Developing Efficient Text Entry Methods for the Sinhalese Language

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Developing Efficient Text Entry Methods for the Sinhalese Language

Shyam Reyal, Keith Vertanen and Per Ola Kristensson

CHI '13: Proceedings of the CHI 2013 Workshop on Grand Challenges in Text Entry, 2013.

Western languages and alphabets dominate the text entry field. This position paper outlines the background, related work and the challenges of implementing an efficient text entry method for the Sinhalese language. Sinhalese falls into the Indo-Aryan family of languages, along with Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit and other languages.

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