Blogging by hand

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In which I start thinking about a workflow for blogging with pen and paper.

I wrote the following text on my tablet with a stylus, which was an interesting experience:

So, thinking about ways to make writing fun again, what if I were to write some of them by hand? I mean I have a tablet with a pretty nice stylus, so maybe handwriting recognition could work. One major problem, of course, is that my handwriting is AWFUL! I guess I’ll just have to see whether the OCR is good enough to cope…

It’s something I’ve been thinking about recently anyway: I enjoy writing with a proper fountain pen, so is there a way that I can have a smooth workflow to digitise handwritten text without just typing it back in by hand? That would probably be preferable to this, which actually seems to work quite well but does lead to my hand tensing up to properly control the stylus on the almost-frictionless glass screen.

I’m surprised how well it worked! Here’s a sample of the original text:

And here’s the result of converting that to text with the built-in handwriting recognition in Samsung Notes:

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It’s pretty good! It did require a fair bit of editing though, and I reckon we can do better with a model that’s properly trained on a large enough sample of my own handwriting.

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