[Bug] Android Gboard "Double-space period" broken

Platform

[ ] iOS
[x] Android

Obsidian Mobile version: v1.1.0


(I originally posted this yesterday, but deleted it as it was formatted poorly.)

The recent v1.1.0 release on Android broke a standard feature implemented in Android’s GBoard keyboard. This is a regression from the previous v1.0.5 version.

Steps to reproduce

  • Confirm GBoard’s “Text Correction → Double-space period” is enabled in it’s settings.
  • Type a word and tap space twice.

Expected result

  • The first space tap should add a space after the word
    • Foo | (pipe is cursor location)
  • The second space tap should insert a period (.) after the word, followed by a space
    • Foo. | (pipe is cursor location)

Actual result

  • :green_circle: The first space tap should add a space after the word
    • Foo | (pipe is cursor location)
  • :red_circle: The second space tap removes the space, leaving the cursor at the end of the word
    • Foo| (pipe is cursor location)

Environment

Operating system: Android 12, Pixel 3
Debug info:
SYSTEM INFO:
	Operating system: android 12 (Google Pixel 3)
	Login status: not logged in
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: Blue Topaz
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: off
	Plugins installed: 3
	Plugins enabled: 2
		1: Calendar
		2: Auto Link Title

RECOMMENDATIONS:
	Update installer: installer version too low, please download from https://obsidian.md/download and reinstall.
	Custom theme: for cosmetic issues, please first try updating your theme to latest. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the help vault or disable community theme and snippets.
	Community plugins: for bugs, please first try updating all your plugins to latest. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the help vault or disable community plugins.

Additional information

I tested this with my standard vault and a newly created vault. In the new vault, I tried the following to see if it had any affect (none did):

  • Turn off all plugins
  • Turn off all editing options
  • Tried Live editing and Source editing
  • Removed all hotkey bindings
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Might also be related to the GitHub issue in [Bug] 'long press back button to delete whole words' option in Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard does not work inside obsidian v1.1 - #2 by koala

Might be related to this issue.

Do you know how to turn this Microsoft feature off? Or do we have to wait for someone fixing the bug?

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Following the discussions on GitHub, it seems to be an upstream issue with the code editor package that’s being used. The Obsidian devs (I believe based on GH contributions) are discussing with those devs on the issue with GBoard & SwiftKey.

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Writing here to confirm this problem. Gboard works fine with any other app.

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+1 with this. Thanks for posting. I came here to do this.
This makes it very difficult to type.