Alternative input, like Dasher
paul at bohme.org
Wed Jan 17 17:04:27 CET 2007
Derek Pressnall wrote:
> One of my favorite alternative inputs is a system callec QuickWriting
> (I've also seen it called qwikscript, qwikscroll, etc). The concept
> is that you have the alphabet aranged in groups along a circle, where
> the circle is divided into eight sections. Each section contains 5
> characters. To select a character, you drag the stylus from the
> center of the circle into the appropriate section, then either go back
> to the center, or enter an adjacent section(s) then go back to the
> center. The section(s) you enter and leave determine the character
> Once you get used to it (after about a week or so) you start to
> develope a "flow" for certain words and you can end up with a fairly
> quick input speed (faster than on-screen keyboard). One
> implimentation is called QwikScript for Qtopia, but I haven't seen
> this done for GTK yet. Check it out on qwikscript.sourceforge.net.
I did an implementation of this for the Agenda VR3 some years ago. Is
one of the things that I was thinking of pulling in, as it is far
preferable (imho) to an on-screen keyboard. It uses some FLTK-based
libs, should be a pretty straight recompile with some adjustments for
the vastly higher resolution of the device vs. the Agenda.
http://agtoys.sourceforge.net/ has the existing project.
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