This book comprises of different aspects of handwriting and handwriting styles alongwith need for handwritten character recognition. It will help the reader to understand and identify the peculiarities of handwritten characters. The author has tried to summarize the efforts being reported for OCRs in various languages. This book is an effort to help the researchers to extend their research in the field of image processing, and document processing on the fronts of various regional scripts in India. Hope this book will help the researchers to achieve new milestones in the path of recognition accuracy and robustness of the handwritten script.