Windows Text Services Framework
Kevin Gjerstad - Microsoft Corporation
The Windows XP Text Services Framework was designed to provide implementing applications access to a number of text services including accessibility, speech, handwriting, keyboard input as well as proofing and reference services.
These services are supported through a single API which abstracts the specific technology from the application developer (unless the application wants more control) which eases the implementation and maintenance burden on application developers.
TSF enables applications to expose document content and "meta content" to services for inspection and editing and to associate and persist state / properties with that content. This rich information and two-way communication enables recognition services to provide more accurate conversion results and seamless, natural input behavior. Services can also present consistent behavior and UI across applications. Text input via TSF is exclusively Unicode.
This talk will present a high-level overview of the new Text Services Framework for Windows. In this brief presentation, we will cover some of the basic goals and features of the framework, its architecture and provide a brief demonstration of an enabled application and new services.
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