0732646-A2 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 4 patents.

Texts including required message are entered with a small number of keys such as those of a cellular telephone. In this case. a conversion table is unnecessary and the number of key operations is reduced. The number of input characters or input character strings composed by sequentially selecting one from a plurality of alphabets distributed to sequentially entered keys is relevant to the number of operation keys (N) raised to the number of distributed character (M) power (=NM) including meaningless characters or character strings and, with respect to these, character conversion is executed by referring to a dictionary means, through the operation of the conversion/next candidate key. The dictionary means stores numeric strings and words of meaningful characters or character strings among the said characters and character strings.

Title
Character input device and method
Application Number
EP19960103958 19960313
Publication Number
0732646 (A2)
Application Date
March 13, 1996
Publication Date
September 18, 1996
Inventor
Riley John
JP
Sasaki Katsunari
JP
Nannichi Toshihiko
JP
Inoue Nobuhiro
JP
Iwaki Jitsu
JP
Nose Toshiro
JP
Kisaichi Kazuhiro
JP
Assignee
Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co
JP
IPC
G06F 03/023
H04M 11/06
H04M 01/274
G06F 03/023
H04M 11/06
H04M 01/2745
G06F 03/023
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