[NTLK] SCRIBBLE brings the Heart of the Newton to the iPad

L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Tue Jun 23 01:30:59 EDT 2020

"One of the biggest improvements is with Apple Pencil and the introduction of a new functionality called Scribble on iPad. This feature lets you handwrite into any text field, and it’ll automatically be converted into text. If your handwriting is on the same page as drawings, you can also select that piece of handwriting while avoiding the surrounding art. On top of that, you can change the color of the text and move around in the document. In a demo, Apple also showed that it can recognize both English and Chinese in the same line, and that it can recognize hand-written addresses and phone numbers too.”


AND see—


> see Scribble (& Notes):
> •> https://www.apple.com/ipados/ipados-preview/?cid=CDM-US-DM-P0020245-451434&cp=em-P0020245-451434&sr=em <https://www.apple.com/ipados/ipados-preview/?cid=CDM-US-DM-P0020245-451434&cp=em-P0020245-451434&sr=em>
> "1. Works on devices with a software keyboard added in the following languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), or Chinese (Traditional).”
> and at:
> •> https://www.apple.com/ipados/ipados-preview/features/ <https://www.apple.com/ipados/ipados-preview/features/>
> "2. Works on devices with the system language set to English, Chinese (Simplified), or Chinese (Traditional).”
> On Jun 22, 2020, at 6:29 PM, Laurence W Brown <lwb at mac.com <mailto:lwb at mac.com>> wrote:
> based only on that 1 story, it probably won’t work as well or at all—BUT that does need more research 

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