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Google adds Chinese character enhancements to Google Handwrite

Google announced Friday that it updated Google Handwrite to differentiate imprecise characters and allow overlapping of characters and simultaneous writing of multiple characters in Chinese.

The Internet Giant said on the Inside Search blog that it now provides “alternate interpretations of your characters that you can select above the space bar,” so users can easily make corrections. Also, before today’s enhancement, users had to squeeze letters within the width of their mobile screen. Now, however, it is O.K. if characters “overlap and are garbled a bit.”

But, that’s not all: Google also enabled the ability to write more than one character at a time on a line to make it “much faster and easier to enter your search.” To turn on Google Handwrite, go to on a smartphone or tablet and then select “Settings”. Choose “Enable” Handwrite, and then save the settings.

More information is available at Google’s Help Center page.

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