Google Docs and Gmail Now Has Handwriting Recognition For Over 20 Languages

Posted Oct 23, 2013

Google is adding handwriting recognition to both Google Docs and Gmail to make inputting non-Latin characters easier.  The handwriting recognition support launched in Docs yesterday for over 20 languages and in Gmail for over 50 languages including Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, and Russian.

Once you select the correct input language, a pencil icon appears above the text-entry area.  You will be able to switch input into handwriting mode so that it allows characters to be drawn on the screen.

Handwriting input makes the internet easier to use by people worldwide and is also part of a larger effort to break the barrier between languages, check it out in Google Mobile Search, Google Translate (Web, Android and iOS), and the Chrome browser.

[Source: Gmail Blog]