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Which third party keyboard has the long press subcharacters?

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Which third party keyboard has the long press subcharacters?

Some ROMs and skins like CM and LG G5 have this by default. A feature so incredibly simple but absolutely effective that I refuse to live without it, it boggles my mind how this is not a standard. The volume rocker for a cursor is another must.
I just want to find a go to keyboard in a Play Store, so I'm not dependant on device.

This is an example of a clean look and functionality from CyanogenMod. The question is for Android but iOS variants would help too.

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UPDATE:

Install Google keyboard and enable "Long press for symbols"

Every other keyboard sucks.
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Hmmm. I have CM7.2 on a Nexus One, I get the numbers above the QWERTYUIOP line, but I don't have the rest, now I'm jealous! Some of the letters have some long press variants (eg 'a' gives you 'a' with accents), but I don't have the @#$% etc. Is that only in newer Android?
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Which one is Linus using? This is exactly what I need.

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Swype has this feature.
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Thanks, trying out these ones so far

Swiftkey
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Swiftkey is good. Personally I like CM keyboard as it is more lightweight, but less customizable.
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my google keyboard has the long ppress options. get like 6-7 characters to choose from. using a Asus Zenfone 2 if that matters
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Psykopathik wrote:
Apr 17th, 2016 10:45 pm
my google keyboard has the long ppress options. get like 6-7 characters to choose from. using a Asus Zenfone 2 if that matters
Me too.
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TruBrush wrote:
Apr 16th, 2016 4:03 pm
Which one is Linus using? This is exactly what I need.
Looks like swiftkey to me.

I still can't believe those idiots STILL haven't put in an option to remove the automatic space after a period though.
It's almost the perfect keyboard but that feature still annoys the crap out of me.
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Swiftkey is nice I just tried it but it doesn't have accents for the vowels :(
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Sure it does.
Like this?
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Yeah, that'd be one example. For 'e' there would be 3 é è ê ë. I get those with the built-in keyboard, but didn't get them with Swiftkey. My device is a Nexus One, does that matter?
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notfromqc wrote:
Apr 18th, 2016 4:11 pm
Swiftkey is nice I just tried it but it doesn't have accents for the vowels :(
I've been using Swype since forever before swiftkey even came out. It has the accent letters on long press.Try it and see if you like it

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