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Re: Pen-gesture keyboard for Hindi

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 14:15:53 +0900
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To: Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org>, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, www-multimodal@w3.org

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.

 >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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