Nokia Research Center in Beijing has just released a great new application for the Chinese speaking community – Nokia Diexie (诺基亚叠写). The official name 诺基亚叠写 actually means “overlapping handwriting”, which is what this application provides in order to allow users to input sentences in Chinese on their touchscreen phones without having to pause between characters. Hit the jump to find out more.
Nokia Diexie allows users to simply write a full sentence one character over another in a stacking style. As you begin writing the next character over the previous character, the previous character begins to fade away, creating an overlapped visual, allowing you to concentrate on finishing the next character.
This input method not only increases the overall user experience for Chinese character text input, but also increases the accuracy of the recognition to identify different handwriting styles. Instead of having to recognize just one character, the character recognition engine sees all the characters in one complete sentence and determines if the characters create a grammatically correct sentence. The result is increased accuracy and a much more intuitive handwriting input method.