in today’s chinese lesson i realized that the only reason for me to actually use the tabletpc’s handwriting recognition feature would be writing in chinese. why? because that’s the only application where the tabletpc’s handwriting recognition could eventually be faster than normal typing on a keyboard (to write chinese characters, you first need to type pinyin, i.e. the latin transcription, then choose the right chinese character from a drop-down menu or similar. usually, there are several choices as pinyin is ambiguous. this procedure takes quite a while for each chinese character). it would eventually also solve the problem (for westeners such as me) of finding the correct pinyin for a certain chinese character.
i wonder whether there are any such applications? some links i found so far: