Openmoko Bug #1778: keyboard on 2008.8 is almost unusable

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Sun Aug 10 11:33:40 CEST 2008

#1778: keyboard on 2008.8 is almost unusable
 Reporter:  billk     |        Owner:  zecke     
     Type:  defect    |       Status:  new       
 Priority:  highest   |    Milestone:  OM-2008.8 
Component:  Qtopia    |      Version:  OM-2008.08
 Severity:  major     |   Resolution:            
 Keywords:  keyboard  |     Blocking:            
Blockedby:            |  

Comment(by zecke):

 Replying to [ticket:1778 billk]:
 > This keyboard is extremely frustrating to use for simple tasks like
 typing in a terminal, making notes or any text work.
 > Can you please provide one or more of:
 > 1. the ability to turn off predictive text (doesnt well work anyway)

 Well, press and hold, select the char you want. Exact input is possible.
 We have five "boards" in the keyboard. If you miss any character one can
 add a "geek" board. Also install a word book of your language to get
 prediction for that. Test the prediction with english text, it is pretty

 > 3. a full qwerty keyboard (a usable one like that in the FSO, or the
 matchbox one.)

 It does not fit on the screen and will not be usable with a finger/thumb.
 We want to have a keyboard that is usable with a thumb. I can write german
 SMS during a taxi drive with the current keyboard, I couldn't do this with
 the old one.

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