Being able to write in a language is certainly an important skill, but is writing by hand that important? Since a lot of communication is done digitally, I am wondering whether it would be sufficient to roughly know how to spell a word rather than being able to spell it properly - a tricky job, considering the numbers of pitfalls with English and French (my favorite being chamfrein vs chanfrein), where to accent falls on letter (cf. Spanish, French, Romanian, etc.).
So, now is writing by hand a useful skill or can it be overlooked?
I am including the tag self-learning because the answer is a clear yes in a class settings where tests are done on papers with pen as your only weapon.