[NTLK] Google Handwriting

Bob Carls Dudney kosmicdollop at saber.net
Mon Apr 20 22:39:43 EDT 2015

Probably a dumb question, but just making sure Google HW does not work on a Newt.

I assume testing was done on some sort of tablet, not a Newt.



On 20 Apr’15, at 03:24 pm, Terence Griffin <griffin at nist.gov> wrote:

> I'm pretty impressed! I never use script and set my Newt to
> single character recognition. Google HW understood both my
> block letters and my version script. Its a bit more tolerant than
> the GN3 Pen Input HWR. For testing GHW, I relaxed and wrote
> pretty messy. That tripped it up without trying too hard, but I
> still had to be far off. I guess that says something about my
> handwriting!
> One very cool thing I discovered: you write (block) character
> on top of each other and it still gets it! Also, when it recognizes
> a group of characters, they slide to the left in the input area,
> sometimes in the middle of a word. But I found if you keep going
> without too much of a break, it still comes out as one word. It
> seems like it has separate break times before it slides left, accepts
> a letter or accepts a word. I do wish there was a way to train it.
> There are a few that could be disambiguated, like I (eye), l (ell), 1,
> |. You can set it to do recognition locally and/or on line. Didn't
> Franklin say, "Those who sacrifice privacy for good HWR, deserve
> neither." No?
> You can write with your finger, but the GN3 pen works better. I
> didn't try and capacitive stylus. That could be better than a finger.
> I'm not sure if I'll give up Swype. I going to use this for a while and
> see. It would be nice if I could set the Pen Input to use Google
> instead of Samsung's. Anyway...
> Cheers!
> - Tere
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