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Ben F-W openmoko at flemingwilliams.co.uk
Thu Dec 14 18:51:44 CET 2006

Ben wrote:
> Of course, the advantage of OpenMoko is that we wouldn't have to 
> choose :-)
I think I'd phrase it a bit differently: the advantage to me of OpenMoko 
is that we *get* to choose, rather than the manufacturer choosing for us!

To drag the conversation back to text input briefly (downside of having 
been away is that I have to revive long-dead threads!), there's one 
suggestion I'd like to make to improve the dictionary function (as used 
for T9 and some of the alternatives).

Would it be useful to add 'temporary words' to the T9 dictionary, which 
would include, among other possibilities, (a) all names in the address 
book, and (b) all words in the text/email to which I am replying.

Use case: Say I've received a text from a friend along the lines of "You 
coming to Borat tonight?" And I want to reply with "Been meaning to see 
Borat: have you asked Bertie and Aesop?" Borat, Bertie and Aesop are all 
words which aren't in my phone's dictionary, so I have to type them in 
manually - but Borat is in the text I'm replying to, and the other two 
are in my address book. Adding them to a 'temporary' extra dictionary 
would make my life a lot easier.

This might already have been done in some phones - it seems obvious 
enough to me that I'm surprised it hasn't been done in mine.



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