Handwriting abilities to come to Nintendo DS

By Derek Sooman on October 26, 2005, 7:02 PM
Nintendo has licensed a handwriting recognition technology, Decuma, which gives Nintendo DS game developers the chance to use it in new DS games. The deal with Zi Corporation expands the possibilities for the DS's touchscreen technology with a feature that is most commonly seen on PDAs.

This will enable developers of DS games to integrate handwriting recognition into their games - and not just in English, either, since the Decuma system supports not only the Roman alphabet but also traditional and simplified Chinese, and the Japanese hiragana, katakana and kanji alphabets.
Nintendo plans to sell 12.4m DS devices in the 12 months ending March 2006.

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fiziks said:
I support nintendo until the end... I love the innovation, but i think they should support there innovation with better graphics, not that it's absolutely necessary but it seems as if they have the right idea only they're implementing in ways that don't appeal to the majority (not that that's wrong, I'd just hate to see nintendo fall behind all of the other companies). and off of the subject, does anybody else get headaches from playing n64 or GC? I can play xbox or PC games all day but when i play either N64 or GC i get a headache after 20-30 minutes of play. kind of weird :S
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