Yet another keypad idea
openmoko at blibbleblobble.co.uk
Sat Sep 8 15:01:23 CEST 2007
On Saturday 08 September 2007 13:44, Thomas Gstädtner wrote:
> Interesting concept, but I can't see an advantage to the standard numeric
> Maybe you can enlighten me? :)
Compared to the standard "444 for I, 7777 for S"-type of keypad, it's ease of
learning/remembering the keystrokes (based on visual shapes of the letters,
rather than arbitrarily splitting-up the alphabet). Maybe it's only me who
has difficulty remembering those without looking at the keypad.
Compared to predictive text input, it works with source-code, symbols, names,
bash commands etc., i.e. anything that's not prose text.
So for complex input, it might beat T9 because you don't need to change
keyboards every time you want a symbol or a number.
It also doesn't need a display like predictive text, since you don't need to
display and choose between alternate completions. (hence the possibility of a
completely transparent keyboard)
I'll try adding a characters-per-minute to the page (or someone else could --
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