With the advancement of technology, the old tradition way of handwriting on paper no longer exists. Google is now bringing these old fashioned handwriting back to modern communication, adding new handwriting input tools to Gmail and Google Docs.

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The new tools allows you write out the text and it will automatically match the possible list of words and you just need to pick the right word from the possible combinations of characters. Cursive might be tough but it seems that it is able to recognise some of it.

Gmail users can get the new tool in more than 50 languages, Google Docs users in more than 20.

You can try it out by going to the Gmail or Docs. The option is under the languages setting in general tab. Select the box that says “Enable input tools” and you will get a list of keyboard Google offers. The languages with a pencil icon beside them are the ones that support written words.

By Harry