Re: NTLK Pocket PC

From: Bill Davis (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 00:14:25 CDT

On 5/8/2000 4:03 PM, peter brigg [] wrote:

>I was told by a Pocket PC user (he has a Casio - lovely colour screen but
>CE runs very slowly compared to a Newton 2100) that Microsoft bought the
>rights to
>the Newton handwriting technology and ported it into the new Windows CE.

No, they didn't, exactly. They bought the rights (from Paragraph/Vadem,
NOT Apple) to a more recent version of the Calligrapher cursive
recognizer used in the Newton.

Apple's internally developed (and much better) printed HWR recognizer
available in NewtonOS 2.x is still solely Apples/Newtons.

 - Bill

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