GB2456371A - Handheld electronic device having multiple-axis input device and selectable language indicator for language selection and associated method - Google Patents

Handheld electronic device having multiple-axis input device and selectable language indicator for language selection and associated method Download PDF

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GB2456371A
GB2456371A GB0822166A GB0822166A GB2456371A GB 2456371 A GB2456371 A GB 2456371A GB 0822166 A GB0822166 A GB 0822166A GB 0822166 A GB0822166 A GB 0822166A GB 2456371 A GB2456371 A GB 2456371A
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Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
Zaheen Somani
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    • G06F15/02Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general manually operated with input through keyboard and computation using a built-in program, e.g. pocket calculators
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    • G06F3/02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
    • G06F3/023Arrangements for converting discrete items of information into a coded form, e.g. arrangements for interpreting keyboard generated codes as alphanumeric codes, operand codes or instruction codes
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    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor
    • G06F3/0354Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
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    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
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    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
    • H04M1/725Cordless telephones
    • H04M1/72519Portable communication terminals with improved user interface to control a main telephone operation mode or to indicate the communication status
    • H04M1/72522With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality
    • H04M1/72547With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality with interactive input/output means for internally managing multimedia messages
    • H04M1/72552With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality with interactive input/output means for internally managing multimedia messages for text messaging, e.g. sms, e-mail
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2250/00Details of telephonic subscriber devices
    • H04M2250/58Details of telephonic subscriber devices including a multilanguage function
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    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2250/00Details of telephonic subscriber devices
    • H04M2250/70Details of telephonic subscriber devices methods for entering alphabetical characters, e.g. multi-tap or dictionary disambiguation

Abstract

A method of enabling input into a handheld electronic device comprises detecting as an ambiguous input an actuation of one or more input members, employing an operative input method language to output a number of objects that are selectable and that each comprise at least a portion of a language object that corresponds with the ambiguous input, outputting at a location adjacent the number of objects an indicator representative of an operative input method language, detecting an input from a multiple-axis input device as being a selection input with respect to the indicator and, responsive thereto, enabling a selection of an alternate input method language as the operative input method language.
GB0822166A 2006-11-10 2007-11-09 Handheld electronic device having multiple-axis input device and selectable language indicator for language selection and associated method Active GB2456371B (en)

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EP20060123888 EP1921836A1 (en) 2006-11-10 2006-11-10 Handheld electronic device having selectable language indicator for language selection and method therefor
US11831509 US8069029B2 (en) 2006-11-10 2007-07-31 Handheld electronic device having multiple-axis input device and selectable language indicator for language selection, and associated method
PCT/CA2007/002020 WO2008055358A1 (en) 2006-11-10 2007-11-09 Handheld electronic device having multiple-axis input device and selectable language indicator for language selection, and associated method

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