Dual touch display

Marcel tanuva at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 15 15:02:46 CET 2009

Am Thursday 15 January 2009 00:30:13 schrieb Fielder George Dowding:
> Hi,
> This looks good. I wonder about the openness of the hardware as well
> as the drivers. I don't have any experience with the iPhone type
> screen input, but I have had a Palm Z22 for two or three years now.
> Its claim to fame is the "Graffiti" stylus entry feature. I can enter
> the usual English alphanumeric characters including common punctuation
> marks by fairly simple strokes. Entering additional characters (and
> punctuation) requires a two step process. There is a special area,
> about the bottom quarter of the screen which accepts only these
> strokes.
> It would be great to have the functionality of the dual touch / multi
> torch input in an open development environment.
> Cheerio!

Now that you bring it up, I'm wondering why we don't have such an input method 
yet. It would not need more space than the illume kb we have but would be (at 
least for human languages I think) much more intuitive than a finger kb with 
usable, but fairly small buttons.
Is handwriting recognition (fairly simple shapes, one could stick to block 
letters) hard to do?


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