At NICI, experience has been done with combining cursive handwriting recognition and (Dutch) speech synthesis. The speech synthesis module was produced by Boves et al. Preliminary results indicate that speech and sound may be a good way of giving recognizer feedback to the user, provided that the response is very fast. Problems arise in the prosody coding, which operates at the sentence level, and not at the level of single words. Single character speech feedback is currently only possible with isolated handprint styles.