Video: Qt Nokia Diexie 诺基亚叠写 from Nokia Beta Labs for Symbian^3 and S60 5th Edition

| March 15, 2011 | 18 Replies

Nokia addresses Chinese character input again with a new app called Nokia Diexie. Instead of having to write one character at a time, you can now write complete sentences. You can try it out on your Symbian^3 or S60 5th Edition devices. No Stylus needed, your finger is your pen.


Nokia Diexie (诺基亚叠写) is a unique Chinese character handwriting input technology designed specifically for smaller touch screen phones where writing out a full sentence just won’t fit on a small screen.  Nokia Diexie allows users to simply write a full sentence one character over another in a stacking style with using your pointer finger as a pen.  (Diexie in Chinese  means “overlapping handwriting”).  As you begin writing the next character over the previous character, the previous character begins to fade away, creating an overlapped visual, allowing you to concentrate on finishing the next character.

Research has shown that this input method not only increases the overall user experience for Chinese character text input, but also increases the accuracy of the recognition to identify different handwriting styles.



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Category: 5th Edition, Applications, Nokia, S60, Symbian

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  • have a try

  • blackidea

    Nokia beta labs is great this time.
    They make many apps in fast and announce them.
    Waiting for Qt bubble ui on ovi and maybe integration it to s^3 ui.
    And i wish pr 2.0 icon with bubble effect liku the Qt bubble.
    If they can integrate it to UI, symbian fans (including me) will be happy

  • h3csc

    This one is certainly interesting!
    Keep going at this pace Betalabs!

  • stylinred

    will give it a try thx!

    • stylinred

      oh its only for simplified; it’ll be great if they add traditional too

      • stylinred

        wth… only has english on my N8… no chinese

  • wow, how many reader here can read chinese?

    • Arts


  • This is soooooo coooooool! Tradition handwriting input methods support writing only one character at a time. But this one allows you to write continuously. A revolutionary handwriting IME!

  • Edmund

    太棒了! that’s what I’ve been waiting for! Hope they release one for hangul too.. Nice work nokia!

  • Jonas

    Is there any hope for us with a non-Chinese N8 to try this?

  • too bad

    my n900 can let me type or write chinese
    any hope that this will come maemo5?

  • Peter

    OK, this is nice. But how about Japanese support on Western Symbian^3 devices and don’t forget emoji support!!

  • deep space bar

    i really don’t know why nokia hasn’t done this from the beginning ….make a keyboard for every language since the new symbianOS phones are universal

    it would have made more sense to do that
    unicode for the N8 w/ every keyboard available like how the iphone has

    that’s one thing they should get there asses in gear with

    • Jakob

      One thing! You mean one of many things…argh Nokia. Just look at the stock its freaking depressing. What the hell…

      • deep space bar

        i don’t even wanna check plus after what happened in japan it’s bound to get worse 🙁

  • Thiffany

    Hey Webos vs iosy, I can read ‘Hanzi’ very well.
    If you don’t it doesn’t mean that no one here do.

    Wo neng xie han zi de hen hao!

    Zai jian!