Openmoko keyboard mockup
kimaidou at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 09:50:38 CET 2009
I am glad people (re-)start to talk about keyboards.
* Another great improvement compared to the iphone, illume, etc. ones, would
be to have a transparent keyboard, using the whole screen, but allowing to
see through it. Of course we need the transparency % to be changed by the
user. What about the technical feasibility of that ? Would it be possible ?
I thing for example about the Qwo keyboard (
http://www.opkg.org/package_84.html ) which would be very finger friendly in
full screen (like the other one)
* I don't get how the dictionnary (illume and qtopia) actually helps to
write some word. In mobile phones, on which you have only 9 numbers to type,
so 3 letters by number, the "T9" dictionnary was really helpfull, because it
showed a list of words possible with the combination of the letters entered.
I could actually write sms faster with only 9 keys than now with a complete
qwerty keyboard because the buttons were much bigger and I had only 9 button
to search among. Here with the FR, the "eyes and brain" must locate the
desired letter among much more and much smaller keys. And furthermore, I
don't see the point with the dictionnary. The dictionnary only shows words
with the same number of letters as the ones entered. So it does not provide
a way to easily choose a word (for example, when I type "for" it must show
"for", "forest", force", etc., but with the illume keyboard it only shows
"for" and other useless words like :"big", "fit", die", but", etc.--> not
very related to "for" ) People using OpenOffice Writer with the
autocompletion activated will understand what I am trying to explain with my
limited english skills..
My 2 cents :) , of course in a constructive way
2009/1/6 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com>
> On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:08:41 +0530 "Shashank Bharadwaj" <
> shanka.mns at gmail.com>
> > On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 10:47 AM, The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <
> > raster at rasterman.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, 06 Jan 2009 02:46:15 +0000 Jan Henkins <jan at henkins.za.net>
> > > babbled:
> > >
> > > > Hello there,
> > > >
> > > > Pascal d'Hermilly wrote:
> > > > > With 2008.12 release, a well working finger-friendly keyboard is
> > > > > most critical missing feature for me.
> > > > > I've made a mockup of a keyboard that I think would make things a
> > > > > easier to type.
> > > > > http://dhermilly.dk/pascal/openmoko/keyboard%20mockup.png
> > >
> > I think, the current Raster's Keyboard great for potrait mode. For
> > mode(i.e holding neo sideways) however, the keyboard does not utilize the
> > extra space. What we need is, imho, a keyboard that would increase in
> > to take up the extra space in this landscape mode. That way we'll be able
> > type even faster. If we could add that fuctionality to raster's keyboard,
> > then it'd be just great.
> that's a matter of just fixing the code to handle resizing appropriately.
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