Google Chrome will support handwriting-to-text using a stylus on Android 13

Google is anticipated to debut its first pill within the coming months. The pill, that Google showcased at its I/O convention earlier this yr is anticipated to reach with (*13*) 13 on board. And for that, the corporate is working on new options to easy out the (*13*) pill expertise.

(*13*) being open supply implies that these options will additionally seem in tablets from different manufacturers. Technical editor for Esper Mishaal Rahman has been following a few threads within the Chromium Gerrit that a Samsung engineer began and that search to implement stylus handwriting-to-text enter on (*13*) T, or (*13*) 13, a minimum of on editable, non-password textual content fields in Chrome and WebViews which might be based mostly on Chrome.

H/T to @_dinsan for first recognizing the code change including the function flag ‘stylus-input’:
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) July 21, 2022

It appears that (*13*) 13-powered Samsung gadgets with an S Pen could already make use of the potential. These gadgets make the most of an inside DirectWriting API, and a commit that makes it potential to enter handwriting as textual content using this API has been merged into Chromium. Samsung remains to be working on integrating S Pen gestures into the handwriting-to-text mode by way of the Chromium Gerrit.
The Stylus Writing APIs in (*13*) 13 will be utilized by the vast majority of (*13*) gadgets. Currently, the developer possibility toggle have to be set, and the overarching enter technique should support the APIs. More data on this function will probably be revealed via future updates to Gboard and different keyboard apps.

(Via: (*13*) Police)

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