#2188: Dextroustext

Which words are the easiest to type for a person using only one hand?

Every word in a dictioanry could be evaluated in terms of the total distance one’s hand has to move to type it, if you are doing it with only one finger (There might even be a slightly different calculation based on a user’s average finger length).

Words could then be ordered according to how much finger movement distance was required to type each of them in.

A keyboard user would then be able to use this scale to influence their autosuggest function (on the basis that they will probably want to type the easiest version of any given word).

One Comment:

  1. Actually, it might be quite useful to make such an evaluation of finger distance for an experienced professional typist, so that autosuggest would offer even these gifted folk the easiest word to type.

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