A TEXT ENTRY TECHNIQUE FOR SCROLLING KEYBOARDS
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-03
Scrolling keyboards allow the user of a personal communications device (PCD) to move around an alphabet on a LCD screen with arrow keys and select letters as they construct a message (see Figure I). Text entry for initiating a message on such a device can be a long, tedious and clumsy process. Because some words have many letters and sometimes the letters are at different ends of the alphabet, it takes many keystrokes to enter a message. A technique that utilizes word and sentence completion can greatly speed the text entry process. This will allow users to enter more complete and comprehensible messages more easily.