. In the meantime I’ll test the heliboard others were mentioning.

    • Midnight1938@reddthat.com
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      2
      ·
      8 days ago

      No keyboard besides SwiftKey and gboard have accented characters for devanagari script.

      Every opensource one is a dealbreaker, and i dont know how to fix it myself.

      hindi keyboard in SwiftKey