Israel-based developer CharacTell's award-winning handwriting recognition software has landed in Australia courtesy of a new distribution agreement with Melbourne-based education distributor, EDConnexions. CharacTell's "Softwriting" product allows users to scan pages of their handwriting on any TWAIN-compatible scanner, and the software recognises the characters and converts the writing into text for word processing and other applications. The software "learns" to recognise an individual's handwriting after scanning several pages of scribble, and can also be programmed to recognise abbreviations and other stylistic features. The software retails at $129.95 for a single-user version or $79.95 for students and academics. It is currently being distributed by EDConnexions, but the distributor is seeking interest from any other distributor specialising in retail distribution as EDConnexions wishes to remain focused on the education market.