Apple Pencil options like changing handwriting to textual content now obtainable in 5 new languages

A photo showing a hand holding an Apple Pencil above an iPad Air

Apple Pencil options like turning your handwriting into typed textual content and interactive hyperlinks with information detectors are actually obtainable extra broadly with help for 5 new languages.


  • Some Apple Pencil options are actually obtainable extra broadly than earlier than
  • This consists of the flexibility to transform handwriting to textual content on the fly
  • Knowledge detectors have additionally expanded to 5 new languages

Apple Pencil: Convert handwriting to textual content in 5 extra languages

As of right now, the Apple Pencil options together with interactive information detectors and copying handwriting as common typed textual content on the fly can be found within the following 5 new languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Beforehand, each options have been restricted to English and Chinese language.

With the change, now you can write one thing together with your Apple Pencil in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish, then contact and maintain your handwriting to disclose choices to repeat the handwritten textual content as normal typed textual content and paste it into one other app on the fly.

And due to information detectors supporting the identical languages, content material like addresses and cellphone numbers written in these languages mechanically turns into interactive.

As for Scribble, it was up to date with help for a similar 5 languages in February 2021.

With Scribble, you employ your Apple stylus to jot down into textual content fields in apps and have the handwriting auto-converted to common textual content. This allows you to shortly reply to a message, jot down a reminder and extra, all with out ever touching the onscreen keyboard.

The right way to use Scribble with iPad and Apple Pencil

Apple’s official iOS and iPadOS Options Availability webpage offers additional particulars on availability of those and different options throughout the iPhone, iPad and iPod contact gadgets.

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