Interactive Ink SDK lets you consistently interact with different types of content via a unified API. This page lists supported content types and outlines the potential specificities of each of them.
Interactive Ink SDK provides a generic way to interact with all types of content, conceptually illustrated by the diagram below:
For each type of content, and provided that it makes sense, you can consistently:
- Input digital ink and have it interpreted, or import data from supported import formats,
- Display the content,
- Interact with the content via editing/decoration gestures,
- Convert it to typeset form,
- Save/load content to/from the file system,
- Export/import ink and interpretation to/from MyScript’s readable and parseable exchange format, and integrate with your application or ecosystem,
- Export to a set of built-in supported export formats.
Interactive Ink SDK currently supports the following content types:
"Text") - Simple block of multi-line text (including possible line breaks), responsive reflow. It shows guides by default but these can be deactivated (for instance when processing ink from an outside source that is not aligned on the guides).
"Math") - Block supporting one or more equation.
"Diagram") - Block supporting a diagram, with automatic text/non-text distinction and dynamic reorganization possibilities.
"Drawing") - Block hosting a collection of strokes without any interpretation. Useful for scribbles and drawing activities.
Text Document (
"Text Document") - Container hosting an ordered collection of text, math, diagram, raw content and drawing blocks. It is a vertical, dynamic and responsive stream of content.
Raw Content (
"Raw Content") - Block also called freeform, hosting raw digital ink with no explicit segmentation into text, math, diagram or other items which semantics is known by iink SDK. Content is analyzed by iink SDK to retrieve ink corresponding to text blocks from the rest of the content. It is key to implement ink search functionality on raw digital ink. You can obtain this information via a JIIX export. In non-text blocks, according to its configuration, iink SDK can further distinguish shape from other blocks. You can get immediate feedback as you write on this classification by customizing the style.
The string value provided between brackets is case-sensitive and identifies the type in the model in an unambiguous way.
For a wider presentation of all types of content that MyScript technology can recognize, along with possible use cases, refer to the detailed presentation in the Concepts section of this documentation.
Drawing and Text Document are currently only supported by native platforms. Web support is planned for future versions.