Text Input

Text input issues for under-resourced languages: with special notes on Eastern Dan

The Death of Victor Hugos

Production of digital literature minimally requires (1) an orthography and (2) a text input mechanism. Many talk about orthography, but few talk about how minority-language users experience their orthographies during the typing process. With a …

Keyboard layouts across languages: A Text input analysis

Proposal Digital language death is a real issue for many small and under-resourced languages. To use Kornai’s (2013) terms, the digital moribund state of languages is accelerated by the lack of intuitive and useful text input methods for many minority and under-resourced languages.

African Languages: Assessing the text input difficulty

Communication with electronic text based devices is prolific in this era of globalization. In many socio-cultural contexts the ability to input digital text undergirds sustainable social practice of literacy. Simons and Lewis (2010) describe the …

Assessing the difficulty of the text input task for minority languages

Currently no framework exists to evaluate or rank the complexity of the text input task on a per orthography bases. We present on the challenges which must be addressed by a cross-language text input assessment framework. We discuss relevant user …

Keyboard layouts: Lessons from the Meꞌphaa and Sochiapam Chinantec designs

Successful writing systems today depend on electronic input methods which can be easily used for producing printed or electronic material. This paper explores keyboard design issues involved in designing two keyboards for two different established …

Keyboard layout as part of language documentation: the case of the Me'phaa and Chinantec keyboards

Successful writing systems today depend on electronic input methods which can be easily used for producing printed or electronic material. This paper explores keyboard design issues involved in designing two keyboards for two different established …