It almost seems like that Google even forgot they've ever had this application. It needs a major maintance in performances and features update. Whenever you try to press a key in kana mode corresponding to any ~a syllable, it shows the flick option and often writes a different syllable whatsoever. Whenever in the Godan mode, it writes corresponding number and the English mode... I'd rather NOT start about that. Despite being the best Japanese keyboard available out there... It really needs to be updated urgently. Not to mention the very much useless English suggestion mode and no English autocorrection option present.
The auto correct went to complete junk. I'm trying to convert even simple kanji and it won't give me the options. If I type にほん all I want is 日本... not only does it only give 日本, but also 日本is like 3 pages down in suggestions. What kind of junk is that? Every time I start a phrase with の, it attempts to auto convert to 野 regardless of what comes after it... ever since I upgraded my phone to s8, this keyboard is now extremely difficult to use. It worked better with previous android versions.
When typing in Japanese keys in Romaji format, the keys at the edge, esp. an A is very hard to press correctly, ending up with pressing S instead. Just use the same key layout as its English/alphabet version where "A" and "L" are slightly positioned away from the edge. There is no need to habitate the full keyboard space with keys reaching to edges. Remove the "ー" key, then combine the "、" and "。" keys together and make them toggle between 1tap and 2taps and give " ー" a space where "。" was taking up.
Will someone please tell me how to add dactin to katakana? Every time I pick a katakana character the dactin option disappears. I will update to 5 stars If I get an answer. My only issue with the app.
I used to have this add-on on my old phone and loved it but now can't get it to appear on the new one. The new phone had gboard preinstalled, which seems to have no support for Japanese. It isn't an option in the language settings, a long press on the English spacebar does nothing and pressing the keyboard icon only allows the choice between English and voice input. Please allow this add-on to work with gboard or offer a suggestion as to what I'm doing wrong.
The Japanese ime is great, but the English keyboard part is basically trash. No swipe option. Google's stock keyboard is leagues better than the English part of this one. So much better that I constantly switch to use the stock Google keyboard then back to the Japanese ime. If there was swipe, and some options to change keyboard size, etc.. 5 stars all the way. It's a bummer knowing Google has a good keyboard, but chose not to use it in the ime version.