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At 4:21 pm -0400 25/4/02, Jeffrey Henning wrote:
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>Have you thought about having a goal of making sure the words are easy to
>type?

Well only in the sense of avoiding use of shift-key.

>Herman Miller and I have been bouncing ideas off each other about what makes
>a specific word easier to type than another -- important for a brief script
>in today's world.  Obviously, words that start on the home keys are easier,
>words that repeat a letter are easier, but beyond that while we have come up
>with some algorithms we don't have anything definitive.  It should be
>possible to write a script to give a word a score based on its letters.

Looks like another complication. Probably one needs to consider ease of use
in text-messages on mible phones.

>BTW, when are you coming to the States next?

Dunno - my daughter lectures at McGill in Montreal now.  We were there last
October.

Ray.


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