[maemo-users] [maemo-users] anyone made a custom input method?

From: Joseph J. Strout joe at strout.net
Date: Thu Dec 1 20:08:06 EET 2005
Total newbie here, so please speak slowly and use small words.

I'd like to make (or somehow con someone else into making) a custom 
input method for the 770 based on HexInput 
<http://www.strout.net/info/ideas/hexinput.html>.  From what I've 
read in the archives, this ought to be possible.  But I'm a Mac 
developer, not a Linux one, and I'm pretty clueless about where to 

Has anyone here made a custom input method for the 770 yet?  Or know 
anyone who has?  Even a simple demo, like something that draws a box 
and enters "A" when you stroke to the left and "B" when you stroke to 
the right, would be all I need to get started.  Barring that, I'll 
take pointers to the relevant docs, or even vague words of 

I firmly believe that with the right approach and a little practice, 
text input on a pen-based device can be as fast as with a keyboard. 
But the virtual keyboard included by default with the 770 (and with 
all PDAs) isn't the right approach.  Help me fix that, and we'll have 
people using the 770 instead of their laptops for almost everything!

- Joe


Joseph J. Strout
joe at strout.net

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