JP2004348695A - Character input device of small personal digital assistant, and input method thereof - Google Patents

Character input device of small personal digital assistant, and input method thereof Download PDF

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JP2004348695A
JP2004348695A JP2003180316A JP2003180316A JP2004348695A JP 2004348695 A JP2004348695 A JP 2004348695A JP 2003180316 A JP2003180316 A JP 2003180316A JP 2003180316 A JP2003180316 A JP 2003180316A JP 2004348695 A JP2004348695 A JP 2004348695A
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Keiju Ihara
桂樹 井原
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a character input device and input method thereof which enable to input one character by one time simple operation even on a small personal digital assistant on which a sufficient number of keys to input characters cannot be arranged. <P>SOLUTION: In this device, the sliding direction of a fingertip on the surface of the input key is detected. The character input device body 1 is constituted by arranging only necessary number of input key areas 2 having touch sensor function and assigned one of character groups 3. The touch sensors may be independent for every input areas, or one touch sensor may be used dividing into a plurality of input key areas. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2005,JPO&NCIPI

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【0001】 [0001]
【発明の属する技術分野】 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
本発明は、十分な数の文字入力用キーを配置することができない小型携帯端末上でも、1回の単純な動作で1文字の入力を可能にする文字入力装置及びその入力方法に関するものである。 The present invention also on well can not be disposed of the number of keys for character input small portable terminal, to a character input device and method inputs to allow a character input by a simple operation of the single .
【0002】 [0002]
【従来の技術】 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
小型携帯端末は、そのスペース的な制約のため、文字入力に十分な数のキーを配置することができない。 Small portable terminal, because of the space constraints, it is not possible to place a sufficient number of the key to the character input. そのため従来は、同じキーを押すごとに「あ→い→う→え→お→ぁ→ぃ→ぅ→ぇ→ぉ」のように変化させて確定させる方式が一般的であった。 Therefore the prior art, a method is changed in finalizing such as "Oh → have → cormorant → e → your → § → I → U → tut → per cent" Each time you press the same key were common.
【0003】 [0003]
【発明が解決しようとする課題】 [Problems that the Invention is to Solve
したがって目的の文字によって1回から10回のキー押し下げ動作を行う必要があり、文字入力時間や入力者の疲労を増大させる要因となっていた。 Therefore it is necessary to perform 10 times of the key depressed behavior from one depending on the purpose of the letter, it has been a factor to increase the fatigue of the character input time and input person.
【0004】 [0004]
【課題を解決するための手段】 In order to solve the problems]
本発明は、入力キー表面での指先の滑り方向を検出することにより、上記の課題を解決したものである。 The present invention, by detecting a slip direction of the fingertip on the input key surface is obtained by solving the above problems.
【0005】 [0005]
【発明の実施の形態】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
本発明の文字入力装置本体1は、文字グループ3が割り当てられた、タッチセンサ機能を有する入力キー領域2を、必要な数だけ配置して構成する。 The character input device main body 1 of the present invention, the character Group 3 is assigned, the input key regions 2 having a touch sensor function is constructed by arranging a necessary number.
【0006】 [0006]
タッチセンサは、入力キー領域ごとに独立していても良いし、1枚のタッチセンサを複数の入力キー領域で分割して利用しても良い。 The touch sensor may be independent for each input key regions, may be used to divide a single touch sensor in the plurality of input keys area.
【0007】 [0007]
各入力キー領域内またはその周囲に、その領域に割り当てられた文字グループに含まれる文字の一覧を、その文字を確定するために設定した角度と同じ方位に表示する。 Each input key area or around, to display a list of characters included in the character group assigned to that region, in the same orientation as the angle set in order to determine the character. またその角度を示す方向指示線4を表示すると、入力者にとって文字を確定する方向が、視覚的に一層わかりやすくなる。 Further, when displaying a direction indication line 4 indicating the angular direction to determine the character for input person, visually it becomes more understandable.
【0008】 [0008]
次に具体的な入力方法を示す。 Next shows the specific input method.
入力者は目的の文字が含まれている入力キー領域内で、下記のいずれかの動作を行う。 Input user input key region that contains the desired character, do one of the following operations.
(イ)キーの表面で、目的の文字を指し示す方向指示線と平行な方向に、指を直線的に滑らせる。 The surface of (b) key, in a direction parallel to the direction indication line pointing to the desired character, sliding the finger linearly.
(ロ)キーの表面を、目的の文字を指し示す方向指示線と平行な方向に軽くこするように叩く。 (B) the surface of the key, tapping as lightly rubbing in a direction parallel to the direction indication line pointing to the desired character.
端末側は最初に指が触れた点から、離された点までの距離と角度を計算し、その距離が一定以上であれば、その角度に一番近い角度が設定されている文字をディスプレイに表示する。 From the viewpoint terminal side which first touched finger, the distance and angle to a point which is spaced calculated, if the distance is constant or more, the character closest angle the angle is set to a display indicate.
【0009】 [0009]
【発明の効果】 【Effect of the invention】
小型携帯端末上でも、1回の単純な動作で1文字の入力ができるようになるため、長文も素早く入力することができ、またその際の疲労も軽減される。 Even on small form factor devices, because that will allow one character input by a simple operation of the single, long sentence also can enter quickly, also is reduced fatigue that time.
【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
【図1】本発明の正面図である。 1 is a front view of the present invention.
【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS
1 文字入力装置本体2 入力キー領域3 文字グループ4 方向指示線 1 character input unit body 2 input key region 3 character group 4 direction indication line

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  1. 文字入力用の各キー表面が、物が触れていることと、その座標を検出することができるタッチセンサ機能を有する小型携帯端末用の文字入力装置。 Each key surfaces for character input, a character input device for small portable terminal having a the object is touching, the touch sensor function capable of detecting the coordinates.
  2. 1個の文字入力キーに複数の文字が割り当てられていても、1回の単純な動作で任意の文字を確定できる入力方法。 It is assigned more than one character to one of the character input keys, input method any character can be determined in a simple one operation.
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KR100749557B1 (en) * 2006-06-17 2007-08-08 박노수 Data input apparatus
WO2008032996A1 (en) * 2006-09-15 2008-03-20 No-Soo Park Data input apparatus
CN101859214A (en) * 2009-04-06 2010-10-13 索尼公司 Input device and input processing method using the same
US8018441B2 (en) 2007-06-11 2011-09-13 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Character input apparatus and method for automatically switching input mode in terminal having touch screen
USRE45694E1 (en) 2007-06-11 2015-09-29 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Character input apparatus and method for automatically switching input mode in terminal having touch screen

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
KR100749557B1 (en) * 2006-06-17 2007-08-08 박노수 Data input apparatus
WO2008032996A1 (en) * 2006-09-15 2008-03-20 No-Soo Park Data input apparatus
US8018441B2 (en) 2007-06-11 2011-09-13 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Character input apparatus and method for automatically switching input mode in terminal having touch screen
USRE45694E1 (en) 2007-06-11 2015-09-29 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Character input apparatus and method for automatically switching input mode in terminal having touch screen
CN101859214A (en) * 2009-04-06 2010-10-13 索尼公司 Input device and input processing method using the same

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