[Localization] Hand writing recognition

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Jan 24 16:19:32 EST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008, at 15:55 , Alexander Todorov wrote:

> Hello,
> the touch pad of the XO can be used for pointing and writing/drawing.
> Except painting software where is writing/drawing used now?
> If there is any hand writing recognition software it will need to be
> localized as well. Does anyone have information on the topic?

Etoys has drawing tools, and a character recognizer for writing. It's  
invoked by Ctrl-R which currently is grabbed by Sugar so it is not  
accessible. It's also rather simplistic, there is a much better one  
available for Etoys (called "Genie"), but this is not currently  
shipped on the XO. If there is interest (and the tablet mode is fixed  
to actually work with a pen) we might decide to inclide it.

I don't think localization was considered in these recognizers, they  
are character-based (like Graffiti) and have to be trained.

- Bert -

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