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We all know how handwriting recognition falls down (and rightly so) when entering non-standard words like URLs, serial numbers, or other information like this.  A question for Tablet PC gurus wherever you might be- why can’t Microsoft (or a third party utility developer) make a routine […]

We all know how handwriting recognition falls down (and rightly so) when entering non-standard words like URLs, serial numbers, or other information like this.  A question for Tablet PC gurus wherever you might be- why can’t Microsoft (or a third party utility developer) make a routine that "toggles off" recognition via a button so that the HWR engine simply passes entered characters.  Kind of a character recognition versus a word recognition.  This would sure make my life a lot easier and prevent switching back and forth from the standard HWR pad to one of the other two.  Or maybe there’s already a way to do this that I’m just missing?

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  1. Japanese products newest price and spec. Sunday, November 14, 2004
  2. James, this will slow you down some, but if you enter characters one at a time, letting them be recognized individually, then in fact the usual word-based recognition does not come into play. This is quite useful for things like passwords or the occasional non-standard entries that you haven’t added to your HWR dictionary.

  3. PS: I forgot to mention, this individual character by character recognition is easier to do with the TIP on a Tablet PC than on the U, because on the Tablet PC you can set it so your writing gets inserted when you only point at the insert button, while on the U you have to actually tap the insert button. I still think it’s easier, however, than having to switch to either the character recognition pad or the TIP keyboard.

  4. James,
    I don’t use a Tablet PC (yet), but from what I recall, isn’t there a button to the left of the text input panel of the TIP that switches it to letter recognition rather than word regognition?

    http://www.andrewburke.orcon.net.nz/images/toggle.gif

  5. The big question is why hasn’t M$ licensed Palm’s Griffiti yet?

    Their handwriting recognition has 2 areas (letters and numbers) and an escape sequence for symbols.

    I can take notes on the Palm and never look down.

  6. Sorry to repost this (I asked ay handtops when you mentioned it, but I’m sure you haven’t seen my request).

    Can you give a link to the new Synaptics drivers?
    You mentioned over at handtops that a fixed version is available.

    Funny I don’t use Sony for drivers, I got everything from BeyondtheTech

    Thanks.

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