Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 16:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Minuum keyboard, through its simplicity, improves your touchscreen typing. Existing keyboards leave you barely enough screen to interact with your apps, and you can't enjoy typing on them. Minuum eliminates the visual clutter of archaic mobile keyboards by adapting the keyboard to a single dimension." You have to watch the video. This is yet another example of a strength of more open platforms - like Android - that often gets overlooked: the ability to experiment with core aspects of the operating system. Whenever someone says there are no Android-exclusive applications, they conveniently overlook things like this. No other platform has stuff like this, and I certainly miss this experimentation on my 8X.
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RE[4]: Oooh, yay...
by darknexus on Wed 20th Mar 2013 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oooh, yay..."
darknexus
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Are they good only for English, or are they as good in any language? Lots of people need to type regularly in two or more languages: is this OK on a Dvorak layout?

In my experience, no. Dvorak was created and optimized specifically for the spelling patterns of English, to enable the least strain on the hands when typing English. One could, of course, optimize a keyboard layout for any alphabetic language in the same way, but it would be completely different on a per-language (or at minimum a per-language family) basis.

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