First release of Enscribi - handwriting recognition input method

Olof Sjobergh olofsj at
Sat Feb 14 09:51:07 CET 2009


This is to announce the first release of Enscribi, a new handwriting
recognition input method I've been working on. The main focus, and the
only thing supported for now, is writing Japanese and Chinese
characters (and numbers, but numbers only won't get you far...). It
uses the excellent Zinnia recognition engine for the actual
recognition. If anyone is interested, please take a look.

There's a project page at with
screenshots and some more information.

There are packages on for trying it out (only tested on FSO
milestone 5). The following packages are available:    Enscribi    Zinnia (required dependency)    Zinnia-tomoe-ja (for Japanese support)    Zinnia-tomoe-zh (for Chinese support)

Also, you need a Japanese or Chinese font to see the characters
(should be available in the usual repos).

The code is hosted on Github at

Best regards,

Olof Sjöbergh

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