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Google Handwriting Input adds Arabic, Urdu, and three other languages
Google Handwriting Input has been the savior of the keyboard-remedial since its inception. It got its own stand-alone app earlier this year, but since then, we haven’t seen much action on the Google Handwriting front.
If you’re looking for a quicker and easier way to input text in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Hebrew, or Burmese, your ticket just arrived. This is a significant addition, because all five of these languages have a history of being somewhat cumbersome to type in using conventional keyboards. Calligraphy enthusiasts in these languages might not find an array of aesthetically pleasing brushes here, but they will be able to finally express themselves in their preferred medium.
Each language comes via an independent language package that you can choose to download from within the app. Google Handwriting Input works just like any other keyboard, so once you’ve enable it and the language of your choice, you’ll be able to scrawl away in that deplorable handwriting of yours across all of your applications. Your third grade teacher Mrs. Haverdasher may have declared your penmanship incomprehensible, but you’d be surprised at how well Google can read your writing.
I wasn’t aware of this prior to writing this article, but you can even use Google Handwriting Input to draw emoji, and Google will unleash its best Pictionary skills in an attempt to figure out what you’re trying to draw. Pretty cool.
Head over to the Google Play Store by clicking the button below and download Google Handwriting Input.