[SHR] illume predictive keyboard is too slow

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Wed Jan 28 17:50:49 CET 2009

Olof Sjobergh wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Helge Hafting <helge.hafting at hist.no> wrote:
>> The obvious fix is to store the dictionary in such a format that
>> conversions won't be necessary. Not sure why utf16 is being used,
>> utf8 is more compact and  works so well for everything else in linux.
> Yes, the obvious fix is to change the dictionary format. However, it's
> not as simple as you might think.
> The dictionary today is stored in utf8, not utf16. But the dictionary
> lookup tries to match words not exactly the same as the input word,
> for example e should also match é, è and ë. To do this, every

I see. This is done to avoid needing a few extra keys for accents and 
umlauts? Won't that create problems for languages where two words differ 
only in accents?  In Norwegian, there are many such pairs. Examples:
for/fôr, tå/ta, dør/dor,...

Helge Hafting

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