custom keypad mapping to common words?
March 30, 2011 8:14 AM Subscribe
Is there an easy way to map numbers to words on a CUSTOM keypad- SORT OF like - but not exactly like - the way you map letters on phone keys to words... i.e. my phone number 638-9675 spells "network."
posted by dyerfr to technology (9 answers total)
So here's my issue:
Looking to develop a nmemonic (sp?) device that would assist users using a custom keypad... the user would be given a six digit code (on a six digit keypad), such as '631524' which they could use to get information at a specific location.
I'd also like to - since the user would use their six digit number multiple times across multiple days - provide a word that would map to letters which would also be on the keypad, as follows (eliminates letters Q and X)
1 - ABCD
2 - EFGH
3 - IJKL
4 - MNOP
5 - RSTU
6 - VWYZ
so if, for example, a user's code is 453321, the notification would also provide a word that mapped to that code... such as 'PULLED.' This would provide them an easy-to-remember ways to get the information at a later time than remembering the code itself.
Nice thing is that every number above has a vowel in it (if you count Y).
Now the challenge is how to 1) find a list of six letter words, and 2) how to map those words to the possible codes that would be generated by a back end system (or vice versa - map the codes to real words...).
Any help from the ask hive mind?