[maemo-developers] Wishlist (was:Re: N800 and USB host mode)

From: Tuukka Tolvanen tuukka.tolvanen at gmail.com
Date: Wed Mar 7 13:16:25 EET 2007
On 3/7/07, Florent de Dinechin <Florent.de.Dinechin at ens-lyon.fr> wrote:

> Wish #1:
> Extend the current "drag-to-shift" paradigm on the virtual keyboard to 8
> directions. Use these to implement accents for accented languages (e+NE
> for é, e+NW for è, c+SW for ç, etc), and to remove the need for shifting
> in general. Show the shifted letters in very small colored font in the
> corners of the keys.

That could get a bit crowded on the small vkb -- how about showing the
available tap&drag variants for a key on tap&drag (tap&hold repeats so
it would make a weird trigger), using a larger area? What about
capital accented letters such as É?

> Possibly implement more complex gestures (e + NE then SE for ê, for
> example, or tilde, etc).
> Rationale: French (but also Polish, Spanish and other) has a lot of
> accents and current input method is a pain. Proposed change should be
> simple to implement, considering that 4 directions are already there.
> Showing the shifted characters when they are not obvious (i.e. for the
> symbol keys, not for the letters) will benefit everybody, not only the
> French :)


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