Snow Leopard's Chinese handwriting recognition can also be used for...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Pickleman77, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Pickleman77 macrumors member

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    Doodling!

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    Hrmm... Now if only there was some english handwriting support...
     
  2. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Haha! I really don't see the need for chinese handwriting! Heck I don't know a single word in chinese!
     
  3. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    There is no point even if you do. Chinese speakers can type much faster than it takes to draw characters on the trackpad.
     
  4. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to do english shorthand for notetaking?
     
  5. Simmerl macrumors member

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    It's pretty awesome when you're learning Chinese or Japanese, since you can look up words in the dictionary without having to know how to pronounce them.
     
  6. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    It's useful say if you weren't taught Pinyin and were taught 注音符號 as was I, or even a Cantonese speaker (as there's not Jyutping support in OS X to my knowledge), typing in Pinyin can be very tedious and confusing. Also if there's a new character you don't know (the average person only knows around 3500-5000) you can draw it then look it up. I'm very looking forward to this feature.
     
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  8. Brien macrumors 68020

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    I don't know why they won't add English handwriting support to the iPhone or SL.
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Cool.

    Well, you can upgrade to SL for $26. :)
     
  10. followme macrumors regular

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    Chinese handwriting feature usable with Japanese?

    Can anyone confirm if the handwriting recognition built-in for Chinese can also be used in the Japanese (KOTOERI) environment? I suppose it's not nearly so important, but it would be nice to use it for inputting more complex characters whose readings I don't know.
     

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