From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2003 - 01:40:49 EDT
An IME is an input method that is useful for abstracting the entry of 10,000
to 40,000 or more characters in a small interface (20,000-key keyboards are
generally considered to be inefficient).
But an IME causes data entry of non-CJK text to be slower then a keyboard
that covers the same information.
When one is calling it "overkill" it is not only in relation to development
effort to create the IME, it is n the amount of extra work it would require
to actually use it, for no actual, measureable gain.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John M. Fiscella" <email@example.com>
To: "Benson Margulies" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "John M. Fiscella" <email@example.com>; <Bob_Hallissy@sil.org>;
"Chris Pratley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Thomas Milo"
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Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 10:24 PM
Subject: RE: [OT] multilingual support in MS products (was Re: Kurdish
> Message text written by "Benson Margulies"
> >We could build you an IME for Dutch, just like we built one for Arabic.
> Overkill, but, then again, much of this recent thread about Klingon
> qualifies as such.
> Isn't there a 3rd party "IME kit" that has been available for the past 2
> years that (I know) works with Windows?
> John F.
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