View Full Version : [xubuntu] (tablet) Handwriting input?

March 12th, 2010, 03:33 PM

anyone got any ideas on getting handwriting input to work on a table running Xubuntu, please?

Ideally I'd like to be able to write on the creen and have the text go into a file that is open in Abiword or OpenOffice WordProcessor.


March 12th, 2010, 03:53 PM
i know some1 on irc that uses Cell Writer to put handwriting to chat (just asked him what he uses)i readed the site and it seems you can point the outcome
of the program so it may be usefull to you


March 12th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Have you tried xournal? Use Synaptic Package Manager.

March 16th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Have you tried xournal? ... .

xournal is great for keeping a handwritten journal as script, and is superb for annotating other people's pdf files, which I also need to do, so thanks for the pointer.

But what I mainly want to do is to use the pen to input as a pseudo-keyboard, so I get the same output as if I'd keyboarded it.

i know some1 on irc that uses Cell Writer to put handwriting to chat ...

cell writer would be a better optionfor me than xournal, but I don't really want to write in cells, my ideal solution would be a package that allowed free form cursive handwriting. Any other suggestions please?

March 16th, 2010, 04:41 PM
There's a commercial handwriting application. A trial version can be downloaded at http://www.visionobjects.com/handwriting_recognition/downloadstylus3.htm

March 16th, 2010, 04:49 PM
CellWriter is another possibility. It's in the Ubuntu universe repository.


A short review:

March 26th, 2010, 06:24 AM

I wrote this two years ago. It's a bit of a pain to set up, but after that it's been quite reliable:
InkServer (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8843960#post8843960).

It's an ugly hack, but it works well.

For my next trick, I'm gearing up to write a Note-taking-PIM application with integrated handwriting recognition. That will take a few months (as I am working for a living now).

If you search my other posts about setting up tablets with [XK]ubuntu, you will find a link to an Xstroke .deb another member created. That does kind-of single character recognition - like the old Grafitti on Palms.

But my approach gets full cursive handwriting recognition.


September 15th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Hi, digging up an old thread. the only solution other than cellwriter that i can figure is
wayV http://www.stressbunny.com/wayv/

and configuring the wavy.conf to output letters based on alphabet similar to the old graffiti for palm.

Ideally I would prefer this app to be available to linux.


Hope this helps.