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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Typing:
  • History of typing
  • Techniques
  • Typing software (perhaps create a subarticle typing software?)
  • Add more references (esp. citation needed points)
Priority 4

Speech recognition #2?[edit]

Is speech recognition really the number-two method of entering text into computers? What about handwriting recognition? With the increase in popularity of handheld computing devices, handwriting recognition should give speech recognition a run for its money. —Bkell 22:52, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Speech is much faster than typing, which is in turn much faster than writing, so it's not really much of a competitor. The only reason speech to text is worth researching is that we can never type as fast as we can speak. Only a poor typist however can write faster than they can type, and a few hours practice will quickly remedy that. Richard001 08:27, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
It doesn't matter which one we think is faster. We shouldn't say that one is more popular than another unless we have statistics to back that up. I'm removing the statement from the article. Jobarts-Talk 04:35, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Animation[edit]

I don't know how to do it, but the graphic should only flash a couple times

I'm not sure if that can be done. It's a rather annoying image, though not so bad now that the article is long enough to scroll down from it. The other problem with it is the shameless self reference, replete with Wikipedia link. Richard001 09:16, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
I find the animation annoying, as well. Could it be slowed down? Also, the letters jump a bit, and as you noted, the self-reference is needless. Jobarts-Talk 04:27, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
It's both annoying and pointless. The image shows text appearing letter by letter, and for some reason jumping around... that is not typing, that is just a screen forming a word. I'll remove it. Remy B 15:51, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Variations on "hunt and peck"[edit]

I personally don't hunt and peck. I just peck. I use mostly my index and middle fingers to type, but I have mastered the keyboard in the sense that I am able to type while looking at the monitor and make relatively few mistakes because I pretty much know where the keys are. It's sort of a morph between touch typing and hunt-and-peck typing. I really don't know. Is there a name for this, or do I just have my own technique? Jaredt  22:34, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Dunno about a name, but many, many people (including me) type in that fashion. I can actually type pretty dang quick if I know what I'm typing (a bit harder when transcribing) with just my two index fingers plus a few other fingers (notably my thumbs for the space bar). --Viper007Bond 12:36, 9 September 2007 (UTC)cool!

Doctors Hunt, and Peck PH.D.[edit]

Document the joke about it being a method developed by Drs. Hunt & Peck. Jidanni (talk) 00:19, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

The wikipedia is not a trivia database. 96.50.131.77 (talk) 15:01, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Broken link?[edit]

The link to Touch Typing at the bottom of the screen doesn't quite work - it takes you to a page that says that no such article exists, and to edit that nonexistant page or create one. Shouldn't it link to the following adress? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch_typing Kryssel 15:37, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

(Redirected from Hunt and peck typing)[edit]

There seems to be no page on Hunt and Peck typing. When you click on a link to Hunt and Peck typing in redirects to this page which as no info on it, only another link. 75.8.47.177 14:53, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

New category[edit]

I have created a new category Category:Typing software. A lot of the articles are of questionable notability. I have also suggested we have an article on typing software on the to-do list, though I notice people seem to habitually ignore these lists. Richard001 (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Source document?[edit]

The sections of this article that discuss typing methods really need to be rewritten to not mention "source documents", which seems kind of anachronistic. I imagine that most typing these days is not done from any source document. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mkehrt (talkcontribs) 05:50, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


Incorrect (or confusing) formula for Total Error Rate?[edit]

Apologies if that is not the right place to post that. The formula for "Total Error Rate" at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typing#Total_error_rate is confusing, if not incorrect. It uses an unexpected "right side column AF". Not being knowledgeable in the field, I am unable to correct the formula, unfortunately. I hope an expert can attend to that. Thanks in advance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Taibr (talkcontribs) 01:28, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Swype[edit]

If thumbing is in this article, then using the Swype keyboard (in a nutshell, tracing over the letters on an onscreen keyboard and using recognition technology to identify the word) should also be here. [[1]] Wikipedian192 (talk) 20:49, 2 October 2011 (UTC) Swype is amazing.

Hawking[edit]

I am just a reader of this article, I have no experience with Wikipedia article building but I feel that the section mentioning about Stephen Hawking's typing style is irrelevant and/or just put within the article as uninteresting fact about him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.99.27.209 (talk) 16:25, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

seconded.122.61.157.138 (talk) 23:48, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

To do[edit]

What is this nonsense? There doesn't seem to be an easy way of removing it either 122.61.157.138 (talk) 23:48, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

actually i did it after all.122.61.157.138 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:21, 23 April 2013 (UTC)