How to change the default handwriting recognition language for new documents? Steven Chan July 19, 2017 11:25 Updated Follow Open the Settings window by tapping Options > Settings from the lower right of the library screen. Tap General, and then tap Default Language under the section Recognition. Choose the language that you prefer. Related articles Which languages are supported for handwriting recognition & - search? How to convert your handwriting to text How to change the handwriting recognition language for an existing document? Handwriting recognition keeps showing the wrong language My writings looks like some sort of polygon shapes.