"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
From: arjuna rao chavala <arjunaraoc(a)googlemail.com
Sent: Fri, September 17, 2010 8:51:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gyanpad (Knowledge kiosk) web app: Easy
interface to search Wikipedia and sister sites in Indian languages
On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 3:07 PM, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbecse(a)yahoo.com> 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
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).