Finger Friendly on screen keyboard
metalx2000 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 01:22:28 CET 2009
A while back I made a finger friendly keyboard for the Freerunner,
I tried to make it as finger friendly as possible and use as much screen
space for buttons.
but since I was using xte to send the keys to applications it didn't work
Openmoko OS (I was using Debian and Hackable1)
But, I found a python script called pykey that uses python-xlib to send
to install it first intsall python-xlib:
then download and un-tar this to your root directory
This should put an icon on your desktop, which is not the best way to run
There is a script in the tar file call "ko-aux"
if you run "ko-aux" it will start the keyboard up when you press the AUX
button on your phone.
It's hard to describe my keyboard but I'll give it a try
The keyboard is a 12 button keypad.
Each character takes 2 keypresses.
instead of the normal keypad like on your cellphone where you have to press
each key 3 or 4 time
to type one letter and then you end up passing the letter you want and have
to hit the key 3 or 4 more times
and you have to wait if 2 letter you want are on the same button.
This keypad will change all 12 keys to the characters on the button you
there is a Space button on each key
and if you hit the wrong key there is a blank button next to the space key
to back out.
keys are sent to a temp line before you add them to the final line (but any
thing in the temp line when sending keys will be add)
1) backspace button
2) create list for drop combo box of last 25 or 50 things typed
3) make the sending of keys a little more efficient
I would really love some feed back
It's still a little ruff around the edges
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