Re: Build 72


Hi Chanelle,

Now that I know you typed an emoji, that explains why I was seeing the space
followed by the two question marks. The error is on my end because I was
reading your email with Outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 computer and it doesn't
have the ability to display emojis, so never mind.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 72

Hi Alan,
Thank you for pointing out the strange text at the end of my sentence. I
think that I was trying to write the smiling face emoji, but I switched to
the iOS keyboard to do so since I really don't know in what contexts to use
the smiling face with sunglasses emoji. Yesterday, I also noticed the
strange text you observed, but I thought that it had to do with Microsoft
Outlook on my computer and the screen reader I was using.

On May 29, 2018, at 10:30, Alan Lemly <> wrote:

Kosta and Chanelle,

I wanted to point out something I noticed in Chanelle's post below that
I've also picked up in posts from others. The paragraph that ends with I
learn something new every day ends with a period but is then followed by a
space and two question marks. I don't know what behavior is causing this but
as I've said, I've seen it on other posts and if I'm remembering correctly,
I believe they were from Chuck Dean. This seems like a bug or if not,
something procedural that we users need to be aware of and adjust for if

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 72

Hi Kosta,
Thank you for replying to me. I tried dismissing the FlickType keyboard in
Messages, and sure enough, send is at the bottom right. I would not have
even thought of looking for it their because it's always above the letter p
when typing on the iOS keyboard. The "Go," "Search," and "Return," buttons
are always at the bottom right though. I learn something new every day. ??
I am also glad to hear that you will be able to add buttons to the
FlickType keyboard without making things too complicated for new users and
everyone in general. The reason why I made my requests also had to do with
our list discussion yesterday about manual typing and spacing. You have
always resolved FlickType difficulties in the past, and I am confident that
everything will work out just great.

On May 28, 2018, at 22:58, FlickType <> wrote:

Hi Chanelle, and thank you for the long and thoughtful post.

We definitely want to make finer text editing easier with FlickType, so
you can expect features such as moving the cursor by character as well as
deleting individual characters to be available soon. We will also work on
improving the current automatic spacing logic so that you'll have fewer
errors that need correcting to begin with. We are simply starting with the
basics, and proceeding slowly but surely with the rest of the expected

On the issue of the bottom row getting crammed as we add more keys, the
most likely option is to simply add back a fourth row and make the keyboard
feel almost identical to the iOS one when touch typing, but without
affecting the Flick Typing experience at all, ie you wouldn't have to worry
about accidentally hitting any control keys. This would also significantly
ease new users into the system, where each control key could also offer a
hint of how to invoke it using a gesture instead. Easing new users into the
system will be a big focus area for us in the near future.

In your email you mentioned, quote: "When dismissing FlickType, finding
and tapping the "Send" button is impossible without first double tapping the
text edit field in the Messages app". As far as I can tell, you can access
the "Send" button when the keyboard is dismissed: it's located at the very
bottom right corner. Please let me know if this doesn't work for you for
some reason.

Thank you,

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