Title : Apparatus and Method for Inputting Alphabet Characters
This Invention shows that a target word or phrase can be inputted effectively using an index and applying a full input method(FIM). Moreover, this invention shows an example in which a (language restricted) concurrent input methos(CIM) is applied effectively. In addition, this invention purposes an inputting various characters by combination of a long stroke of a specific button and a repeat stroke of the specific button, or by combination of a long stroke of a specific button and a repeat stroke of a control button.
Main Claim : A method for inputting characters from a keypad having a number of buttons to which at least one or more characters or controls are assigned, the method comprising the steps of: (a) recognizing selection of the button to which the alphabet characters are assigned; (b) comparing an input value with a full code stored in an index of a system according to a full input method(FIM); and (c) recognizing a word or phrase, in which the input value corresponds with the full code of the index, as a target word or phrase.