Microsoft is broadening the linguistic capabilities of the Ink Anywhere feature in Windows 11, with imminent support for a variety of languages. The feature, which enables users to seamlessly convert handwritten input to typed text, will soon accommodate languages such as Chinese Simplified, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and additional English dialects. This development was initially spotted in a recent insider build and has been confirmed by sources including a tweet from user @PhantomOfEarth and findings by Rafael Rivera on GitHub.
Dev build 23550 includes (partial?) support for additional languages for Voice access including Spanish, French and Japanese.
Tried Spanish (Mexico) and it seems to work somewhat. pic.twitter.com/mKEpLnuyDu
— PhantomOcean3 💙💛 (@PhantomOfEarth) September 23, 2023
Innovative User Interaction
Ink Anywhere allows users to write on any text input field, transforming handwritten equations or notes into digital text. This was notably demonstrated at the Surface 2023 event, where complex mathematical equations were written on the Copilot pane in Windows 11 and subsequently converted into solutions.
Testing and Development
The journey of this feature has been marked by rigorous testing and development, with its functionalities being assessed as early as June this year in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23481. The expansion of language support signifies Microsoft's efforts to make the feature more accessible and user-friendly, catering to a diverse user base.
By enabling users from various linguistic backgrounds to utilize this feature, Microsoft is ensuring that more people can experience the convenience and innovation that Ink Anywhere brings to Windows 11.