prediction feature for the keyboard

Steve Mosher steve at
Sun Aug 31 23:23:54 CEST 2008

Raster and I talked about this a long while back when he and I were 
discussing dictionaries or his keyboard. He was of the opinion that the 
apple approach was patented, and that visiaully changing the size of 
letters would not pass legal muster.  I didnt check into it any further
And I dont think he did. But the idea of change the size of keys based 
on the "likeliness" of the next letter is something that would be cool 
to mock up.

Charles Pax wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Björn Martensen <bjoern.martensen at
>> wrote:
>> They make the area for the key which is likely to be pressed next bigger
>> while keeping the size of the graphics the same of course, but it's less
>> likely that you press an "r" when this letter is not common in words
>> after a certain letter, so they make the area which recognizes the
>> finger input as an "e" bigger and reduce the size for "r", "w" and so
>> on.
>  This seems like a good idea, but I'd like the opinion of a human interface
> expert.
> -Charles
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