ParaGraph, which originally developed the software for use with Apple's MessagePad 2000 PDA (personal digital assistant), says users will be able to write information directly on the screen. This allows for a more effective method of inputting data than typing on the typically small keyboards of these devices, the company added.
Windows CE is Microsoft's operating system for mobile computing and communications devices; it can directly share information with Windows-based PCs. Microsoft has also said recently that it wants to make Windows CE an operating system for games.
ParaGraph's CalliGrapher 4.3 program allows users to write in cursive, print, or a mixture of the two without changing their handwriting style. The software uses specially developed algorithms to recognize words in its dictionary, and even characters such as numerals, punctuation symbols, and characters in the Latin alphabet.
Calligrapher 4.3 is offered for Windows CE devices using either the SH3 or MIPS processor. The program has a suggested retail price of $49.95.