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pangram alternative keyboard

Round pangram alternative to querty rows
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Actually this was the idea for which I was on hb this morning, but got sidetracked, forgot it and wrote two other stupid ideas.

Pangrams are sentences like:

O! Y G ST! PJ 404? C in Ur DK VW B4!! L! 2Ez / 2m2h? - 411 FAQ! 10x

Or: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

The idea is that you make continuous triangles to write the words. So to write the quick fox you start in the right corner 3:30 T, and move your hand over the "mouse pad" circle, down left to 8:00 H up, just over the corner 12:30 E,

4 Q, 8:30 U, 1 I, 5:30 C, 10 K

2:30 B, 7 R, 11:30 o, 4 w, 8:30 n

etc.

I suppose after writing a few words with this, it would be extremely speedy. letters that are not usually used can be lumped together, and maybe also be a bit further out, so you have to be more careful , and common letters could have a larger "hit space" so that you can quickly write "sloppily".

pashute, Jul 26 2012

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       Just to make sure I'm on the right track: Are you suggesting that instead of arranged in three rows, the letter keys be arranged in a large circle?
phundug, Jul 26 2012
  

       No keyboard, just a touchpad. The letters are arranged in a circle. So most words have easy to remember shapes and tilts.   

       This is halfbakery, so the other half still has to be fine tuned.
pashute, Jul 26 2012
  

       If you could cut that down to this "weird, strange, boring, tea, it's raining, seemed like a good idea at the time, bugger" you'd have virtually all you need for a British English keyboard..
not_morrison_rm, Jul 27 2012
  

       //The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.// - a sentence which doesn't contain the letter "s". Are you sure you didn't mean "Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz"?
hippo, Jul 27 2012
  

       We first read this as "Pagan keyboard" … runes ?
8th of 7, Jul 27 2012
  
      
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