Brion Vibber | 1 Dec 01:54 2011

Re: Quick Mumbai hackathon followup

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Lars Aronsson <lars <at>> wrote:

> On 11/30/2011 05:03 PM, Brion Vibber wrote:
> > I'm quite intrigued by the on-screen keyboard for the Narayam input
> method.
> > I haven't seen it in action, but the screenshots look nice -- it's
> showing
> > what chars would get typed and you can click on them directly or use it
> as
> > a guide for the physical keyboard. Sweet!
> When editing Wikipedia articles or proofreading in Wikisource,
> the number of possible character sets that you can want to
> pick characters from makes it hard to design a nice user interface.
> I think it could help if the characters in the existing article
> were used.
> For example, when editing an article on Moscow, if Cyrillic
> names of suburbs are mentioned in the article, the Cyrillic
> characters would appear in the editing interface (but not
> Greek, Arabic or Japanese).

+1 context-sensitivity can be a big help in these things.

Detecting presence of certain languages on the page and making sure their
special keyboards or symbols are available (but not in your way until you
need them) would be a big assistance for working on some pages!

-- brion
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