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Installing additional handwriting recognition languages

SMART Software SMART Notebook 10.6, SMART Response assessment software 2.5, SMART Classroom Suite 2009 SP1 interactive learning software
Operating Systems Windows Operating Systems

Overview

SMART Notebook (included with SMART Response and SMART Classroom Suite) supports handwriting recognition in English by default. If you want to use handwriting recognition in a language that isn’t listed under Handwriting Recognition in the Language Setup window, you must update handwriting recognition with additional languages.

This article is intended for IT administrators and others experienced with installing, configuring and administering Windows software. To use this Knowledge Base article, you must:

  • Know how to complete basic administrative tasks in Windows operating systems, such as downloading and extracting compressed files.

  • Know how to open SMART control panel.

  • Have administrative privileges.

  • Have access to the SMART Support website.

Details

If the handwriting recognition language you want isn’t available in your SMART software, there are several procedures you can follow to install another handwriting recognition language. For the first three procedures you must be connected to the Internet. You can do the fourth procedure without an Internet connection after you have downloaded the installation package.

To install a handwriting recognition language in SMART Notebook

  1. Select View > Language Setup.

    The Language Setup window appears.

  2. Click Update Handwriting.

    The Handwriting Recognition Update window appears.

  3. Click Check for updates.

  4. Select the language you want to install from the list, and then click Install.

    The Language Installation dialog box appears, indicating that the update succeeded.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Click Close to close the Handwriting Recognition Update window.

  7. Click OK.

To install a handwriting recognition language while working in a SMART Notebook file

  1. While you’re working in a SMART Notebook file, select a pen tool and write a word.

  2. Right-click your word and select Recognise Languages > Add More.

    The Language Setup window appears.

  3. Click Update Handwriting.

    The Handwriting Recognition Update window appears.

  4. Click Check for updates.

  5. Select the language you want to install from the list, and then click Install.

    The Language Installation dialog box appears, indicating that the update succeeded.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Close to close the Handwriting Recognition Update window.

  8. Click OK.

To install a handwriting recognition language from SMART Control Panel

  1. Open SMART control panel.

  2. Click Language Settings.

    The Language Setup window appears.

  3. Click Update Handwriting.

    The Handwriting Recognition Update window appears.

  4. Click Check for updates.

  5. Select the language you want to install from the list, and then click Install.

    The Language Installation dialog box appears, indicating that the update succeeded.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Close to close the Handwriting Recognition Update window.

  8. Click OK.

Handwriting Recognition Language Installation Package

To use handwriting recognition in a language other than English, you can download the language installation package, myscripthwr.zip, and then install one language at a time using the command prompt. This compressed file contains the following handwriting recognition language files.

  • myscript hwr (arabic).msi

  • myscript hwr (chinese).msi

  • myscript hwr (danish).msi

  • myscript hwr (dutch).msi

  • myscript hwr (finnish).msi

  • myscript hwr (french).msi

  • myscript hwr (german).msi

  • myscript hwr (greek).msi

  • myscript hwr (hungarian).msi

  • myscript hwr (italian).msi

  • myscript hwr (japanese).msi

  • myscript hwr (korean).msi

  • myscript hwr (norwegian).msi

  • myscript hwr (polish).msi

  • myscript hwr (portuguese).msi

  • myscript hwr (russian).msi

  • myscript hwr (spanish).msi

  • myscript hwr (swedish).msi

  • myscript hwr (turkish).msi

Important  

  • When you enter paths in the procedure below, use Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths.

  • If you use a Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system, you must open a Command Prompt window in Elevated mode with full administrator rights.

To install a handwriting recognition language using command prompt

  1. Download myscripthwr.zip from the SMART Notebook for Windows download page, and then extract it to a folder.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window.

  3. Type the following command:

    msiexec /i "[Path]\[File]" /q

    Where [Path] is the path to the handwriting recognition .msi file and [File] is the name of the handwriting recognition .msi file for the language you want to install (see list above).

  4. Press ENTER.

    Windows Installer installs handwriting recognition in the specified language.

    Note  

    This can take several minutes with no indication of activity or completion.

First Published 5 March 2010
Last Updated 28.04.10

 

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