[NTLK] Sophisticated HWR in Multi-Touch Macs

From: Andre Lipinski <frotz_at_sympatico.ca>
Date: Sun May 10 2009 - 01:31:23 EDT

Saw this interesting tid-bit on MacRumors.com tonight thought some
might find it interesting:

Apple has seeded developers with a new version of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow
Leopard) tonight. The build (10A354) adds one particularly
interesting new feature to Apple's Mac operating system: Chinese
handwriting recognition specifically for multi-touch capable machines.

Apple recently acquired Chinese handwriting technology for use in the
iPhone, and appears to be incorporating this same technology into Mac
OS X. Most interesting, however, is the fact that it is specifically
enabled on multi-touch capable machines. We presume this to include
Apple's notebooks which include multi-touch trackpads. While Apple
does offer an English handwriting recognizer based on old Newton
technologies, it is only available when you have a drawing tablet
connected to your Mac. This could open the door to more novel uses
for Apple's multi-touch trackpads or even suggest a more robust full-
screen multi-touch screen as has been rumored.

Meanwhile, those who were waiting for the release of Mac OS X 10.5.7
today were likely disappointed. Apple has, however, seeded a new
version (9J61) to developers tonight as well.

The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://www.newtontalk.net/
The Official Newton FAQ - http://www.splorp.com/newton/faq/
The Newton Glossary - http://www.splorp.com/newton/glossary/
WikiWikiNewt - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
Received on Sun May 10 01:31:37 2009

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