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Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2015-03-10, 19:08
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Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

OK. Actually I believe that also for all the languages that I listed (except English), the use of the English + Spanish + Portuguese + Catalan layout would be limited mainly to ad-hoc needs: it is...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2015-03-10, 15:36
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Thanks, malkavian. You changes are welcome improvements.
While this layout already works as a good "Pan-American" keyboard variant (English + Spanish + Portuguese + French + Italian), it works also...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2015-03-06, 20:50
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

To make the "Masculine ordinal indicator" confuse less with "superscrift o" and Degree Sign, and to make the "Feminine Ordinal Indicator" confuse less with "Superscript a", please use a suitable...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2015-03-06, 20:28
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

I will later check and comment this layout. But please make this minor change:
Change the accent above the F label to the genuine accent acute symbol: . It has the unicode 00B4 (and at least on...
Forum: The Other Half 2015-01-20, 16:58
Replies: 23
Views: 15,604
Posted By Egon
Re: TOHKBD Layouts

Yes, I like it. Some questions, however:
(1) Where is now (accent agute)?
(2) It looks that even on the original English Qwerty the ' (apopstrophe) is on the S key. Too impractical? I suppose...
Forum: The Other Half 2015-01-19, 20:41
Replies: 23
Views: 15,604
Posted By Egon
Re: TOHKBD Layouts

Yes, with your keyboard you can write Spanish texts. And fhere is the character which is frequently used by Portuguese, Catalan and French.

But for Catalan, you'd need the ` (accent grave)...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2015-01-19, 16:50
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard.. bi- and trilingual variants

Your design of a bilingual Qwerty layout makes sense. It adds Spanish to the Qwerty, but does not make it any worse for English texts. Such a qwerty variant would be ideal for North America, for...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2015-01-18, 18:41
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Your suggestion looks good. I would, however, make the keyboard even more compatible with the standard layout by moving the , (comma), . (period) and - (hyphen) keys immediately to the right-hand...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2015-01-18, 18:19
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Yes, indeed. For a more compatible layuout with the Scandinavian standard Qwerty layouts, the , (comma) and . (period) and - (hyphen) keys should be immediately on the right-hand side of the M key,...
Forum: General 2015-01-17, 12:53
Replies: 5
Views: 5,508
Posted By Egon
Re: Full HW QWERTY in very small size: TextBlade

Thank you for your comments. Each of them has a point.
I see the TextBlade keyboard as an interesting innovation which enhances the use of mobile text entry, which can be categorized like this, for...
Forum: General 2015-01-16, 19:53
Replies: 5
Views: 5,508
Posted By Egon
Full HW QWERTY in very small size: TextBlade

Will WayTools' TextBlade make full-size Qwerty keyboards obsolete in mobile use? See this introduction: https://waytools.com/products/textblade/1/trailer

Will part of Jolla users switch to...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2014-01-15, 23:25
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration --sacrifice camera for bigger keyboard??

I wonder why are you so afraid of a hole on the keyboard. For example, if you used this kind of keyboard layout (but with less empty space at its left and right ends), there could be a hole in the...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2014-01-14, 18:28
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

No, I don't like it: asymmetric, and too few keys for serious language localizing.
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-29, 11:08
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Yes, the key-clicking action is important, but so is the shape of the keys. For optimum text entry, one of the most important features is: you should feel with your fingertips where are the key tops...
Forum: The Other Half 2013-10-26, 20:32
Replies: 802
Views: 337,781
Posted By Egon
Re: Building OtherHalf keyboard prototype

Although I have not followed this discussion about the OH keyboard, I got interested i the "LCD OH".
- What does an lcd OH comprise? Is there a 16-column / 4-row keyboard? (a virtual one?). What...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-22, 21:04
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Hi, have you seen this: http://jollatides.com/2013/08/21/jolla-slight-changes-to-hardware/
AFAIK, the "new design" is still the latest. This was reminded also in the comment of...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-22, 10:08
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

In a another comment I reminded about the same fact; the keyboard cannot slide out more than 70%... If you drop the phone, the strain would be really powerful and might break the sliding rails or...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-22, 09:13
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Do you mean that the hole thru which you shoot video or photos while keeping the keyboard closed, becomes visible if you slide out the keyboard more than about 45%?
I see no problem here. Please...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-22, 06:50
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Would you mind if on the keyboard there were four arow keys, and a trackpad on its rear (in the middle)?

Trackpad can be used with the middle finger of either hand
Trackpad consumes minimum...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-21, 15:05
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Good idea! Perhaps the trackball or another pointing device on the reverse side of the keyboard OH can be built in its upper part, which remains behind the phone when you slide the keyboard out...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-21, 14:45
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

Yes, the design of keyboard could be made easier by putting the pointing device (5-way or 9-way rocker, trackball or perhaps even the 4 arrow keys) on the LEFT end of the keyboard. Such a solution...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-21, 10:13
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

If you mean those alternaties which are shown in the 2nd and 3rd picture, yes, at least in theory they could be provided as alternatives. Techically it is easy to add the English variant of the...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-20, 21:09
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Qwerty and Azerty 4 x 12 HWKB / ... design and configuration

I believe that no exact rule about the key sizes can be defined. Actually, it is not the exact size, but the shape and tactical feel (the "click" of the keys, etc) which matter most for keyboards on...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-20, 19:59
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

That "fan art" sample is just another "English only" keyboard: too few keys are available for decent language-localizing. Yes, some attention has been paid to details, but not enough to make it...
Forum: Jolla1 & TOH 2013-10-20, 18:37
Replies: 200
Views: 81,741
Posted By Egon
Re: Ideal keyboard design and configuration

You stefanmohl are absolutely right about the size: the modifier and Enter keys do not need to be any larger than the letter keys, if also those keys have a spherical shape which is outbowing enough....
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