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A method to increase Chinese typing speed on mobile phone by using swiping gestures on the keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242926D
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-31
Document File: 5 page(s) / 141K

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Abstract

Users have to move the thumb across the screen in order to send Chinese messages, as the first result suggested by the Chinese input method and the Send button are located on both sides of the interface. This disclosure discloses a method to fast select the candidate entry and send out the content. Users can flick up on the last key they tapped when typing Chinese to select the highlighted result. To send out the input, they simply need to flick down on the last key of the input. Staying on the same key and making some gestures (flicking up or flicking down) will help users select the result and send the message. This method saves users' efforts and fastens their typing speed.

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A method to increase Chinese typing speed on mobile phone by using swiping gestures on the keyboard

It usually takes people much effort to send Chinese messages or submit input in Chinese on the mobile phone, because the first result suggested by the Chinese input method and the Send button are located on both sides of the interface, which means that in most situations where users are holding their mobile phones with one hand, they have to move the thumb across the screen.

As an example, Figure 1 below shows that when a user wants to send the message "", the user is most likely to move the thumb from the very left of the screen to the very right after entering "a". No matter the user is a left-hander or a right-hander, the effort of moving the thumb across the screen (starting from either the left side or the right side) would be huge, not to speak of the effort being redoubled if there are a couple of messages to send. Figure 2 is another example which shows how difficult it would be for users if the Send button ("发发") is at the corner of the screen when they want to publish a blog. Those difficulties would slow users' typing speed down.

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Given that all kinds of Chinese input method nowadays are increasing the accuracy of result matching, most users' intended results are among the top candidate entries. So a solution is proposed here to facilitate mobile users' message sending behavior and increase the typing speed on mobile phone. The method can help fast select the candidate entry and send out the content.

Flick up on the key to select


Users can flick up on the last key they tapped when typing Chinese to select the highlighted result.

Flick down on the key to send out


Users can simply flick down on the last key they tapped when typing Chinese to send out the input.

Take Figure 3 as an example. To get the result "输输输", a user types s-h-u-r-u-f. At this moment, the user can flick up on the key "DEF" (as the Chinese typing ends with "F" on the key "DEF")...