Re: [NTLK] What is Handwrite recognition limitations?

From: Jon Glass <>
Date: Fri Oct 10 2008 - 13:27:17 EDT

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Carlos Pessoa Filho <> wrote:
> Dear Newton fellows,
> Since I start using my Newton again, I've decided to use the cursive
> handwriting mode because it's a fastest input way for me. However, it
> seems that my newton is not learning my handwrite, even though the
> "learn my handwrite" option is checked, because it is committing the
> same mistakes over and over again. Apparently the Newton cannot
> recognize my "a"... It often recognizes it as a "q" or a "o"... And
> this is bugging me a lot!!

It learns when you correct the errors, but you have to correct them a
certain way. IMO, it was a bit awkward. The better way is to go to the
HWR preferences, and find the "Handwriting Practice" app, and spend a
bunch of time in that. I used to do this when in waiting rooms or
waiting in line, or other places where I would have a few moments to
practice. When you use this app, it knows what you should be typing,
and learns quite quickly.

Also, you can go into the "Letter Shapes" (visible, I think, only if
cursive is selected), and fine tune your settings there--turning off
letter shapes you don't use, and bias towards letter shapes you use.
It takes a bit, but you should get nearly perfect with some practice.
I did with my chicken scratch on a 120 running 1.3 many years ago. :-)

 -Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
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