From: Neil Harris (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 10:55:53 CDT
Hans Aberg wrote:
> Are Unicode keyboard input methods discussed on this list? The fastest
> method for a large character set (like Chinese), is supposedly that
> one types some identifier of the character, and the computer
> successively shows the possible matches. When one sees the right
> character appear, one selects it.
> Such an input method might relate to the discussion here about the
> correctness of character names. A Unicode keyboard input method, for
> standard keyboards, might be as follows:
> - First one hits the button, indicating that a new Unicode character
> is to be input.
> - One then types metacharacters A-Z plus space on the keyboard, and
> the computer displays possible character name completions, possibly
> with some other identifiers, such as a number or the Unicode character
> - When there is only one match, one hits "enter"; alternatively, one
> types the displayed number, and hits "enter".
> I think it is interesting to think about the method above, because it
> then becomes practically important to get character names and aliases
> correct. The method might also be refined, so that one can type say
> the name of a script, and get that implemented onto the keyboard. This
> would then admit quick script changes, without having to specially
> adapt the keyboard.
You will probably have to find a name with a safer acronym, though.
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