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Summary

Ship Kubuntu with a virtual keyboard application.

Rationale

Kubuntu needs to focus on accessibility and usability. A virtual keyboard is essential part of that plan.

Use Cases

Joe has a handicap or disease and want to use the computer. He might need a virtual keyboard.

Steve's keyboard just died, he can use a virtual keyboard as temporary replacement.

Jonathan Riddell's keyboard doesn't work properly with Feisty, he can use a virtual keyboard waiting for a fix

Matthias forgot which key he needs to press for the special character in his daughter's name. He uses the virtual keyboard to find it.

Scope

Kvkbd package in main.

kubuntu-default-settings package and usability profile settings.

Design

Package kvkbd, get it reviewed and into main, so that we can ship with it. We also needed to contact upstream for a few improvements and suggestions: being able to resize the window, being able to define macros, have layers for numpad and a possible one button based key selection.

We are also concerned about suggesting another name for the app, as the current one is not trivial to remember and pronounce.

Tweak kubuntu-default-settings to add kvkbd integrated to the accessibility profile for low minor-motor-difficulties.

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