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Re: Pen-gesture keyboard for Hindi

From: Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 08:58:51 -0700
Message-ID: <443D23BB.5040808@icu-project.org>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
CC: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org, www-multimodal@w3.org

Right, but nobody ever used a 1000 key keyboard for Hindi, so the "news" 
about it replacing the need for it is a red herring.

Mark

Martin Duerst wrote:
>
> At 02:17 06/04/12, Mark Davis wrote:
> >
> >It looks very overblown to me; saw a news report about "a process 
> that would require up to 1,000 keys using a traditional keyboard" 
> which is bizarre for Indic.
>
> That range of number suggests that they are thinking about Hindi
> in terms of syllables, treating each grapheme cluster as a unit.
> In practice, there are about 1000-3000 such clusters in practical use.
>
> But this is just a guess.
>
> Regards,   Martin.
>
>
> >Mark
> >
> >Chris Lilley wrote:
> >> Hello ,
> >>
> >> I thought this might be interesting, partly for the I18n aspect and 
> partly for the pen-based, gesture modality of text entry.
> >>
> >>  
> http://www.engadget.com/2006/04/07/hp-provides-deets-on-gesture-keyboard/
> >> 
> http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/17/hp-indias-gesture-keyboard-for-pen-entry/ 
>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
>
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