ormsbee at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 06:49:43 CET 2006
> > http://dave.hereticmonkey.com/musings/phone_keyboard.html
> > Just my two cent idea. Criticisms/improvements are certainly welcome.
> Did you thought about languages other then English?
> What about national chars?
> Switching languages during write?
Thanks for taking a look at it. :-)
I haven't really considered other languages for the simple reason that
I know very little about them. The only other language I use is
Korean, and that's so totally different from English that the entire
layout has to be rethought for it.
I just looked up the Polish alphabet and it looks like Latin + some
diatrics. At a glance, I could make it so that this keyboard layout
could accomodate the diatric symbols (maybe give a different diatric
for whichever way you slide your finger off the key). But I don't
know anything about letter frequency, when capitalization occurs, what
letter combinations are most common, etc. I don't even think I've got
it nailed down for English yet.
I'm guessing that making a Polish keyboard that doesn't suck will
require someone who's proficient in Polish. Switching to a Polish
keyboard layout (or any other layout) would be done either with
hardware keys, or an onscreen button...
Which actually brings up a question of mine. I did a fair amount of
programming for the Palm OS, but almost nothing beyond trivial
examples for GTK. Is there some common framework/API that OpenMoko
will be using to accomodate various text input modes?
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