When you think Palm, you think Graffiti. But Palm's long-standing association with its home-grown character recognition software is about to take a dramatic turn. PalmSource, the operating system subsidiary of Palm, Inc., announced today that future versions of Palm OS will not contain Graffiti. Rather, they will incorporate a modified version of Communication Intelligence Corporation's Jot handwriting recognition software, something it's calling Graffiti 2 powered by Jot.

According to [URL=http://www.brighthand.com/article/Graffiti_Dead]this site[/URL], Xerox has been pushing the courts to pronounce against Palm for some time as they say the original Graffiti is derived from their own patented Unistrokes technology. I guess this change will be taking place in the coming months when new models from the different manufacturers reach the market.