FS#10872 - Improve the usability of the virtual keyboard

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Johannes Schwarz (Ubuntuxer) - Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 14:28 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category User Interface
Status New
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 3.4
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


I have started an discussion about the virtual keyboard in the mailing list.

In my opinion the text_editor's control should be similar to the calculator:
- use the whole screen (no tiny font)
- support for touchscreen (raster map)
- separate characters into categories

I adjust the calculator plugin to show my concept.
This task depends upon

Comment by Teruaki Kawashima (teru) - Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 15:10 GMT
> text_editor's control should be similar to the calculator
please don't mix text_editor and virtual keyboard. there is no point to make text_editor similar calculator.

> use the whole screen (no tiny font).
If you load a customized kbd file you can use user font (it won't be tiny).
check the wiki for more info:

And I disagree removing support for non-ASCII characters.
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 21:28 GMT
If you change text_editor please change text_editor, don't post a diff which only creates a new text_editor. It's impossible to see any differences from your diff.