Leet as a communication tool, a language, can be regard as a Pidgin developed on Internet with the following specific constrains.
As a cryptic code developed to adapt to the text filters or censorship from authorities.
As a slang developed to adapt to the public nature of Internet.
User may intended to limit the transparency of some information.
Since Leet is a language, it inherits the function to create password.
Text Input via Numeral Dialect of Leet
Oizea Type can be viewed as a numeral dialect of Leet that makes Leet more useful than just a slang. Numeral leet speak with Predictive_text technology can be an effective input method for cell phones.
I'm not a English native speaker, but I will do my best to catch the points.
NOKIA 5800 XpressMusic is publicly available today (2008/12/05) in Taiwan, one day earlier than Nokia's public announcement.
I came by the flash ship store in SinYi district, Taipei, and surprised that there was not as crowded as I imagined.
After waiting several minutes and observing a couple trying a demo sample, I bluntly interrupt their gaming session (yes, car racing) such that I can start my first impression about NOKIA 5800 XpressMusic.
There were tremendous advertising campaign even here in Taiwan, and I'm persuaded to buy one once it cames out. The reason is to please my wife at her birthday, a nice reason right? And the hidden agenda is developing input method (FPE) on S60 5th (if I can buy some time to "evaluate" it).
Even watched all the videos about 5800 and specifically focused on input, I still felt uncomfortable at first try to invoke the virtual keyboard.
The default input method for virtual numeric keypad is traditional ABC input, not T9 which rebranded as "Intelligent English Input". After switching to T9 and tried several "virtual" keypresses, I admitted that I'm not sold out yet.
Then I switched to full QWERTY in landscape view, I felt more home than previous mode. But this was only an illusion of home of QWERTY keyboard, where I should have to type effortlessly. The illusion comes from a misleading concept: the QWERTY experience can be transfered to mini-QWERTY without any pay. Hunt-and-peck on tiny screen is an energy drain, and the unpreventable typo recovery is even painful.
I also tried tiny virtual keyboard to gain larger working space, but almost claimed its inefficiency on both usability and joyfulness. My conclusion was that I won't pay my time on these mysterious tiny areas. Actually, I started to miss my 6120c with Oizea Type.
Numeric keypad typing has its "Investment Guarantee", you have to be familiar with dialing once you buy it, won't you? In the contrary, the mini-QWERTY skill you just trained cannot pass to another mini-QWERTY devices . Their size, key arrangement and feedback force are all new experience to your loyal "muscle memory". You have to teach your dog the old tricks once you change your working horse: the phone.
The virtual QWERTY keyboard is worse, it cannot be adapted by "muscle memory" and what you rely on is your precious brain power busily processing visual distractions.
The mini-QWERTY issues are interesting topics and I might discuss further at some other day.
The Following words cannot be typed swiftly as promised due to a porting issue.
Here is not an exhausted list, just a few annoying findings during our daily use.
c ( workaround typing sequence: 541[C] )
oh, say, cd
back, bank, guy, american, noodle, apple, race, consider.
To solve this issue, a dictionary module needs to be completely rewrite for next beta. So be patient and have a fun with current offering. A workaround is construct these words by syllables or ultimately letter by letter.
Typing Numerals After Switching On
Oizea Type is not on board immediately before its initialization. Quit current editor application and try again later.