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Fwd: [ime-api]Add Some Background about Chinese Input Methods in a Mobile Platform

From: Xiaoqian Cindy Wu <xiaoqian@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:33:07 +0800
Message-ID: <52BBCDA3.6070303@w3.org>
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-------- 原始消息 --------
主题: 	[ime-api]Add Some Background about Chinese Input Methods in a
Mobile Platform
日期: 	Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:38:19 +0000
发件人: 	ZhangGuanQun(桌面事业部) <guanqunzhang@sogou-inc.com>
收件人: 	public-webapps@w3.org <public-webapps@w3.org>, kochi@google.com
抄送: 	ZhangGuanQun(桌面事业部) <guanqunzhang@sogou-inc.com>,
"xiaoqian@w3.org" <xiaoqian@w3.org>

Hi, all.

Here's some suggestions about the background part of the spec.

1. In section 2.1.3, the spec mentions the layout of the input method in
mobile phone or tablet platforms very briefly, and takes the English
keyboard or Japanese keyboard as an example. Is it possible that we say
some more about composer into this part?
fig1 Pinyin Keyboard

fig2 Bihua Keyboard

I think it's very important to tell the difference between Phonetic
Composer and Radical Composer in mobile platforms, given the fact that
we also have phonetic keyboards(e.g., Pinyin keyboards) and radical
keyboards there. In Fig1, "pinyin" keyboards use Phonetic Composer, and
Fig2, we can see that radical keyboards should use Radical Composer.

2. I hope the T9 Keyboard(Fig3), which is very popular among Chinese
input method producer, could be added to section 2.1.3. In addition, I
think handwriting keyboards(fig4) should be put into this section as
well since it has a large population of users in mobile devices compared
to PC.
fig3 Pinyin T9 Keyboard

fig4 Handwriting Keyboard

3. In section 2.2, we can find the concept of selected clause. I would
like to say some more about this if you don't mind. T9 keyboards are
widely used because the screens of mobile devices have limited
space[e.g., ios7], and we should notice the problem of duplicate
characters here. For example, the candidate character "米" and "你" are
input by the same code "64". That's why we provide a clause-select
window to help the users to select the clause for converter. The red
zone of Fig5 shows a clause-select window.

fig5 Clause-select window

Best Regards,
GuanQun Zhang
Desktop Input Method Department
Sogou Inc.
China P.R.

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