Toki pona keyboard

Signs and symbols: Writing systems (hieroglyphs, nail writing) and Signed Toki Pona; unofficial scripts too
Signoj kaj simboloj: Skribsistemoj (hieroglifoj, ungoskribado) kaj la Tokipona Signolingvo; ankaŭ por neoficialaj skribsistemoj
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Toki pona keyboard

Postby janMato » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:50 pm

tokipona keyboard.jpg


This seems to be a language suitable for one handed typing. (F keys are F1, F2, F10, F11, F12-- #$%^&*() are missing.)

Can I has manufacturer?

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby janKipo » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:28 pm

Probably want a little rearrangement for efficient typing - or we might want to just get full word keys -- or at least syllabic ones.

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby Ose » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:54 pm

pona!

There was something like this on the TP LiveJournal a while ago: http://community.livejournal.com/tokipona/22605.html
mi ken kepeken e toki pona e toki Kinla e toki Inli

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby janMato » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:47 pm

Ose wrote:pona!

There was something like this on the TP LiveJournal a while ago: http://community.livejournal.com/tokipona/22605.html


Ah, so WETUIOP is now the standard. TOWAK just can't get a break.

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby janKipo » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:03 pm

So what would be the most efficient keyboard for tp -- alphabetic and syllabic?
(How have we missed this for the last two years?)

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby janMato » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:30 pm

janKipo wrote:So what would be the most efficient keyboard for tp -- alphabetic and syllabic?
(How have we missed this for the last two years?)


Tp is cv-cv-cv etc. So all the vowels should be under one hand and most the consonants under the other. The number of possible syllables would mean lots of keys and lots of distance for fingers to travel, where as with an alphabet 8/14, 57% of the letters are on home keys.

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby jan-ante » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:15 pm

janMato wrote:
Can I has manufacturer?

i suggest you to design a keypad for mobile phone

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby janMato » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:02 pm

jan-ante wrote:
janMato wrote:
Can I has manufacturer?

i suggest you to design a keypad for mobile phone


This actually works better than the English equivallent, which tends to lose information as 24 characters get compress to 10. Tokipona only needs to go from 14 to 10 symbols.

0=o
1=L,I
2=J (um, because 2 was left over)
3=E,W (rotated)
4=n (upside down)
5=S
6=a (mirror image)
7=t (missing half of serif)
8=K (K with an extra top and bottom)
9=p (mirror image)
177=m
17=n
11=u

171-11-51731317-5117 (Pager code usually use dash instead of space)

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby jan-ante » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:52 am

janMato wrote: 177=m

3 digits for 1 letter is not a good idea. using this system http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/mushisan/tokipona.gif (link by rdmiller) one can have 1 digit for 1 letter

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Re: Toki pona keyboard

Postby janKipo » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:29 pm

But that system is ambiguous without a vowel/consonant shifter. So some letter will take two strokes (and so attention should therefore be taken of frequency factors). The full tele pad, with * and #, should be adequate to even include punctuation. Though maybe not quite enough for the biliteral telegraphy.


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