Translate by handwriting

You can draw characters and see their translation using the Translate app. This is helpful for translating words when you don't know how to type the characters.

How to translate by handwriting

Note: Some languages won't work with handwriting. The handwriting button will be grayed out for these languages.

  1. Open the Translate app .
  2. Choose languages by touching the language buttons at the top of the screen.
  3. Touch Handwrite .
  4. In the box that says "Write here," draw a character, word, or phrase.

Resize the handwriting box (Android only)

To make the handwriting box bigger or smaller, touch and hold Drag . Then move it higher or lower on the screen.

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