iPhone with Chinese handwritying recognition
The latest private beta build of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 2.0 software apparently includes a handwriting recognition interface for the Chinese language. According to a source close to the story, build 5A258F of the forthcoming software update adds several new Chinese input methods under the international keyboard settings, including handwriting recognition.
“Unfortunately, handwriting recognition is only avaliable in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) and doesn’t support English,” the source told AppleInsider.
Apparently as the user draws symbols on the screen, the iPhone’s handwriting recognition interface begins to suggest possible character matches in a column to the right of the input area which can then be chosen from and used.
Apple had previously posted a job listing for a handwriting recognition engineer, which may coincide with this emergence of the possible new feature.
[Via: iPhone Alley]