Method for inputting text into electronic communication device

FIELD: methods for inputting text into electronic devices by means of a keyboard.

SUBSTANCE: in accordance to the invention, each key of a keyboard represents a set of symbols. A symbol is selected among the set of symbols by several presses of the key, corresponding to that symbol. Also, an additional fuzzy symbol is assigned to each key, which represents any one of the set of symbols. Multiple series of non-fuzzy symbols, corresponding to a series of fuzzy symbols, are generated and compared to dictionary. Those possible series of symbols are selected, which coincide with some series of symbols in dictionary. One of selected series of symbols is inputted into the device.

EFFECT: ensured capacity for usage of predicting text input without necessity of switching to a different input mode in case of absence of a word in dictionary of the device.

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The technical field to which the invention relates.

The invention relates to a method of entering text into an electronic device via a keyboard having multiple keys, each key represents a set of symbols, the method consists in the fact that enter symbols by pressing representing said characters, when this character is chosen from the set of characters represented by the corresponding key on the keyboard, by pressing it several times in accordance with this symbol. The invention additionally relates to an electronic device made with text input is possible in this device.

The level of technology

Electronic devices such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants (OCA) (PDA)often use the numeric keypad to enter in these devices digital information such as phone numbers or temporal information. However, as a rule, in such devices it is also necessary to enter text information. Examples are names, addresses and messages that you want to send to other similar device. Since these devices only occasionally are large enough to accommodate normal alphanumeric keypad, a numeric keypad should be used for textual information. Therefore, each key is relevant to the duty to regulate many different characters. As an example: key "2" usually corresponds to the letters a, b and C.

One well-known way of entering text information with this keyboard is the way multitap, in which the user is allowed to pass through the possible characters by pressing the corresponding key many times. To enter, for example, the letter "A", the user presses "2" only once, whereas the letter "C" this key is pressed three times. The key must be pressed many times relatively frequently to ensure that recognized the correct symbol. Alternatively, a separate key is used to cycle through all possibilities when pressed one of the number keys.

Another way the application uses predictive editor to enter and edit text information. One such method is described in U.S. patent No. 6307548. When you are writing text using predictive text input, press each key once and the display will show one of the possible sequences of characters corresponding to the key sequence, normally the one that is most used in the language of the user, or by the use of exact matching. Time limit, so you can press the keys one after another otnositelnosti. If, for example, a user (using English) enters the keystroke sequence "2" (ABC), "7" (PQRS) and "3" (DEF), then there are 36 different sequences of characters. However, only five of them ARE, APE, CRE, BRE and ARD) are words or base words stored in the dictionary this device. "ARE" has the highest frequency of use, and it is, thus, and will be shown on the display. If that is the word that is going to write the user, it can be taken by pressing the recognition, which can usually be key used to enter a space character. If this is the wrong word, the user can go through the rest of the proposals using the selection keys as long as the text insertion point will not be shown the correct word before it is accepted key recognition. While entering characters, i.e. as long as the word is not accepted, this word is kept "open", which is usually indicated by the underlining of the word (or sequence of characters) either by drawing a frame around it. This illustrates that shows the word - just one of the opportunities or candidates provided by the dictionary.

As mentioned, one candidate appears on the display in a text message entered by the user. Other candidates can be scrolled through using the selection key, for example one of the arrow keys up and down. Every once in a display text entered another candidate. To facilitate the movement, individual candidates can be identified by their number shown, for example, in a corner of the display. In the above example, the word "ARE" can be identified by the number "1/5", showing that it is candidate number one of the five candidates.

Way prediction editor works well as long as the word that the user intends to write, really is in the dictionary device. If this word is not found, then the only option remaining to the user is to switch to a way of tapping, and then re-enter the exact characters to properly get the word out. This switch from one type of text to another can be done in different ways. One possibility is to allow the new window to pop up on the device display, informing the user that the word is not found, and allowing him to enter the exact sequence of characters only for the assigned words. When this word is completed, it will be entered in the input text, and the user is returned to the prediction mode of the editor. Alternatively, the user may need to press a specific key sequence or choose from the men who, to swap two different input modes. Regardless of how you switch modes, the main switch is also in the mind of the user, since these two modes are quite different.

Since many users tend to use a special combination of words/characters, such as names, slang or so-called emoticons (emotional icons)that are not in the standard dictionary, you'll often need to switch between these two modes several times during typing even a single message. Some dictionaries are dynamic, which means that they can be dynamically updated with new words when they are encountered in text, so these words must be entered through multiple presses only on their first appearance. This reduces the number of switches between the two modes, but still need to switch quite often.

The need to repeatedly switch in my head between different input methods in the process of inserting text translates the user's attention from the text, thereby unnecessarily complicating the writing of such messages. However, both ways. Many users prefer the prediction input, because it is faster by typing text in many cases, but as mentioned, it n is sufficient for words, which are not in the dictionary of the device, and therefore to enter such words must reusable pressing. However, the prediction input has overstated training requirements, and therefore a large number of people tend to knock reusable clicks, especially if they often write texts, including words that are not in the available dictionaries, thus completely avoiding the prediction input and its associated benefits.

Therefore, the present invention is to provide a way of entering text via the buttons representing the set of characters that the user can receive at least some of the benefits of predictive text input without switching to another mode to enter words that are not found in the dictionary.

The invention

According to the invention this problem is solved in that the method further attributed to each key, in addition to many of the characters represented by the additional fuzzy (uncertain) a symbol that represents any of a wide range of characters represented by this key; activate keystroke sequence, so generate a sequence of fuzzy characters, containing at least one fuzzy character; generate possible serial is a major no-fuzzy characters, corresponding to said sequence of fuzzy symbols; compare mentioned a possible sequence of characters from a dictionary stored in the memory, and the dictionary contains the sequence of characters representing the words in a given language; carry out a preliminary selection of those of these possible sequences of characters that match the sequence of characters stored in said dictionary; choose one of these pre-selected sequence of symbols; and enter the selected sequence of characters in the device.

Through the use of the main characteristics of the method of tapping, and then add a "special" character (or group symbol substitutes one or more characters, i.e. characters, which may be any of the characters represented by the given key, and facilitates the resolution of predicting sequences of characters, including special characters, is achieved by the mode of text input, which combines the advantages of two different known modes of input such a way that it is no longer necessary to switch to another mode. This mode manipulates with the words in the dictionary, and words in the dictionary.

Further, since this method is in use the implement is very similar to the way multiple presses, it is more likely that users who are opposed to explore the known method prediction editor will use this method, and thus will be able to benefit from the prediction capabilities of the dictionary in the device. Another advantage is that the end of the word, that before was only available in the way prediction editor, is now also available for users who are reluctant to explore the known method prediction editor.

The method can be used alone or it can be combined with the well-known way of tapping and(or) the prediction method. As an example, the user can begin to enter characters using the normal method of prediction input and if the input character string does not correspond to any word or base word stored in the dictionary, the device can automatically switch to the described method.

When according to the method optionally select additional fuzzy character assigned to the key by clicking on the above key one time, the use of prediction tools becomes easier because fuzzy or "special" character is chosen as the first character for each key, while the selection of a particular symbol from C the oxen, represented by the further activation of this key.

When according to the method additionally are pressing at least once a list of many of the characters represented by the pressed key, the display easier to control that the chosen had in mind the key.

When according to the method additionally provide additional fuzzy character assigned to the key as the first character in the above list, it is easier to choose this character as the first, when a key is pressed.

When according to the method additionally provide additional fuzzy character assigned to the key, as the asterisk in the above list clearly illustrates that the symbol is fuzzy or special character used for prediction. However, other symbols can also be used for this purpose.

As mentioned, the invention additionally relates to an electronic device, such as a mobile phone or personal digital assistants (OCA) (PDA)configured to input text into the device and containing a keyboard with few keys, and each key represents a set of symbols, this symbol can be entered by pressing the key representing mentioned this symbol, the number of times, in accordance with this symbol. When each key is made with the possibility of representation, in addition to many of the characters represented by the additional fuzzy character that represents any of a wide range of characters represented by this key, the device further comprises a memory in which is stored a dictionary containing the sequence of characters representing the words that appear in a given language; a means to generate possible sequences of non-fuzzy characters corresponding to the sequence of fuzzy characters, containing at least one fuzzy character and generated through a sequence of activated keys; and means for comparing the mentioned possible sequences of symbols with said stored vocabulary and pre-selected possible sequences characters matching sequences of characters stored in the dictionary; and the device is additionally configured to allow the user to select one of these pre-selected sequence of symbols and to enter the selected sequence of characters in the device, this is achieved by way of text input through the keys representing the set of characters that the user can get at measures which some of the benefits of predictive text input, without having to switch to another mode of input words, which is not in the dictionary.

When the device is additionally configured to select additional fuzzy character represented by the given key, by pressing referred to this key only once, the use of prediction tools becomes easier because fuzzy or special character is chosen as the first for each key, while the choice of a particular symbol represented by this key requires further activation of this key.

When the device is additionally configured to represent when a key is pressed at least once a list of many of the characters represented by the pressed key, on said display, easier to control that the chosen had in mind the key.

When the device is additionally configured to provide additional fuzzy character represented by the given key as the first character in the above list, it is easier to choose this character as the first character when a key is pressed.

When the device is additionally configured to provide additional fuzzy character represented by the given key as an asterisk in the above list clearly illustrates that the symbol is fuzzy or special symbol used is of particular importance for forecasting. However, other symbols can also be used for this purpose.

Brief description of drawings

The invention will now be described more fully below with reference to the drawings, in which

Figure 1 shows a mobile telephone in which it is possible to use the invention;

2 and 3 show examples of the display when you enter characters by using a known method of tapping;

Figure 4 shows the block diagram of the telephone of figure 1;

5 to 7 show examples of display known prediction editor;

Fig-9 show examples of the display when you enter a character using the method according to the invention; and

Figure 10-12 show examples of the display when you enter the key sequence using the method according to the invention.

Detailed description of embodiments

Figure 1 shows an example device in which it is possible to use the invention. Shows the device is a mobile telephone 1, for example, a telephone, GSM and / or UMTS phone. Other types of phones are CDMA, PDC, CDMA 2000 and TDMA. However, it should be noted that the invention can also be used in other types of devices. As examples we can mention the OCA (personal digital assistants), computers and set-top boxes for television receivers.

Telephone 1 provided with a display 2 and a keyboard 3. Keys, the keyboard is URS 3 are used to enter information into the phone. This information can be of many different types, such as phone numbers, address information, command, phone and text messages that you want to send to another phone. The display 2 is used to present information to the user of this mobile phone. Presents information may also be of different types, such as phone numbers, address information, indication from the phone, text messages, received from another phone, or text messages entered by the keyboard 3 for later transfer to another phone. Figure 1 is a part of a text message entered from the keyboard 3, and the entered text is now shown on the display 2. This is a situation in which it is possible to use the invention.

As shown, the keyboard 3 is a digital keyboard with only a limited number of keys. Thus, each key corresponds to a set of different characters when the keyboard is used to enter text information. As an example: key "3" corresponds to the letters D, E and F. One way to enter text information from this keyboard is a way of tapping, in which the user is allowed to pass through the possible characters by pressing the corresponding key many times. To enter, for example, the letter "a", the user press the bottom key "2" once and only once. This is illustrated in figure 2, which shows the display 2 when the user has typed the words "This is", and then just pressed or hit the key "2" once. The letter "a" shown after you have already entered text, and the next frame or window in the top right corner of the display 2 indicates all characters associated with that key. As you can see, some special characters may be associated with a key in addition to the letters a, b and C, although, of course, you can also limit these opportunities up to three letters. As the key is pressed only once, the displayed letter "a"to indicate that this letter is entered in text.

To enter the letter "C"button to click three times to each other. Figure 3 shows the display 2 in this situation. The letter "C" is shown after you have already entered text, and the box in the top right corner shows the letter "C" is highlighted. Key need to press many times relatively quickly to ensure that recognized the correct symbol. After the timeout, the character is accepted, i.e. introduced into the text, and the box in the top right corner will disappear. The device is now ready for the next character. Press another key before the timeout cancels this waiting time, thereby speeding up the recruitment process.

Another way of entering text information with this keyboard is to use a predictive editor is ora, which is an intelligent software Protocol that is able to offer a possible sequence of characters matching the given key sequence entered by the user. One such well-known prediction editor called T9™ (registered trademark, owned by Tegic Communications, Inc.), which is commercially available and well described in the prior art. Another is eZiText™ (registered trademark, owned by Zi Corporation). Thus, the function prediction editor will be described only very briefly with reference to figure 4.

As illustrated in figure 4, the telephone 2 includes a processor 4 and a memory 5. In the memory 5 stores the dictionary 6, which contains a list of valid sequence of characters for a given language, i.e. a sequence of characters that form words or base words in this language. Of course, the device can have a number stored in memory different dictionaries for different languages. Here each key is pressed only once, regardless of which of the associated character wants to write. When the user enters a key sequence from the keyboard 3, the possible corresponding sequences of symbols generated in block 7 in the processor 4. If, for example, p is lovatelli (using English) enters the keystroke sequence "4" (GHI), "6" (MNO), "6" (MNO) and "3" (DEF), 81 different possible sequence of characters. They now are compared (in the comparing unit 8) with the dictionary 6, and it turns out that only 12 out of 81 possible sequence of characters stored in the dictionary 6 as English words or bases of words. Thus, these 12 sequences are selected now as candidates for presentation to the user, and the imaging unit 9 presents them on the display 2. Often the dictionary 6 also contains information about the frequency of use of each sequence of symbols in the corresponding language, and in this case the selected sequence can then be ranked according to their use, so that the most frequently used sequence of characters appears at the top of the list. In this case, "good" is the most frequently used word of the 12 selected sequences of characters, and it thus appears to the user as the first sentence.

The view to the user is illustrated in figure 5, in which the user has typed the words "This is"followed by the above sequence. Because "good" is the first of the proposals, it is shown on the display. It is shown that "good" is underlined to indicate that this word is still open, i.e. it can still be replaced by another from using the data capabilities. Next, in the top right corner of the display indicates that this proposal is the first of 12 features by specifying "1/12" in the frame. If that is the word that the user intended to enter, it can be made, for example, the introduction of the space character. Recognition is shown by moving the cursor to the next position, and "good" is no longer underlined.

If, however, it is not the word that was intended, the user can advance to the next point in the list by, for example, the down arrow. As shown in Fig.6, the system then offers a "home" and specifies "2/12" in the upper right corner. 7 this step is repeated, and the system offers "gone". When shown the intended word, it can be taken, as described above, and the user can continue with the next word. The above sequence of keys can also be the beginning of a longer sequence of keys, and in this case, the user will continue to press on the keys, and then allow the system to offer appropriate words or base words.

It is also possible to go back to the previously entered word and re-open it to switch to another candidate or to continue to achieve more long words. In some systems, there are options for vocabulary search to get "sovershennaja". In this case, the candidate more than the number of key inputs, which can be shown, and often this word entered by the user in the dictionary.

As mentioned earlier, the prediction method editor is, as a rule, the faster of the two ways to enter text information, but his excessive demands for training, and he can't manipulate words not in the dictionary of the device. So often you will need to switch to a way of tapping to enter such a word.

Thus, if the word is not found, the only possibility remaining for the user is to somehow switch to a way of tapping, and then re-enter the exact characters to properly get the word out. This switching from one type of text to another can be done in a variety of ways. One possibility is to allow to float on the display device a new window informing the user that the word was not found, and allowing him to enter the exact sequence of characters only for the intended word. When the word is completed, it will be entered in the input text, and the user will return to the prediction mode of the editor. Alternatively, the user may need to press a specific key sequence of the Il is to choose from the menu, to swap two different input modes. Regardless of how the mode switch, the main switch is also in the mind of the user, since these two modes are quite different.

According to the invention offers an excellent way of introducing textual information and numeric keypad, which combines the advantages of the two ways described above, i.e. a way of tapping and way prediction editor. This new method eliminates the need to switch between the two in other ways.

The characters are exactly the same as in the well-known way of tapping, i.e. each key represents a few different characters, and one is selected by pressing a specific number of times. Now, however, each key is assigned an additional character. This additional assigned the symbol is ambiguous symbol that can represent any of the other characters represented by this key. It can also be called a special character, and it is similar to the fuzzy characters entered in the above-described prediction method editor. Here, however, this is only one possibility that you can select a specific key. It is advisable that this fuzzy symbol was placed as the first character to be is his choice key so it can be chosen by pressing only once, while the specific symbols represented by the selected by pressing this key many times.

Similarly, the usual way of tapping on the display may seem a frame or window that indicates the character associated with the key when this key is pressed. This is illustrated in Fig on which key "2" is pressed once. Fuzzy or special symbol shown here as an asterisk (*) and it is displayed to indicate that this is the character that will be introduced in the text if key is not pressed again before the timeout. If the key "2" is pressed, for example, four times fast enough to each other to avoid timeouts, will be displayed the letter "C", and this particular letter is the one that introduced in the text. This is illustrated in Fig.9. Thus, unlike conventional method of tapping is that the first choice of tapping will be a special symbol associated with that key, instead of the usual first character by pressing repeatedly. If the special character is undesirable, it is only necessary to continue pressing and directly enter a non-character. Specific highlighted symbol can also be shown after you have already entered text, as described above for Klah the classical method of tapping, as illustrated by the letter "C" on figure 9. When selecting a special character, will, as a rule, it is more convenient not to insert the character after the previous text as long as this character is not accepted, i.e. until timeout multitap and will not disappear window, showing the possibilities.

If the user wishes to use the prediction function, each key is pressed only once, and the sequence of fuzzy characters is introduced similarly to the conventional prediction method editor, described above, then the prediction editor offers a possible sequence of characters. The only difference from the well-known prediction method editor, which is directly visible to the user, is the need to wait for the timeout multiple presses to put the symbol was adopted before the next character can be re-entered with the same keys. This can be considered as a disadvantage for users who write very quickly, but this problem is shared by the classical method of tapping, as described above. In addition, there can be used, and other characteristics of the classical method of prediction editor, for example the frame to indicate that the sequence of symbols suggested by the editor, are the two who is, for example, the first of 12 options.

Thus, if, for example, a user (using the English language) introduced the keystroke sequence "4" (GHI), "6" (MNO), "6" (MNO) and "3" (DEF) after the previously entered text "This is", the display will show the word "good", because that word is the one that first suggested by the editor, and the window will display "1/12"to indicate that "good" is the first of 12 sentences. This is shown in figure 10, which is similar to figure 5 except that the window shown in the upper left corner instead of the upper right corner. If the user then presses the key "2" once and only once, the display may be, as shown in figure 11, where "good" and "1/12" still apply to the first four keystrokes, while the window in the top right corner indicates that the key "2" is pressed once and the waiting time of tapping has not yet expired. If the user continues to press the key again one or more times, can be selected one of the specific characters represented by this key. Otherwise will be accepted fifth special character and, as shown in Fig, the editor will now offer a "honda" as the first of four opportunities. The other three proposals are "goodb", "immea" and "homec". If the user intends to write a "homebound"that is the word, not found slovari device, he can now just make one step back in the situation in figure 10, for example by pressing "C"to select "home" as a desirable basic words, and then continue repeatedly pressing other specific characters. Regime change there.

One of the advantages of the new method lies in the fact that special characters and specific characters can be used between each other in an open word, and in this way you can narrow down the search in the prediction dictionary. As an example: chain "h <ghi> (which <ghi> specifies a special character for the key "4") can be entered instead of chaining "<ghi> <ghi>". The first chain will be the same only with a word that starts with the letter "h", and thereby the number of matching candidates will be limited in comparison with the second chain containing words that begin with the characters "g" and "i".

On Fig, 9 and 11 special character is shown as an asterisk (*) in the window, showing the possibility of this key. This symbol is only an example, and you can also use other symbols to indicate a special character. However, it should preferably be specified as the first opportunity for each key, to speed up the set, when using the prediction function. The asterisk is used to indicate a special character in the window showing the options, but campocatino above, she is not shown with an asterisk in the text. Instead, it shows a suggested word, as if a special character was typed using the classical prediction input.

The proposed method can also help users who are accustomed to the prediction editor. As mentioned above, the well-known prediction method editor has overstated training requirements, and therefore a large number of people today trying to knock multiple taps, which means that they have no benefits offered by this method dictionary support. This is true for traditional dictionaries, as well as for dynamic dictionaries, i.e. dictionaries that are updated with new words entered by the user. Thus, it may be advantageous to make some of these benefits are also available for multiple presses. The first stage can be a simple word completion, in which the editor offers more long words that start with specific characters entered by the user repeatedly presses. This is similar to what is known from the introduction of the CID (uniform resource locators) (URL) in the Internet browser, where you can enter precise characters (although they are not typed repeatedly pressing on a standard computer), and soon the program will offer multiple matching addresses, the beginning of nausicca with the entered characters. If the implied address is among these proposals, it can be selected directly. As an example, the complete word is very useful when entering the name, to be viewed in the phone book stored on the device. When the user moves from simple multiple presses to support the completion of the repeated pressing, not far to the next stage, which may be in the form described here way, and then to a truly predictive input.

The described system is very well suited for the task with a certain number of words not found in ordinary dictionaries. Examples can be names (and similar data stored/added, for example, in the phone book), emoticons (emotional icons/character combinations (such as ":-)" or), known as emoticons, etc), slang (for example, combination of characters, numbers, and characters in normal text SMS/Chat), etc. they All have a dynamic nature, which is difficult to capture in conventional dictionary in the window of a good time, unless the user performs the operation for writing these words, or the system will not select them for reuse on the basis of the individual user. If the user does not enter precise words to the custom dictionary, this can be done automatically and by processing incoming and outgoing texts. Another option may be to download/update the dictionary on the air. The system is also well suited to enter the CID.

Useful as described input method combines the advantages of multitap and predictive editor is that the user always has an existing reliable basis words. There is no reason to show a sign, say, "the word is not in dictionary" and get again to type the word using multitap. When there are no more candidates or completions, Multipress will continue with only the word, where the user would be taken.

One case General use in a purely predictive mode is that the dictionary contains the beginning of the words you want, but not all the right end. Thus, the user must be predictable to reach what he sees the beginning of a word as a candidate, but when it continues, it fails. "Return" takes him back to the base/the beginning of the word that he wants, and then the task is to complete the word. Up to the present time this could be done by switching on the "edit word" and then just type it repeatedly pressing. Being first in a hybrid mode described here, but instead just started to type repeatedly pressing accurate with Moly.

Another use case is that a user wants to enter "CUL8R" (a slang expression for "I'll see you later (see you later)) or some other slang expression that is not in the dictionary. To start just his input. If you're lucky, it won't be the first time, and it will be completed, otherwise it will have you still the first attempt.

Another use case is that the user wants to call someone from the internal phone book with a lot of records. Previously it was only possible to use multiple pressing against the internal phone book. From the very beginning the user to see all the names starting with "a". It is known that the name starts with "s" and that there are very many entries on the "pqrs". Thus, we must begin with accurate, repeatedly pressed "s". (If you, you know otherwise, start by clicking prediction keys to instead receive approximately correct.) After that there are several ways to proceed. If you see a candidate (completed), select it and that's enough. If many names begin with the same correct fundamentals, forecast their hybrid by means of the method described here (reducing the number of keystrokes)to approach the character position that will make the difference (the alternative to the two is as simple consecutive repeatedly pressing or repeatedly pressing, combined with the completion of the word). In this case it would be very advantageous to have a way for the adoption of the part of the candidate to continue with the decisive character, similarly, the second name (surname), if many have the same first name.

For users who have accepted the true prediction paradigm described here the easy way or repeatedly pressing may seem small by entering. The truth is that many do not come to this and continue repeatedly pressing either because of ignorance of the best, or finding Multipress excellent for close tasks. Hybrid text input, as described here, may be a step on the way to clean forecasting or more powerful tool for multiple presses.

As mentioned, one advantage of this method is that there is no need for the user to switch between different modes in the process of entering characters. However, if it is preferable for a user, the method can easily be combined with two well-known methods, i.e. by repeatedly pressing and conventional prediction method editor. Thus, if the user is experienced in the usual way prediction editor, finds the need to wait for time-out multiple presses are what eghosa disadvantage, because he is able to write very quickly, it would be advisable to start word using the conventional prediction method editor. When the entered character string no longer matches any of the entries in the dictionary, the device can automatically switch to the described method, and the word can be continued. It does not require the main switch in the head, because these two methods are not so distant from each other. Previously the user would need to switch to normal repeatedly pressing in order to continue the word, which was not found in the dictionary. It is also possible to start the word in the manner described here, and then switch to normal repeatedly pressing, combined with the end of words, as in the above example the phone book.

As mentioned above, it is advisable to place the fuzzy symbol as the first character of the subject selection key, and thereby show this character as the first window on the display, indicating the symbols associated with the key. However, you can also place the symbols associated with a key, and in any other order. So, as an example, the symbols associated with a key of "2"may also be placed in order "a", "b", "C", "*", followed by the rest of the special characters associated with that key.

Although described and is provided to the preferred embodiments of the present invention, this invention is not limited to, but can also be implemented in other ways within the scope of the invention defined in the following claims.

1. The text input method in an electronic device through a keyboard having multiple keys, each key represents a set of symbols, namely, that

enter symbols by pressing representing said characters, when this character is chosen among the set of characters represented by the corresponding key on the keyboard, by pressing it several times, according to this character

characterized in that it further

attributed to each key, in addition to many of the characters represented by the additional fuzzy character that represents any of a wide range of characters represented by this key;

activate the keystroke sequence, so generate a sequence of fuzzy characters, containing at least one fuzzy symbol;

generate possible sequences of non-fuzzy characters mentioned sequence of fuzzy symbols;

compare mentioned a possible sequence of characters from a dictionary stored in the memory, and the dictionary contains the sequence of characters represented the shining words, occurring in a given language;

pre-select those mentioned possible sequences of characters that match the sequence of characters stored in said dictionary;

choose one of the preselected sequences and

enter the selected sequence of characters in the device.

2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that it additionally choose additional fuzzy character assigned to the key, press this button only once.

3. The method according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that it further represent a key is pressed, at least once a list of many of the characters represented by the pressed key on the display.

4. The method according to claim 3, characterized in that the optionally present additional fuzzy character assigned to the key as the first character in the above list.

5. The method according to claim 3, characterized in that the optionally present additional fuzzy character assigned to the key, as the asterisk in the above list.

6. Electronic device (1)made with text input is possible in this device and containing the keyboard (3) with a few keys, and each key represents a set of symbols, this symbol can input Itsa by pressing, representing this character several times, according to this character

characterized in that each key is made with presentation in addition to many of the characters represented by the additional fuzzy character that represents any of a wide range of characters represented by this key;

the device additionally contains

memory (5)in which is stored the dictionary (6)containing a sequence of characters representing the words in a given language;

means (7) to generate possible sequences of non-fuzzy characters corresponding to the sequence of fuzzy characters, containing at least one fuzzy character and generated through a sequence of activated keys, and

means (8) for comparison mentioned possible sequences of symbols with said stored vocabulary (6) and with the ability to pre-select possible sequence of characters matching a sequence of characters stored in the dictionary, and

the device is additionally configured to allow the user to select one of these pre-selected sequence of symbols and to enter the selected sequence is of ingelow in the device.

7. Electronic communication device according to claim 6, characterized in that it further configured to select the additional fuzzy character represented by the given key by pressing this key only once.

8. Electronic communication device according to claim 6 or 7, characterized in that it further configured to represent when a key is pressed at least once, list of many of the characters represented by the pressed key on the display.

9. The electronic communication device of claim 8, characterized in that it further configured to provide additional fuzzy character represented by the given key as the first character in the above list.

10. The electronic communication device of claim 8, characterized in that it further configured to provide additional fuzzy character represented by the given key as an asterisk in the above list.



 

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Keyboard // 2314560

FIELD: manual data input devices, possible use for building unified control panels of various data processing systems.

SUBSTANCE: keyboard represents a panel, on which a set of structurally independent units, required for certain use, is positioned. Each unit contains a matrix of buttons of certain functional purpose and corresponding controller. All matrix controllers are connected to each other by common serial synchronous interface, and all except one are slave interfaces, and generate information about condition of buttons. One controller of a set combines functions of slave and master, generates scan-codes of its matrix, and also on basis of information about scan-codes of all matrices of a set generates codes for transmission into personal computer. In another variant of realization, keyboard contains an additional controller, which performs functions of a master relatively to slave controllers of a set of matrices and ensures transformation of matrix codes according to protocol of exchange with personal computer.

EFFECT: simplified kitting of keyboard.

2 cl, 3 dwg

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FIELD: computer engineering, possible broad usage in, for example, portable computers.

SUBSTANCE: keyboard includes functional key "Enter" mounted in the body, positioned in lower right corner of keyboard, and a set of universal programmable optically active keys. Programmable keys are positioned in three rows, where five keys of upper row, seven keys of middle row and five keys of lower row correspond to Russian-English version. Functional symbol table selection key, positioned in left upper corner of keyboard, consists of two electrically independent, but mechanically connected parts, where doubled key has shape of "U" letter with stretched width, and is oriented across other key rows and provided with two transition pointers in form of arrows or triangles directed oppositely.

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2 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: ergonomics.

SUBSTANCE: keyboard is divided to two sections disposed correspondingly to anatomical peculiarities of arm's wrist. Keys are grouped according to purpose and character of application. Mutual disposition of keyboard modules in section corresponds to position of any finger of operator, which position the fingers take at natural relaxed state relatively each other. Keyboard modules in first group are disposed in parallel or radial at small angle to each other within limits of value of possible adjacent angles among elongated fingers. Keyboard modules of second group are disposed within range of movement of thumb. Several functions of keyboard are brought in coincidence.

EFFECT: improved comfort; higher speed of introduction of information; reduced sizes, reduced cost; elimination of physiological disorders caused by usage.

4 cl, 10 dwg, 2 tbl

FIELD: communications; interactive communication of electronic devices with a digital keyboard.

SUBSTANCE: the image on the display of an electronic device is divided into sections. Each section is associated with a certain key on the digital keyboard. Every section of the display represents visual information and visual indication of the chosen key on the digital keyboard. Every section is associated with a service and by choosing a key information associated with a service for this key is represented on the display.

EFFECT: visual intuitive interface and data access and control for a electronic device without a full keyboard is provided.

28 cl, 18 dwg

FIELD: computation engineering.

SUBSTANCE: device has control panel comprising table with a group of symbols in several fields and main board having pressure contacts and two selection members movable in parallel to rows and columns of the table until they find their places near in front of or above a pressure contact in the extension of selected row/column, pressure mechanism for varying pressure contact positions by means of selection members located in front of or below the latter, and several additional manually driven pressure contacts, their number being equal to field symbol maximum.

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11 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: technology for fast writing, which can be used in desktop, portable and pocket personal computers, mobile phones, watches and other electronic devices; engineering of devices for fast writing with special menu for text input using a stylus or sensor screen.

SUBSTANCE: in accordance to invention, a field with keys for all consonants appears, and also a key for vowels having different position and functions. Stylus movements, such as key selection or movement along one of eight linear directions, and also combinations of these stylus movements make it possible to realize all elements of writing process.

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EFFECT: possible detection in real time scale of breakdowns in form of dents or destruction of piezoelectric element crystal, violation of integrity of contact connections and conductors, both before and during process of information accumulation; increased reliability of keyboard.

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FIELD: engineering of keyboard with left and right portions, meant respectively for use on appropriate working side by left and right wrists of hand, accordingly.

SUBSTANCE: keyboard has left and right portion, meant respectively for use on appropriate working side by means of left hand wrist and right hand wrist accordingly, while angle between working side of each portion of keyboard and horizontal plane is 60-150°, and keyboard itself is provided with supporting means for carrying hand wrists during working with keyboard, while bearing means are made to allow primarily horizontal displacement of wrists relatively to appropriate portion of keyboard. Keyboard is equipped with checking side, directed in opposite direction relatively to main side, while performing actions using a part of keyboard cab be visually checked on checking side.

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22 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: devices for data input to electronic devices, in particular, to small keyboards, in which the output keystrokes are determined both on the basis of activation of a separate switch, and on the basis combined activation of the adjacent switches.

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EFFECT: reduced dimensions of the keyboard, enhanced accuracy of data input.

15 cl, 46 dwg

Computer keyboard // 2266556

FIELD: computer science, in particular, information input/output systems.

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2 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: computers.

SUBSTANCE: method includes detection of connection of user computer to Web-site of sub-domain on national language and selects service of registration of domain name on national language, performing software extension for automated forming of combination of symbols of English alphabet, matching domain name, based on national language, determining, whether such combination of English symbols was registered before as existing domain name, and, if not, then it is registered as domain name.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

4 cl, 7 dwg

Computer keyboard // 2266556

FIELD: computer science, in particular, information input/output systems.

SUBSTANCE: keyboard has controller, data processing device and keys mounted on a panel with transparent key heads, in each of said heads light diode is positioned in form of rectangular frame, used for reproduction of two mutually contrasting colors, one at a time, and a fourteen-segment indicator positioned inside aforementioned diode with working side directed towards face surface of key head, used for reproduction of symbol with color, contrasting with any one of two colors produced by light diode.

EFFECT: higher manufacturability of two-side communication keyboards and higher user comfort of visual perception of symbols shown on keyboard.

2 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: devices for data input to electronic devices, in particular, to small keyboards, in which the output keystrokes are determined both on the basis of activation of a separate switch, and on the basis combined activation of the adjacent switches.

SUBSTANCE: in a small keyboard the regions of independent and combined keys are located in alternating columns, the columns of the regions of combined keys include multiple digital columns and at least one column containing regions of keys corresponding to the symbols of punctuation.

EFFECT: reduced dimensions of the keyboard, enhanced accuracy of data input.

15 cl, 46 dwg

Keyboard // 2268481

FIELD: engineering of keyboard with left and right portions, meant respectively for use on appropriate working side by left and right wrists of hand, accordingly.

SUBSTANCE: keyboard has left and right portion, meant respectively for use on appropriate working side by means of left hand wrist and right hand wrist accordingly, while angle between working side of each portion of keyboard and horizontal plane is 60-150°, and keyboard itself is provided with supporting means for carrying hand wrists during working with keyboard, while bearing means are made to allow primarily horizontal displacement of wrists relatively to appropriate portion of keyboard. Keyboard is equipped with checking side, directed in opposite direction relatively to main side, while performing actions using a part of keyboard cab be visually checked on checking side.

EFFECT: prevented repeated overstrain damages (RSI) during use of keyboard, probability of such an occurrence is reduced to minimum.

22 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: electric engineering, in particular, technology for controlling serviceability of controlling and commutating elements of electric circuits, possible use for controlling state of panels for controlling electro-mechanical devices in form of separate keys or switches, and also key-based information input devices in form of keyboards.

SUBSTANCE: method includes forming a series of testing pulses of current with given amplitude and length, sent to each piezoelectric element of key, value of resulting voltage component variable in stabilized state is measured, result of measurement is compared to given maximal and minimal boundary values.

EFFECT: possible detection in real time scale of breakdowns in form of dents or destruction of piezoelectric element crystal, violation of integrity of contact connections and conductors, both before and during process of information accumulation; increased reliability of keyboard.

FIELD: technology for fast writing, which can be used in desktop, portable and pocket personal computers, mobile phones, watches and other electronic devices; engineering of devices for fast writing with special menu for text input using a stylus or sensor screen.

SUBSTANCE: in accordance to invention, a field with keys for all consonants appears, and also a key for vowels having different position and functions. Stylus movements, such as key selection or movement along one of eight linear directions, and also combinations of these stylus movements make it possible to realize all elements of writing process.

EFFECT: increased speed and comfort of information input.

6 cl, 45 dwg

FIELD: computation engineering.

SUBSTANCE: device has control panel comprising table with a group of symbols in several fields and main board having pressure contacts and two selection members movable in parallel to rows and columns of the table until they find their places near in front of or above a pressure contact in the extension of selected row/column, pressure mechanism for varying pressure contact positions by means of selection members located in front of or below the latter, and several additional manually driven pressure contacts, their number being equal to field symbol maximum.

EFFECT: simplified and accelerated data selection.

11 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: communications; interactive communication of electronic devices with a digital keyboard.

SUBSTANCE: the image on the display of an electronic device is divided into sections. Each section is associated with a certain key on the digital keyboard. Every section of the display represents visual information and visual indication of the chosen key on the digital keyboard. Every section is associated with a service and by choosing a key information associated with a service for this key is represented on the display.

EFFECT: visual intuitive interface and data access and control for a electronic device without a full keyboard is provided.

28 cl, 18 dwg

FIELD: ergonomics.

SUBSTANCE: keyboard is divided to two sections disposed correspondingly to anatomical peculiarities of arm's wrist. Keys are grouped according to purpose and character of application. Mutual disposition of keyboard modules in section corresponds to position of any finger of operator, which position the fingers take at natural relaxed state relatively each other. Keyboard modules in first group are disposed in parallel or radial at small angle to each other within limits of value of possible adjacent angles among elongated fingers. Keyboard modules of second group are disposed within range of movement of thumb. Several functions of keyboard are brought in coincidence.

EFFECT: improved comfort; higher speed of introduction of information; reduced sizes, reduced cost; elimination of physiological disorders caused by usage.

4 cl, 10 dwg, 2 tbl

Computer keyboard // 2309449

FIELD: computer engineering, possible broad usage in, for example, portable computers.

SUBSTANCE: keyboard includes functional key "Enter" mounted in the body, positioned in lower right corner of keyboard, and a set of universal programmable optically active keys. Programmable keys are positioned in three rows, where five keys of upper row, seven keys of middle row and five keys of lower row correspond to Russian-English version. Functional symbol table selection key, positioned in left upper corner of keyboard, consists of two electrically independent, but mechanically connected parts, where doubled key has shape of "U" letter with stretched width, and is oriented across other key rows and provided with two transition pointers in form of arrows or triangles directed oppositely.

EFFECT: reduced dimensions of keyboard, saving of accumulator power.

2 cl, 6 dwg

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