Keypad for fingers, not stylus

Openmoko openmoko at
Wed Oct 10 13:17:13 CEST 2007


Regarding T9 - I know it's a problematic area, but I'll try to figure
something out - and that solution is hopefully not patented :-).

The modularization of an eventually dictionary is a good suggestion,
although it depends on quite a lot, e.g. word-lists, data structures with
words and so on. I won't promise anything here in the beginning, but I'll
certainly keep such architectural considerations in mind.


Jim McDonald skrev:
> 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).
> Cheers,
> Jim.
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