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    Roll your own keyboard

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    https://twitter.com/arturo182/status/12 … 2073296896

    Above seems this chap has made himself a proof of concept.

    I mean what a dumb idea creating a Qwerty keyboard...

    But, I know there are hackers on here, that may delight in something like this.

    Get designing!  And don't forget to use Dvorak: the one true layout.

    Last edited by pinkyache (27-Jan-2020 12:08:00)

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    pinkyache said:

    And don't forget to use Dvorak: the one true layout.

    Surely, you meant to say the heavenly Panacaea, the sovereign Guiacum of layouts?!

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    Lack of stagger is good, but the buttons look very small. In the example picture, he is typing on it with his thumbs, which would seem to defeat the point if the aim is to make it faster/easier?

    Last edited by stevep99 (27-Jan-2020 15:12:03)

    Using Colemak Mod-DH with some additional ergonomic keyboard mods.

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    I think it looks pretty hopeless. Trying to type on that with your fingers will make your hands very cramped I think? And on a small device you can use sliding to its full potential which I think will beat a bunch of teeny tiny buttons. But I may be wrong.

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    (LOL Dreymar.)

    I thought that, when seeing it, but was impressed that such a thing was possible for a mere mortal!  And it might inspire others to try something different.

    Too many buttons for my liking.

    In a perfect world one thumb stick would do all!  I've just got to work out the implementation...  Perhaps I should revisit Dasher.

    A touch screen / touchpad below the screen might be interesting.  But that's not far from a phablet.  The software layer/UI is still the tricky piece of the puzzle.

    Has anyone persevered with finger sliding inputs on touchscreen.  What's your mileage?

    I now have an Android phone, but don't much enjoy text input, but cope as and when needed.

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    I persevere with the tap-n-slide MessagEase keyboard, and my best test speeds are upwards of 60 WPM now without any word prediction. That's not shabby on a phone. Not to mention the power of that input method: Being able to compose a plethora of glyphs as well as having arrow navigation, whole word backwards/forwards deletion, a tabulator etc.

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    Fair dinkum Dreymar.

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    First effort at using this forum on Android, and with a bluetooth keyboard, with Dvorak no less!

    Didn't hit 60wpm on the first test that I tried, and using Android on a keyboard may get some getting used to.

    So I'm mightily impressed with your speed @dreymar on a touch device.

    As for trying to set my layout and not have the touch keyboard interfere, it was a little bit of a pig in a poke.

    Just need to find a no-frills non-spyware ridden text editor now.

    Note: this site isn't that mobile friendly.

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    Well, if my 60 WPM impresses you then how about 111 WPM without word prediction?  (ʘ言ʘ╬)

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    DreymaR said:

    Well, if my 60 WPM impresses you then how about 111 WPM without word prediction?  (ʘ言ʘ╬)

    http://www.exideas.com/ME/meetOurChamp. … rppA1SucCc

    Gorgeous.  A fistful of datas.

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