How Handwriting Recognition Has Improved In Windows 7

HandwritingErrors.jpg I've always found handwriting recognition on tablet PCs to be about as effective as throwing bricks at the screen, but Microsoft remains convinced that we're just months away from ditching our keyboards altogether. A new post on the engineering Windows 7 blog goes into exhaustive detail on how Microsoft develops and improves its handwriting models, and makes for interesting reading even if (like me) you remain convinced that the keyboard is king.


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    "Microsoft remains convinced that we're just months away from ditching our keyboards altogether."

    That's BS. Microsoft has NEVER proposed hadnwriting as a replacement for the keyboard. Alternate input yes, replacement no.

    As for the handwriting, even my first gen Tablet had good enough reco that I was able to hand it to strangers and let them write and get 80%+ results. It got much better with XP.SP2

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