"Predictive" keyboard not actually predictive?

Neil Jerram neiljerram at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 14 12:07:52 CEST 2008

Hello everyone, this is my first openmoko email, so please be gentle!

It seems clear to me that the so-called "predictive" keyboard is not
actually predictive at all; it is actually "fuzzy", in terms of how it
maps your stylus or finger position to a set of possible intended

In particular, surely this text in the wiki -

"The word recognition will try to guess the next inputs and displays
the word it thinks you want to write."

- is just nonsense, isn't it?  I've never seen it guess at any letters
beyond those that I've already pressed.

I'm ready to register and update the wiki to say something closer to
reality - but I just want to check first that I'm not missing or
misunderstanding something.


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