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08-23-2003, 03:32 AM
I suspect it must be Block Recognizer, but I am not sure. Is it similar to Graffiti?

dh
08-23-2003, 03:45 AM
Block Recognizer is very close to Graffiti. When I changed from Palm to PPC, I could use this right away with no problems at all.

Both are based on the technology developed by Xerox. The only real difference is that MS licensed their version whereas Palm just copied Xerox. That's why, as a result of a Xerox lawsuit, Palm had to drop Graffiti and start using a version of Jot instead. It's rather amusing that if you want Graffiti in a new PDA, you can't get it in Palm OS but have to go to MS.

One of the nice things with PPC is that you have a choice of text input methods, all of them pretty good.

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08-23-2003, 04:12 AM
Block Recognizer is very close to Graffiti. When I changed from Palm to PPC, I could use this right away with no problems at all.In which characters do they differ?

Also, does Block Recognizer accepts "extended" characters like , , , and ? I mean, ortographic accent marks we need to use in Spanish.

dh
08-23-2003, 07:07 PM
Block Recognizer is very close to Graffiti. When I changed from Palm to PPC, I could use this right away with no problems at all.In which characters do they differ?

Also, does Block Recognizer accepts "extended" characters like , , , and ? I mean, ortographic accent marks we need to use in Spanish.
The basic characters are just the same. I don't need to use any of the extended charcters so I really don't know if they are still available.

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08-24-2003, 08:20 AM
Probably there is kind of the nice "graffiti help" (remember it) in Pocket PC. Could you check if it exist at all for those characters?

Kati Compton
08-24-2003, 05:21 PM
Yes, you can write accented characters in block recognizer according to the "help" doc.

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08-24-2003, 06:23 PM
Yes, you can write accented characters in block recognizer according to the "help" doc.Hope they are as easy to imput as they are in Graffiti. Don't want to go back to Wordstar times when we here had to use "alt+161" for , etc :mrgreen:

Its funny how nowadays' kids take what we have now for granted in computing. I even lived up computers working on 2 5 1/4" floppies!!!