Peter T. Daniels wrote:

> Why does input have to be by keyboard?

It doesn't, as I pointed out several times.

Michael is proposing one possible implementation. There are manymany
other possible implementations.

Developing products is always about making choices and trade offs due to
constraints in time,money, and market factors. don't worry, there is
plenty of opportunity to build the other choices as the constraints
become looser. They may already be loose enough now, which is why ME has
encouraged others to come up with actual KB plans instead of sniping
about it.

> You continue to not comment on the handwritten input being discussed by
> others.

Nor have you. But since I originally raised the issue, I will say this::

I see no need to replace ME's efforts at all. It is fine. Any other
efforts can co-exist,be they KB, handwriting, something else entirely.

> Continuing to repeat it does not make it so.

Others have conceded that there are subpopulatins who can use Michael's
plan as is.

Is it possible your concern is political (related to "cultural
imperialism" dimension) rather then engineering or writing system based?
If you want to "save the Vais" that is fine, but please just say so if
it is your bias or not.

> It sure would be nice if other languages could be spared the creation of
> jargon that appears to be endemic to computer engineers.

Definitely not going to happen. Languages evolve over time to reflect
their environment, and lately environments that have been heretofore
isolated are becoming less so. The Bible notwithstanding,I don't think
any of us are prepared to argue that all languages are static and
originated exactly as they are.