Openmoko Bug #1864: Keyboard needs to have a non-predictive mode

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Wed Aug 27 10:22:37 CEST 2008

#1864: Keyboard needs to have a non-predictive mode
    Reporter:  iknowjoseph                   |        Owner:  openmoko-devel
        Type:  defect                        |       Status:  closed        
    Priority:  normal                        |    Milestone:                
   Component:  unknown                       |      Version:  Om2008.8      
    Severity:  normal                        |   Resolution:  duplicate     
    Keywords:  2008.8, keyboard, predictive  |    Blockedby:                
Reproducible:  always                        |     Blocking:                

Comment(by Yorick):

 Replying to [comment:15 zecke]:

 >Now the question is if you don't only switch mode based on the input hint
 but on user choice. How would that happen? With the current plan you would
 go to exposure and switch the keyboard to a none predictive one. Would
 that help you? Effectively we would just have a non predictive version of
 the predictive keyboard and you could pick that. I would not know where to
 configure the predictive keyboard to dynamically enable/disable
 > Depending on how often "sometimes" is the route through exposure might
 be okay, it might not. Comments?

 On every phone I know it is possible to turn it of during use. There
 should be a button to enable or disable it withouth having to go to
 exposure. If this is not feasable in the short run, even having to set it
 in exposure will make it A LOT more useful (most people will turn it of
 the first time they boot and keep it of I think...).

 > You can install qtopia-phone-x11-words and add your words to the
 I didn't know this, thank you!

 But I keep asking myself: what do you find wrong with Rasters keyboard? It
 has every functionality the standard 2008.8 has AND MORE.
 Only problem is that the full-qwerty sometimes gets beaten by the standard
 one and we need to reboot, but even then we are not worse of then with the
 standard keyboard.

 Do you use the FreeRunner as your daily phone zecke? Have you tried
 playing in the terminal? Surely you must have felt the same frustration as
 everyone else in that case. Because I quite frankly can't remember anyone
 EVER saying he found this keyboard useful and practical. I have however
 heard tens of people complain and even say that this is the reason they
 delete 2008.8...
 The keyboard has its uses, but it's not enough (in the state it is).

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