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Why mobile text input is hard
Mobile text input requires easy copy'n'paste interaction, reliable cursor positioning and the ability to edit (or fix) previously written text. For Asian markets, computer-assisted input of composed characters is of paramount importance. A virtual keyboard alone cannot solve that. For input methods to work, sophisticated platform and toolkit integration is required.
The current general-purpose APIs that come with their respective input method modules in UI toolkits such as GTK+ and Qt are not sufficiently equipped for these tasks. Although the situation within the toolkits is slowly improving, Maliit - a flexible and cross-platform input method framework - can further narrow this functionality gap.
This talk will analyze problems of mobile text input and show how they were solved on Nokia's N9.
Next (up to 3) talks in the same room (Lameere):
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