Apple Pencil options like changing handwriting to textual content now accessible in 5 new languages

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Apple Pencil options like turning your handwriting into typed textual content and interactive hyperlinks with information detectors at the moment are accessible extra broadly with help for 5 new languages.


  • Some Apple Pencil options at the moment are accessible extra broadly than earlier than
  • This contains the power to transform handwriting to textual content on the fly
  • Knowledge detectors have additionally expanded to 5 new languages

Apple Pencil: Convert handwriting to textual content in 5 extra languages

As of right this moment, the Apple Pencil options together with interactive information detectors and copying handwriting as common typed textual content on the fly can be found within the following 5 new languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Beforehand, each options had been restricted to English and Chinese language.

With the change, now you can write one thing along with your Apple Pencil in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish, then contact and maintain your handwriting to disclose choices to repeat the handwritten textual content as customary typed textual content and paste it into one other app on the fly.

And due to information detectors supporting the identical languages, content material like addresses and telephone numbers written in these languages routinely turns into interactive.

As for Scribble, it was up to date with help for a similar 5 languages in February 2021.

With Scribble, you employ your Apple stylus to put in writing into textual content fields in apps and have the handwriting auto-converted to common textual content. This allows you to shortly reply to a message, jot down a reminder and extra, all with out ever touching the onscreen keyboard.

Methods to use Scribble with iPad and Apple Pencil

Apple’s official iOS and iPadOS Options Availability webpage offers additional particulars on availability of those and different options throughout the iPhone, iPad and iPod contact units.

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