[Illume/Raster/Keyboard] Propose for better user experience

Morten morten at lysgaard.no
Sat Feb 28 11:29:26 CET 2009

From: https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/2049
Another problem: If your dictionary have a word with capital letter, let's
say "Hello", it won't add the lower case version to the dictionary when you
enter it "hello"
This is really irritating because if you're unlucky, like me, some of your
most used words are only in the dictionary with capital letter, so you have
to type them perfectrly, press the "up-arrow" and select the word. This is
because it's not in the dictionary, even though I've typed it a thousand

NOTE: If you have the lower case version of the word in the dictonary, but
not the upper-case, the capital one "Hello" is added to the dictionary when
you type it. But not the other way around(!)

One fix would be to just fix this, but i suppose that the dictionary should
be case-agnostic.
So when you want to enter a word with a capital letter, you have to
explicitly tap the shift button.

I would also propose that you can touch a word in the buffer area, and do an
upstroke gesture to make the first letter in the word upper case.
Example: you write "david" all in lower case, then instead of just tapping
it, you press it and do an up-stroke, just like when changing keyboard. This
would be intepreted as "I want the first letter capital" and the input would
be "David"

If you want to write a word with abnormal chasing, like "aBnOrMaL" you would
have to use the "shift" button to specify the capital letters, but not when
you just want the first letter capital, then you could use the up-stroke

*Firstly this greatly reduces the entries in the dictionary, which again
leads to better performance.
*It removes duplicate words like "Hello" and "hello" in the buffer.
*I believe it would add even more usability to FSO/openmoko's absolutly best

 I just wanted to know how people think about this idea, would this better
the usability?
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