I was thinking..
and well on most mobile devices there isn't a ` button.. which makes using colour codes difficult... is there a way to get maybe a ` button added on by the chat boxes on those two skins to make it easier for people to rp with their chosen colours without having to copy/paste the `?
It'd be tricky...
What sort of device and keyboard do you use? Can you not remap a long-press to the ` key?
That's the thing..
it's been a common complaint from people I've rp'd with that have a i'pad that their using, and has been one of the reasons I decided against getting myself a tablet myself.. mainly because I know one of the main things I'd want to use it for is the Island and when I was testing a tablet about to buy it.. I confirmed it didn't have the `.. is there a way to remap it with the tablets? I am a bit behind the times with their technology.. but if so I'd likely factor that in the next time I'm in a position to maybe get one.
I just thought I'd suggest it because I have heard the complaint a few times.. and with the talk of the ad skin the thought came to me that maybe there was a way to solve the trouble of that...
Perhaps CMJ could temporarily change the Mobile skin colour key to a backslash? It seems to me that it would be the most elegant button to use, and generally, I don't see many people using it that often. It's more a temporary solution though, if it's even possible.
The logic that renders the page is a really long way away from the code that accepts your input. This is a much bigger job than it might seem... but there might be a way. I'll have a proper look when I get back.
iPads and iPhones do have a ` key, you must hold your finger on the ' key and it will come up as an option, as if putting an accent over an n!
This was an issue that frustrated me for a while, too, but now I rp on my iPad quite a lot! The process of adding a ` by holding only takes a few seconds longer, and is perhaps as tedious as adding a number or a regular quotation mark.
I do not know if this applies to i-devices that are not running iOS 4 or higher, though.
Blackberrys have the key as well, in the symbol menu.
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