[NTLK] iOS Einstein submitted to the Apple App Store
lsynt3 at beanblossom.in.us
Thu Feb 10 00:36:49 EST 2011
Ouch! Coupla questions...
Which tablet do you have? The "Bamboo" series is, unfortunately, known to have low temporal and spatial resolution, and is not very good for handwriting recognition, but being the least expensive it is also the most common. If I were still at Apple I might be able to do something about this by gathering a lot of data from Bamboo tablets and re-training the neural network at the heart of Rosetta/Inkwell. But if you have the high end model, then it should be fine for handwriting purposes.
How often do you use your tablet? With the Newton it takes people a little while to get used to writing on glass, and we even got a significant accuracy increase by simply texturing the screen in later models. But at least you were writing where you were looking. With a graphis tablet, it takes people quite a while to get used to writing in one place and looking in another (to see the ink). Graphic artists who use the tablet all the time usually already have these skills, but if you haven't spent a lot of time with the tablet, it will definitely take some getting used to. But it will get better. You'll train yourself to write more like you normally write over time.
That's about the best I can offer... If you've got the low-end tablet, I'm not sure there's anything that can be done. Maybe write unnaturally slowly. If you've not used the tablet much, play with it more and get used to it. Use the "Ink Window" for fun. And notice that the font is ever so very like the Newton's main font. If you have the high-end tablet *and* you're completely comfortable with the write-here-look-there behavior, then I'm baffled. It really should be ever so slightly better than the 2100 (according to accuracy tests using the same data we trained and tested with developing for the Newton).
At 10:29 PM -0500 2/9/11, Ken Whitcomb wrote:
>/ tried whatLarry and Grant posted & nd am writing this with my Wacom
>tablet _ Its not exactly like writMg on my Message Pad screen but W1fh
>some practice 1 shodd get a little beHer at this. Tweaking the
>prefrences might help too Ken
>On Feb 9, 2011, at 9:31 PM, Grant Hutchinson wrote:
>> On Feb 9, 2011, at 5:19 PM, Larry Yaeger wrote:
>>> I honestly forget how I did it, but I *think* you can dive down
>>> into the Ink.framework inside the Carbon.framework, find either
>>> the Ink.prefPane or the Ink.menu (or something like that),
>>> double-click it, and one way or the other turn on handwriting
>> /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Ink.menu
>> Double clicking the Ink.menu adds this item to the menu bar:
>> Selecting Ink Preferences... brings up the Ink prefpane:
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