Tablet PC: The InkAnalysis API has RTM’d and the download is LIVE!

Recently, I’ve been blogging about the new InkAnalysis API which integrates layout analysis with handwriting recognition (and

exposes new capabilities and features). So far, I’ve pointed developers to the “Windows Vista SDK for RC1” to install the InkAnalysis

API. I’m very excited to announce that the InkAnalysis API has now RTM’d and can be installed via the new addendum to the last

Tablet PC Platform SDK (1.7). This new release is called the “Input Supplement” and its version is 1.7.5.

To install the input supplement:

First install the Tablet PC Platform SDK 1.7:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=69640b5c-0ee9-421e-8d5c-d40debee36c2&displaylang=en

for more detail on installing the 1.7 SDK, see the following blog entry:

http://blogs.msdn.com/gavingear/archive/2006/08/18/706697.aspx

Then download and install the input supplement:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=884012e7-dd97-4dbc-bf79-68ce8ee2b590&displaylang=en

Supported platforms:

Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional,

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005,

Microsoft Windows ServerTM 2003, or

Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4

**Note that on non-Tablet PC OS platforms, you'll need to install the recognizer pack in order to perform handwriting recognition. You can download the recognizer pack from the following location:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=080184dd-5e92-4464-b907-10762e9f918b&DisplayLang=en

If you have any questions about InkAnalysis, drop me a line!

See Ya,
Gavin