offline handwriting

One of the most consequential creations in the human evolution phase is handwriting. Due to writing, today we are conveying our reflections, making business pacts, rendering an understandable world and making hitherto tasks austerer. Determining gender using offline handwriting is an applied research problem in forensics, psychology, and security applications, and with technological evolution, the need is growing. The general problem of gender detection from handwriting poses many difficulties resulting from interpersonal and intrapersonal differences.


Character recognition has been widely understood as a means of mechanizing the process of understanding text in the written form to facilitate fast and efficient use of text. Indeed, text existing all around us presents information for peoples. However, tourists in foreign countries are unable to understand what indicate text on road signs, shop names, product advertisements, posters, etc. when they are unfamiliar with the native language of the visited country.


The ADAB database (The Arabic handwriting Data Base) was developed to advance the research and development of Arabic on-line handwritten systems. This database is developed in cooperation between the Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (IfN) and Research Groups in Intelligent Machines, University of Sfax, Tunisia. The text written is from 937 Tunisian town/village names. A pre-label assigned to each file consists of the postcode in a sequence of Numeric Character References, which stored in the UPX file format.