The HUGET keyboard or Loopen Keyboard and Dynamic Layout improvement ( loopen virtual keyboard , lvkbd , loop&swipe keyboard , lskbd , l&skbd , lsvkbd ) - the candidate to (optional) replace the standard keyboard.

asked 2017-05-13 15:40:16 +0200

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updated 2017-05-14 18:49:17 +0200

I think for the first time since N9 I have seen something better then its swipe kbd – the loopen keyboard by Jimmy HUGUET. (It is not >>OKkeyboard<<) As the 1 picture says more then 1000 words, instead any description see a few minutes the demonstration here: project’s name in gitlab is „sailfish-ease-vkb”, project's site with sources here:

I think that is the candidate for an optional replacement of standard keyboard, which could be optionally used temporary or permanently in the OS, in all national language versions. Also it is encoded and working what perhaps makes a difference. So this is my FIRST future request to include it into OS, perhaps not as default but as optional one in settings: (1)qwert kbd – default (2)Huget kbd – optional. So everybody can choose preferred one, and important is establishing of standard.

The HUGET keyboard concept as it is open source could be improved.

  • resizeable keyboard area as personal preference settings
  • Dynamic Layout

Also Sailfish OS could be adjusted to support it and possible next optional keyboards, just as adaptation for adding parallel optional keyboards e.g. >>OK keyboard<<. And set its settings but without loosing settings from current standard one. So the input method (keyboards) would be switch-able (between keyboards). And everyone could have its preferred keyboard.

I would like to add my own idea that huget keyboard could be with Dynamic Layout, not static layout, where dynamic mean that more frequently used letters could “move towards center” to more inner circle as user uses its keyboard – that is my idea and SECOND future request lets say for the Dynamic Layout, seems this is not implemented. Anyway that would give a method that would personalize every single user’s kbd to its most used letters and words. And perhaps in every particular language there would be a layout that would imply from frequency of letters in that particular language or words used by user. So “a starting template” could be set for every language and then could be (or not) modified by user using kbd. The OS could count typed letters and modify layout progressively day by day, automatically or asking for permission in periods set by user, or simply not modyfying - just only initial template/layout.

Until today I have believed I will never see anything better then swipe keyboard. I think the huget loopen keyboard is better & new quality in data input. It could finish endless productive-less discussions about (swipe) keyboard layouts. It allows to escape from qwert layout invented as quwerty in aim to slow down speed of typing with the early mechanical typing machines to avoid a mechanical keyboard jams.

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I think this is a duplicate. Sorry.

vattuvarg ( 2017-05-13 15:58:16 +0200 )edit

vattuvarg, really? no.

coderus ( 2017-05-13 16:32:05 +0200 )edit

Yes. All other gesture keyboards (and their features) have been mentioned in that thread.

vattuvarg ( 2017-05-13 16:36:14 +0200 )edit

ahah, it's you just did it, so no, this is not a duplicate :D

coderus ( 2017-05-13 16:37:51 +0200 )edit

Well, actually I did add the Loopen keyboard to that thread before this thread even existed. yes.

vattuvarg ( 2017-05-13 16:41:15 +0200 )edit