[QT*] unpredictive keyboard

Warren Baird photogeekmtl at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 16:48:37 CEST 2009

This is great - and might be what's needed to convince me to move from my
now-ancient QTE 4.4.3  to the latest and greatest!

Thanks to everyone for all the hard work on this - it's clear that Nokia
desupporting QTE was the best thing that could happen to the FR.


On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 4:39 AM, Franky Van Liedekerke
<liedekef at telenet.be>wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:22 PM, leonardo at lilik.it <leonardo at lilik.it>
> wrote:
> >>> I've already build a new image with this (not online yet, since I'm
> >>> setting it up on a new space). A visual hint for prediciveness would
> >>> be nice, but I leave that up to you :-)
> >>
> >> btw, I also added code for a backspace key. I *know* that you can slide
> >> to the left for backspace, but if you want to delete an entire
> >> sentence (or just 10 letters), this becomes ridiculous. Therefore: the
> >> backspace key is to be found in the same group as the return key.
> >> I've updated the current image with it.
> >
> > you can select the text you want to cancel and leftslide, but it's very
> > unconfortable.
> true, even more because there's no visual feedback for selection (I
> think, or I never succeeded into selecting naything yet)
> >> Now just some buttons to quickly go from letters to ciphers and to the
> >> sentence-characters (".","?", etc...). Instead of always needing to
> >> slide up and down ... There's place for at least 3 extra signs on the
> >> letters screen, I would use them for "uppercase" (and in the uppercase
> >> version: "lowercase"), "numbers" and "sentence-characters". This would
> >> work more reliable and quicker than the basic sliding ...
> >
> > we could use the other three diagonals. I think it's better then filling
> > the keyboard with more buttons, or it will end up like matchbox keyboard.
> I understand the concern, but when you type in a sentence (or multiple
> sentences) and you need punctuation characters, you're gonna need a
> lot of sliding ... so I would bring the most used keyboards under 3
> buttons as well. I'll try it, and if it clutters too much, I'll remove
> it again. I can always leave the code in, and just disable it in the
> layout.conf file ...
> For the buttons, any suggestions? I can take any html code ... see
> http://cityofstrife.net/hexcodes.html. For uppercase/lowercase, I'll
> use an "fat arrow" up/down (x21E7 and x21E9), but what to use for
> letter symbol, special char symbol and cipher symbol?
> In the letters keyboards, I'll add: up/down, special char, ciphers
> In the special char  keyboard, I'll add: letters (lowercase), ciphers
> In the ciphers keyboard, I'll add: letters (lowercase), special chars
> Franky
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