Keypad for fingers, not stylus

Jim McDonald Jim at
Wed Oct 10 12:36:42 CEST 2007

Tommi Virtanen wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 08:57:22AM +0200, Openmoko wrote:
>> So far I've only implemented the very basics, e.g. to write a "c" three
>> pushed on one butten is required. I've also plans for implementing a
>> dictionary, e.g. T-9 or an alternative: the most common words appear based
>> on the already entered letters (if "ba" entered manually by pressing a
>> sequence such as (22,22,2) then the phone should propose for example
>> "banana").
> Do remember that T9 is patented, you'll need to make it different
> enought that it isn't derived from T9. I'd suggest starting with
> fresh ideas.

And also if you are making a dictionary system it would be great if it 
was standalone rather than integrated in to your own specific input 
system.  That way every other input system that is written can use it 
with little effort (and more importantly without writing their own).


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