Meeting Globally

I had a nice meeting today with part of Sun's globalization team in Beijing. These guys are involved in a whole range of OpenSolaris engineering and community building operations around China -- user groups, education activities, release engineering, teaching, input methods, testing, and internationalization & localization. Great conversations. Thanks, guys.

Globalization Dinner with Intel

Globalization Globalization

Check out the two images above. That's a new handwriting recognition application written by Feng Zhu in g11n that will eventually make its way into OpenSolaris and offer a new way of inputing characters. The application is self-learning and makes character recognition easier. Users can define their own glyphs and mappings between glyphs and characters. Look for a source release in the Internationalization & Localization Community Group as part of the Input Method project in the coming months. Basically, you write on the screen and are presented with some characters as options. Chinese. Japanese. Korean. Sanskrit. There will be a web interface for the community to help input the thousands and thousands and thousands of characters into the database. Should be cool.

The characters in the screen shots below mean "move" in English. The second one is written more carelessly.

Comments:

Be honoured had meeting with you.Engineering community at Sun makes the word different.

Posted by Edward on September 24, 2008 at 09:03 AM JST #

Does Feng Chu has a blog or some information about the character recognization software?
Do you need a writing tablet to write?
This is GREAT news! The last bit of software I need to be totally independent of windows!

Posted by Ghee Teo on September 24, 2008 at 12:49 PM JST #

http://blogs.sun.com/zhufeng, no entries yet. But I know he is going to be an active and hot blogger :)

Posted by Yong Sun on September 25, 2008 at 04:39 AM JST #

Ghee ... not yet. But the project will be opened in g11n on OpenSolaris, so it's coming.

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on October 19, 2008 at 03:29 AM JST #

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