Keyboard Changes



  • Keyboard suggestions:

    Love the UI, but the keyboard size and prediction is problematic.

    Suggest removing hunspell from auto-correcting output, and letting (if possible) Presage kick out the word prediction instead, regardless of spelling correctly. Hunspell gets the word wrong 70% of the time--it's not great for the ambiguity of the touch keyboard.

    For some reason, text2ngram doesn't seem to be part of the ubports build of presage? Ammending the English database with a few more complex English texts from Project Gutenberg which are somewhat modern (more Oscar Wilde, some longer Jack London, H. G. Welles "War of the Worlds", and for idioms the King James Bible [lots of English phrases and expressions stem from this text]) will aid immensely in more accurate contextual text prediction.

    Cheers!



  • @lukas_wolfskin I was thinking that the suggestions line is, in reality, functioning as a space bar. So I'd been wondering why there's a need for the space bar?



  • The Text prediction can support spanish writers also? Right now the keyboard is a nightmare (I like and respect english authors/books but my primary language is spanish)



  • True, but not only the predictions are counterintuitive, the size of the predictions also is an issue.
    I think the size should be bigger and font changed, If this limits the current visible predictions to 3-4 words shouldn't be an issue as it will help those with sight issues.



  • @Lukas_Wolfskin

    Agreed that the keyboard can use some improvements... (This is true, IMO, of most touchscreen keyboards). Don't know about predictive text... I don't use it on any device. :(

    One thing I've always wanted on a touch screen is a way to move the cursor one character at a time for correcting typos, the way you can with the arrow keys on a traditional keyboard. One idea that came to me would be a toggle option in the keyboard settings to make the volume buttons work like left & right arrows whenever the onscreen keyboard is active. Call it something like 'volume cursor control'... Maybe a cool & unique feature?



  • @vadrian89 said in Keyboard Changes:

    True, but not only the predictions are counterintuitive, the size of the predictions also is an issue.
    I think the size should be bigger and font changed, If this limits the current visible predictions to 3-4 words shouldn't be an issue as it will help those with sight issues.

    This might be a good feature for UT Tweak Tool...



  • @kennethmonnin But cannot this be done already by pressing the Space key?



  • @wgarcia: Oh! Very nice! Holding the spacebar and moving the finger right or left... Works very well for me - didn't know that yet. Thank you for that hint.



  • @wgarcia said in Keyboard Changes:

    @kennethmonnin But cannot this be done already by pressing the Space key?

    @hummlbach Oh! Very nice! Holding the spacebar and moving the finger right or left...

    Well you learn something new every day...
    Maybe common knowledge to some but for me this is the tip of the Century.
    Thanks.


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