Last year with iPadOS 14, Apple added a new feature called Scribble that allowed users to use Apple Pencil to hand-write words into any field in the operating system and then convert it to text (without the app being aware of that functionality, since it’s at the OS level).
I was immediately excited about adding this to KameSame, but it didn’t support Japanese language. Well, as of today’s iPadOS 15 announcement, we know now Scribble will work for Japanese this fall. I installed the beta and tried out KameSame and it immediately worked. Here’s a quick demo on Twitter:
This is going to be a total game changer for anyone wanting to integrate writing practice for producing kanji and vocabulary as they’re quizzed on it. Very few apps do this well, and I’m not familiar with any web apps that do. Most other handwriting IMEs only support Chinese, so seeing this kind of support is really exciting