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       cellwriter - grid-entry handwriting recognition input panel


       cellwriter [options]


       CellWriter is a grid-entry natural handwriting recognition input panel.
       As you write characters into  the  cells,  your  writing  is  instantly
       recognized at the character level. When you press ’Enter’ on the panel,
       the input you entered is sent to the currently focused  application  as
       if typed on the keyboard.

       See the program website for details:


       The following options are provided by CellWriter using the standard GNU
       command line syntax:

       --help Prints the command line options.

              Determines the detail level of log output:
              0 = Silent
              3 = Errors only
              4 = Warnings (default)
              5 = Informational messages
              7 = Debugging information
              8 = Function traces

              Redirects log output from standard error to a file.

       --xid  This option starts CellWriter in  embedded  mode.  You  can  set
              gnome-screensaver  to  call CellWriter with this option to embed
              CellWriter into the unlock password prompt.

              Specifies the full path of a profile file to load instead of the

              Prevents changes from being saved to the profile.

              Places  CellWriter  in keyboard-only mode which prevents profile
              loading, suppresses the no-samples prompt, and only displays the
              full on-screen keyboard.

              Show  or  hide  the  main window regardless of the saved profile
              setting.  If an instance of CellWriter is already  running,  you
              can  start a second instance of CellWriter with --hide-window to
              hide its window.

              Specify the position of the main window  in  pixels,  overriding
              the profile setting.

              Controls window docking:
              0 = Not docked
              1 = Docked to top
              2 = Docked to bottom

              Sets  the extended window manager struts hint when docking. This
              causes all other windows to be moved out of  the  docking  area.
              This  works  with  some  window  managers  (XFWM4) but can cause
              severe problems with others (Metacity).

              CellWriter needs to modify the  X  server  keymap  in  order  to
              generate  keystrokes for Unicode characters that are not already
              in the user’s  keymap.  This  can  potentially  cause  stability
              issues. Use this option to prevent CellWriter from modifying the


       Michael Levin <>

                               October 27, 2007