With the handwriting-recognition feature, you can use your handwriting instead of a keyboard to enter text. You can write by using a handwriting input device, such as a digital pen or stylus, or by moving your mouse pointer. The computer converts your handwritten words to typed characters, and then inserts the text exactly where you want it.

Programs that support handwriting recognition in Windows XP include the following:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. Handwriting is supported in text boxes that are displayed in Web pages, but not on the Address bar.
Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 or later.
All Microsoft Office XP programs.

The handwriting-recognition engine is language-specific. The engine is currently available for the following languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean.

Graphics tablets can be used in conjunction with input method editor (IME) to write Chinese characters.

How to install and configure handwriting recognition in Windows XP

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