August 5, 2004
Handwriting recognition comes to Linux
Pen & Internet announced the release of the first natural handwriting program for Linux. (This would work well on the Helium Linux touchscreen laptop, but the links to the device appear dead.) riteForm for Linux allows users to use the riteScript handwriting technology with a tablet-style device like a Windows Tablet PC to process handwritten forms. I found the riteScript technology used in ritePen to be superior to the Windows handwriting technology in my review of ritePen. That sub-US$1,000 Linux tablet is looking better all the time. riteForm for Linux is available for a one month evaluation period, and if a developer is interested in deploying the technology he or she should contact Pen & Internet to discuss licensing terms.