Keypad for fingers, not stylus
michael.bowerman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 15:20:32 CEST 2007
It might be worth reusing/reimplementing SCIM or other multilingual
dictionary system (http://www.jw-stumpel.nl/stestu.html) instead of T9. I
have used SCIM with Gnome on Ubuntu Linux to convert pinyin to mandarin. I
think SCIM also plays nice with X, and I assume it would not be too
difficult to make it convert "number-speak" to English. So, the hardest
part would probably be building the dictionary, and getting the whole thing
to build and fit on the phone.
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> From: Openmoko <openmoko at mikl.dk>
> To: community at lists.openmoko.org
> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:17:13 +0200
> Subject: Re: Keypad for fingers, not stylus
> 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"
> >>> 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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