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Method of hover assistance text entry on touched based input devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000215470D
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 202K

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Abstract

Disclosed is to provide an alternative way to implement suggest word when inputting text with touch screen. This invention provides current visual technology that we can reduce the user input time and improve the look and feel by place the suggest words hover on the keyboard. User can then select the word by sliding their finger to the desired suggest word.

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Method of hover assistance text entry on touched based input devices

    This solution is an alternative way to implement suggest word when inputting text with touch screen. Most touch screen input method comes with suggest word functions. However, the suggest words is inherited from older non-touch screen device which the suggest word is located below the input field. We believe with current visual technology we can reduce the user input time and improve the look and feel by place the suggest words hover on the keyboard. User can then select the word by sliding their finger to the desired suggest word.

    Suggest words function in IME can help improve the text inputting speed. In touch screen devices it is possible to use visual techniques to makes the suggest words hover on the key of next predict alphabet to the suggest word when your finger is in contact with the key on the screen. This inputting method not only enriches the visual effect, it also create an interactive element to text inputting. User can also adjust the opacity level of the suggest words to make it transparent, avoiding blocking the keyboard. As soon as the user lift their finger, the suggest word disappears so it does not interfere with the normal typing behaviour of the user.

    One of the most commonly used IME mechanism to increase text input speed is the aotu-complete with suggest word method. Although it greatly cut down the key user has to type to complete a word, it is prone to errors. Our inv...