Alternative input, like Dasher

Ulrik Rasmussen openmoko at
Sat Jan 20 01:56:43 CET 2007

20 words? That's actually a pretty acceptable speed I think. I can achieve 
about 30 words per minute on a regular cell phone, so I can imagine it will 
be possible to get there with quickscript or similar, through practice.

I've been playing a little with an idea I had, so I tried putting something 
together in javascript and php, to see what it would feel like. I believe an 
approach like this would result in some nice speeds too, after some practice: .


Derek Pressnall wrote:
> Quoting Ulrik Rasmussen:
> > Do you know how many words/characters per minute it is possible to 
> I ran some tests a while ago, using the Zaurus version of quikscript,
> here's what I posted to a zaurus forum at the time (based on my
> personal results):
> : 1) Handwriting recognition: barely 5 - 7 words a minute, due to
> recognition inacuracies
> : 2) On-screen keyboard: about 15 - 20 words a minute
> : 3) Quickscript: Just achieved 20 words a minute, and still improving
> : 4) Hardware keyboard: 30 - 35 words a minute
> : 5) Normal computer keyboard: 85 - 100 words a minute.
> This was after using quikscript for about a couple weeks or so, and
> entering some standard typing speed tests (i.e., "the quick brown fox
> jumps over the lazy yellow dog").  I would expect quikscript to end up
> closer to 30 - 40 words a minute with continued practice (however I
> don't take notes too often on a pda anymore).

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