06724936 is referenced by 11 patents.
A method for recognizing input characters handwritten onto an input area of an input device, each point of the input area being represented by coordinate values. The method includes the steps of receiving a signal representative of an input character, determining an input position representative of the input character using information about the coordinate values, and recognizing the input character as one of a plurality of reference characters in a reference library. The recognizing step at least uses recognition features and a weighting function of each of the plurality of reference characters in the reference library and the input position. The signal includes at least information about the coordinate values of the input character.