On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 3:07 PM, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbecse(a)yahoo.com>wrote;wrote:
(copying my response from another list)
Good work, Arjuna. (Though not a fan of phonetic keyboards that rely on
English alphabet sounds due to long term negative impact,)
I agree. May be some people are comfortable with that. We have to wait for
Google to provide inscript keyboards for other languages or make
inscript/alphabetic keyboards ourselves.
I tried Tamil and Malayalam and they both work very
well. One suggestion
would be to handle backspace to erase the original input. For example, if
I've typed aa in Malayalam, and press backspace, it should retain 'a', no?
The backspace works on the converted unicode characters.
If you type ra, backspace will delete the whole unicode letter. If you type
raa to reflect long vowel, one backspace will make it equivalent to ra.
If you are starting the word with aa, it becomes a single unicode
character corresponding to long vowel (A).