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the virtual keyboard is not only software, but also a laser projected keyboard
- Isn't it projected keyboard? I'm removing the links to commercial sites about projected keyboard, as they are irrelevant.
other arrangements of keys
I've seen PDA software that shows little pictures of letters that one pokes at with a stylus, but the overall picture looks very different from a QWERTY or Dvorak keyboard. Should this virtual keyboard article talk about those kinds of "keyboards", or is there some other article that discusses them? (If there is some other article, please link this article to it).
A few examples of the kinds of PDA software I'm talking about:
- myKbd ATOMIK keyboard -- hexagonal "keys"; the most-frequent keys (space, 'e', 't', 'a', 'o', 'n', 's') clustered in the center of the keyboard.
- xkbd ?
- MessagEase Onscreen Keyboard (MEOK) (square layout)
- "Mini-Keyboard" (close to QWERTY layout, but with diamond-shaped keys)
- TouchMe On-Screen Keyboard: alphabetical order
- TouchMe: alphabetical order
- Curvette and Proximator keyboards: only displays consonants, then displays vowels after you choose a consonant -- use a "stroke" to enter a consonant and a vowel, or a shorthand-like path to enter an entire word.
- Quickwriting uses a "stroke" to enter a letter
- the Fitaly keyboard: the most-frequent keys ('e', 't', 'a', 'o', 'n', 'r') clustered in the center of the keyboard, with large spacebar.
- "The ultimate Soft Keyboard Roundup" lists more soft keyboards.
--184.108.40.206 04:16, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
- And what about Dasher? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 12:06, 12 April 2007 (UTC).
the virtual keyboard is a keyboard made out of light. it is not on-screen but it can be connected to a PDA and hand-helds etc. it provides a keyboard when it is hard to type on the one you have 18.104.22.168 19:25, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
I just merged On-screen keyboard to virtual keyboard. In the process I noticed that virtual keyboard (this article) is tagged with POV. What exactly is the POV issue here? Is it that someone believes projection keyboards should be discussed here? There are multiple ways to solve that issue. One solution in that both kinds of keyboards could be discussed here briefly, but that the users are referred to separate articles for further details. Superm401 - Talk 18:00, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Merging Virtual keyboard with On-screen keyboard had the unfortunate consequence that the importance for accessibility was seriously downplayed. The new section "External links" refers to sources that I plan to use for a new section on accessibility. --ChristopheS (talk) 19:12, 15 October 2009 (UTC)