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SlideIT™ - User Guide
v INTRODUCTION v SLIDING v GENERAL TAPPING o GREEN MODE o RED MODE v TAPPING SPECIAL CHARACTERS v TAPPING SINGLE LETTERS v ADD NEW WORDS INTO THE DICTIONARY v LARGE DICTIONARY UPDATES v DELETING WORDS v SECOND CHOICE SOLUTIONS v GRAFFITI MODE v SAVE v CORRECTIONS v ABBREVIATIONS

INTRODUCTION The SlideIT keyboard enables faster and more accurate text input on touch-screen devices using the stylus. It is provided with powerful prediction, disambiguation and Sliding modes; the combination of these features enables the user after a very short period of training to enjoy and to reach an efficiency which cannot be obtained with other input methods.

SLIDING Sliding function is by placing the stylus onto the key of the keyboard that corresponds to the first character of a word, sliding the stylus to subsequent keys corresponding to subsequent characters of a word, and lifting the stylus from the keyboard producing a bi-dimensional input pattern.

In the above example, the user writes the word “input”. The red pattern represents the path of the stylus on the keyboard. The sliding method is very efficient for small (generally 7 letters or less) and frequently used words. Very quickly the user learns the patterns of the words he writes frequently, the trajectory can be inaccurate and therefore less concentration is required. There is no need to tap on the Space key at the end of the word as the space is automatically generated when the user lifts the stylus. Mistakes due to double letters are avoided, because the trajectory of words like ‘ofice’ or ‘office’ are identical and therefore the system will display only the words existing in the dictionary namely ‘office’. The Sliding mode does not differentiate between ‘STEEP’ and ‘STEP’ and both solution are provided.

GENERAL TAPPING Two modes are provided: GREEN MODE. (default) which allows strong inaccuracies; provides sliding, disambiguation and prediction features. RED MODE. This mode inhibits all the keyboard functions; it is mainly intended to accurately write characters and write and update words that do not already appear in the dictionary.

GREEN MODE This is the default mode; in this mode the user can use a combination of tapping and sliding. When tapping, the user can click on the approximate location of the wanted character. On the bottom left of the keyboard, the most likely candidate letter is displayed in a region called: the indicator. At the central part of the keyboard in a region called the banner, a word in white is generally displayed.

This word is the most likely solution corresponding to the stroke number done by the user ( 2 strokes correspond to 2 letters 3 strokes to 3 letters etc,) When the user press on a disambiguation key (Space, Comma, Period or Enter), the banner word (if it exits) is displayed in the editor and second choice solutions are displayed at the left of the keyboard. The banner word is not in all the cases the solution the user has in mind, for instance when the user intends to tap the word ‘thus’ the banner word will likely be ‘this’, however when the user will tap on space ‘thus’ will be displayed as a second choice solution. When no solutions are satisfactory, this can happen because the word doesn’t exist in the dictionary (and the user has the option to UPDATE it) or if this is due to a tapping error, in that case click on the ‘DL-W’ key which deletes the created word and start again. When there is no banner word, it is the indicator content which is printed. The back-space key allows deleting the last character. The DL-W (Delete last word) key allows deleting the last word. Both keys delete first the indicator. When this latter is empty it deletes the last character (back-space) or the last word (DL-W) figuring in the editor. When more than two letters are tapped, predictive candidate words are displayed on the left part of the keyboard. (SECOND CHOICE SOLUTIONS) After a disambiguation key is clicked, second choice solutions are displayed on the left part of the keyboard (SECOND CHOICE SOLUTIONS).

RED MODE

In order to move to this mode click on the green circle; the colour of the circle then becomes red. In order to revert to the Green Mode, click again on the red circle. In Red Mode; sliding, disambiguation and predictions are disabled and the keyboard reacts as a normal keyboard. This mode is intended to enter words which do not exist in the dictionary.

TAPPING SPECIAL CHARACTERS Click on the top key Click on the top key are displayed. a layout of symbols becomes available. a layout of numbers as well as the four directional arrows

TAPPING SINGLE LETTERS Sliding cannot be used for single letters. Just tap on the letter and next tap on space or alternatively tap on the letter and slide the next word: the system will automatically creates a space between the letter and the word

ADD NEW WORDS INTO THE DICTIONARY if a word is selected on the editor a dialog box will be opened. When no Tap on the top key words are selected the word composed with the letters located in the indicator (at the bottom left of the keyboard) is the candidate for updating. Finally, when working with the red mode the last clicked word before a space is also candidate for updating. When the user clicks ‘Ok’ on the dialogue box, the new word will be then updated with a high frequency of use. Note, that this change is not definitive; when a soft reset of the device is performed, the former dictionary will be still in use. In order to make this change final, the user has to click on the top key Save . The user can update words containing non alphabetical characters; however the first and last letters have to be alphabetical. The list of the allowed characters are: $, %, &, ’, -, .,/ ,@, \,_, €, ~, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and À,Á,Â,Ã,Ä,Ç,È,É,Ê,Ë,Î,Ï,Ò,Ó, Ô,Ö,Ü,Û,Œ, à,á,â,ä,æ,ç,è,é,ê,ë,î,ï,ò,ó,ô,õ,ù,ú,û,ü,characters. When the user slide or tap a dictionary word which contains some non standard (but allowed) characters, he simply has to ignore them and the recognized or predicted word will be nevertheless edited with its special characters. Words composed with a single letter such BB or BBB cannot be updated.

LARGE DICTIONARY UPDATES The user has the possibility to quickly introduce a large number of new words in the dictionary or even to use his own made dictionary. In order to do that a file containing the new words should be created (it can be done on a PC and next moved to the device). The user has to open the file and select all its content. Next click on the tap key . A dialogue box will be opened, when the user taps on OK the massive update is performed. Note that the maximum length of the selected text is 1000 characters.

DELETE WORDS FROM DICTIONARY Tap on the top key if a word is selected on the editor it will be deleted from the dictionary. When no words are selected the last word of the editor is candidate for deletion. A dialogue box will be opened: when the user clicks ‘Ok’ the word will be then erased. Note, that this change is not permanent; when a soft reset of the device is performed, the former dictionary will be still in use. In order to make this change final, the user has to click on the top key Save .

SECOND CHOICE SOLUTIONS Second choice solutions are displayed at the keyboard left location. Tap at the chosen word, in order to enter a solution in the editor. The first choice solution will be erased from the editor and instead the chosen word will be displayed. The predictive mode works only after the third letter of a word is tapped. It then gives the most likely solutions having 5 letters or more. For the fourth letter, solutions will have six letters or more, etc.. When the user taps the keyboard area to input a new letter, solutions are deleted and a new array of

solutions corresponding to the addition of the last letter is displayed. When a solution is tapped, it is displayed on the editor and the user can change this choice by tapping on the left side of any other solution area. The disambiguating mode is activated when space, comma or period are clicked. The first choice solution is automatically displayed on the editor. Symbol ’ does not count as a character, as an example to print I’ll the user has to press three times ‘I’ + ‘l’ + ‘l’)

GRAFFITI MODE

The left part of the screen is intended for a patented homemade graffiti. Many special characters are graffiti supported; this means that the user could use the graffiti area in order to generate characters without losing time in changing layouts. 31 Characters are supported:

0 &

1 ! ,

2 ? “

3 @

4 /

5 \

6 *

7 (

8 )

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Space

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+

=

#

For “!”, “?” start with the top and then draw the dot below the symbol. The following characters belong to the upper region only (above the dashed line): ‘ (Single quote) “ (Double quote) - (Menus), = Equal # cross hatch + Plus The following characters belong to the bottom region only (below the dashed line): , (Comma) ;(Semi colon) (Space) ( Back-Space) Space is generated by a horizontal line digitized from left to right (lower region). Back-Space is generated by a horizontal line digitized from right to left (lower region).

+ is generated by crossing a vertical line with a horizontal line (or the opposite) in the upper region.
* is generated with two crossing diagonal lines.
# is generated by crossing a “=” with a “/” : is generated by drawing 2 points one below the other. All the digits are unistroke with the exception of “4” “5” and “7” which can be double strokes.

When predictive solutions are displayed in red in the left part of the keyboard and when the user wants to create graffiti symbols, he can do that only in below pink region. In this situation the system will interpret any move in the left region as a second choice solution selection; this solution will consequently be displayed in the editor! The situation is different after a disambiguation when solutions are displayed in black, in this case the system will distinguish between a click and a graffiti motion, however even in this case, a dot, comma or quote graffiti symbols should be done in the pink region.

SAVE When the user deletes or introduces new words in the dictionary the change is immediately executed. However the dictionary is not updated. This means that every time the user performs a soft reset, the original dictionary is loaded and the previous memory is erased. In order to make the above corrections permanent the user has to save it by tapping the key ‘SAVE’ .

CORRECTIONS At any moment the user can select on any word of the editor. The System will then compute alternative solutions which correspond to the selected word. When one of those solutions is tapped, the selected word is changed accordingly.

ABBREVIATIONS These are abbreviations which are frequently used. As an example PCM means ‘Please call me’. In order to activate a shortcut the user has to tap (or to slide) the abbreviation's characters and after that the key SPACE. At the left in the second-choice area the expanded abbreviation will appear in red and italic. The user has to tap the short cut area and the words corresponding to the abbreviation will be displayed in the editor.

**The list of the abbreviation existing initially on the dictionary: (A-Z)
A AAK ADN AFAIK AFAIR AFK ASAP AT ATB ATM ATW AVDB AWHFY AYOR B BBFE BBFN BBL BBN BBS BCDHM BF BG BH BHL BIL BION BK BMHWB BRB BTDT BTW BWL BY C CB CIBM CM CMI CMM COFR CONP CP CPF CSG CU CUBLR CUIAL CUL CUT CWYL CYRBOS CYRBRO CYRH CYRMA CYROFIS CYRPA CYRSIS CYRWF D DAE DAK DK DLYVM DOM DON DPWM DTRT DUR DUZ DUZNT DWBH DWIM DYSWIS call me Call Me change my mind cry out for revenge continued on next page chat post Can pigs fly? chuckle, snicker, grin See You Call You Back Later see you in another live see you later see you tomorrow chat with you later Call Your Boss Call Your Brother Call Your Husband Call Your Mother Call Your Office Call Your Father Call Your Sister Call Your Wife

asleep at keyboard any day now As far as I know as far as I recall away from keyboard as soon as possible always tomorrow All The Best at the moment at the weekend Alles van die beste Are we having fun yet? at your own risc

bye bye forever bye bye for now be back later bye bye now be back soon be careful, don't hurt me boyfriend big grin blockhead Be Home Late Boss Is Listening believe it or not big kiss be my hot-water bottle be right back been there by the way bursting with laughter busy

call back Could it be magic?

dreams are empty dead at keyboard don't know don't like you very much dirty old man Doing don't play with me do the right thing Do you remember? does doesn't don't worry be happy do what I mean do you see what I see

CID E EMSG EOD EOL ETEG F FLCH FMM FOAC FTF FTL FTT FUD FWIW FYA FYE FYEO FYI G GA GAGA GAL GF GFN GIGO GLGH GLIW GMBA GMTA GOK GOOML GOWI GRR GTG GTSY GUDLUK

crying in disgrace H HABU HAGN HAND HANT HB HBTU HF HHIS HSIK HTH HUH HUMM I IAC IC ICCL IGP IGTP IHA IHU IITRT IK IKU ILU IMHO IMO IMPOV IMTNG IOW IRL IWALU J JAD JAM JAS JFF JFI

E-mail Message end of discussion end of lecture ear to ear grin

feels like coming home fresh my mind fall over an cry face to face faster than light free to talk? fear, uncertainty, doubt for what it's worth for your amusement for your entertainment for your eyes only For Your Information

have a better un' have a good night have a nice day have a nice time happy birthday happy birthday to you have fun hanging head in shame how should I know hope that helps have you heard? hope you miss me

go ahead go amused, go amazed get a life girlfriend gone for now garbage in, garbage out good luck, good hunting got lost in web giggling my butt off great minds think alike God only knows get out of my life get on with it angry got to go glad to see you Good Luck

in any case I see I couldn't care less I gotta pee I got the power I hate abbreviations I hate you it is the right time I know I kill you I love you in my humble opinion in my opinion in my point of view In Meeting in other words in real life I will always love you

just another day just a minute just a second just for fun just for information

JHB JK JMO JTLYK K KC KISS KIT KMS KOTC KOTL KUTGW L LDN LG LHM LHU LMHO LMK LOL LTM LTNS LUTA LY LYN M MC MG MOF MT MTE MTF MU

Johannesburg just kidding just my opinion just to let you know

keep cool keep it simple,stupid keep in touch killing me softly kiss on the cheek kiss on the lips keep up the good work

N NA NAGI NC NE NES NITING NP NRG NRN NSN NT NU NUFN NWO O OFU OIC OK OL OM ONNA OOSOOM OTOH OTT OTTOMH P PC PCM PCME PDS PLS PLZ PM PMFJI PMP POAHF

no access not a good idea no comment any never ending story Anything no problem energy no reply necessary never say never no trust need you nothing no way out

London lovely greetings Lord help me Lord help us laughing my head off let me know lots of love laughing to myself long time no see let us talking again love you lying

only for you oh, I see okay Ol' Lady (wife) Ol' Man (husband) oh no!, not again! out of sight, out of mind on the other hand over the top off the top of my head

Merry Christmas many greetings matter of fact empty my thoughts exactly more to follow miss you

private chat please call me Please Call Me Please, don't shoot! please Please private message pardon me for jumping in peed my pants put on a happy face

RL PTL PUKS Q QSL QSO QT R RE RGDS RL RLAD RUCMNG RUOK S SC SFETE SHOPN SNU SO SOL SOT SOTMG SPK SRY SWAK SWL SYS T TA TAC TAF THX TILII TIME TMS TNT

Parents Are Listening praise the Lord Pick Up Kids

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PPL TOY TP TSLI TTYL TUVM TXT U UAD UBD UMMC UMML UOK UR USU V VBG

people thinking of you turn pale To slideIt is to love it! talk to you later thank you very much text

regarding Regards real life read, love and die Are You Coming Are You OK?

you are drunk user brain damage you make me crazy you make me laugh you okay? your usually

very big grin

stay cool smiling from ear to ear shopping sender needs you significant other sooner or later short of time short of time must go Speak sorry sealed with a kiss screaming with laughter see you soon

W WB WFU WMF WN WOT WRU WT WTH WUWH X XLNT Y YAFIYGI YBL YG YL YM YR

welcome back waiting for you works for me when What Where are you? without thinking What the hell? wish you were here

Excellent

thanks again times are changing that's all folks Thanks tell it like it is tears in my eyes touch my soul till next time

you ask for it you got it You'll be sorry! young gentleman young lady you mean Your