Monday, January 30, 2006

MyScript Notes. A small test

Having read that MyScript Notes was supposed to support inking in Swedish, I decided to give it a try. After downloading the international version (96 megs!) I installed the product on my Toshiba Tecra M4. The product loads fast and looks as good as we’ve become used to for software products.

 Next up was testing the international ink support. Since Sweden is very close to Norway and our languages are very similar, I expected it to be easy to use it for Norwegian text recognition. But no.

First of all, the program had a very “manual” way of performing it’s text recognition. After writing in ink, you have to press a menu or a shortcut to start the recognition process. The recognition itself was hillarious, translating my ink to a very funny swedish sentence (hard to reproduce here, especially for english readers). 

Using the program to make a foreign-language Tablet PC user’s life easier is not recommended. Adding Norwegian words to the built-in english dictionary in the OS itself works much better.

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