YAIKT - Yet Another Illume Keyboard Thread

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Feb 2 12:19:06 CET 2009

Michael Zanetti wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm using the illume keyboard on my OM2008.12 powered Freerunner. I have 
> created my own keyboard layouts that perfectly fit to my needs:
> 1. qwerty without any special characters - Finger friendly


> 2. Numbers and most special chars - Finger friendly
> 3. Full-featured notebook-like with all the crap you never need - Stylus 
> friendly

you can take this one as inspiration
the characters with diacritics are optimised for dutch language
according to character histograms but it is perfect for stylus ful
feature work.

> When using my FR as on the go, I constantly need the first two layouts. And I 
> have to switch quite often beween them but I never use the third one.
> When I'm at home and fiddle around with lots of terminals and stuff like that, 
> it happens that I need the third layout. But then, I have a stylus.
> The problem now is, that when I'm writing a message using my thumb and switch 
> between the different layouts I need to slide the keyboard up once to switch 
> from the qwerty layout to the numbers but I have to slide up twice to get back 
> to the qwerty one. This is because I have to hop over the full-featured layout 
> that I cannot use with my fingers.
> The idea is this:
> It would be great to be able to define if a layout should be addressed when 
> sliding the finger up. This way, only the finger-friendly keyboards would be 
> visible when using the FR only with your fingers. When using a stylus one could 
> still open the terminal-keyboard using the menu on the upper right of the 
> keyboard.
> This could be done by defining a property in the keyboard file just like for 
> example the property for enabling/disabling the dictionary.
> IMHO this is not the ultra-mind-blowing idea, but would be a little step 
> closer to the worlds best on-screen-keyboard.
> What do you think?
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