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Old 22nd January 2010, 09:02 AM
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Re: A Chinese keyboard!

I've been using sougou pinyin, and it's super easy to use and supports initials, e.g. wxhn -> becomes 'i like you'. pinyin is wo-xi-huan-ni

The popular gongsi that most old timers here can recognize is simply 'gs'.

So you don't actually need to know the tone in order to type. Typing chinese using pinyin is easier than speaking chinese, let alone write.

Originally Posted by AmyCheng View Post
chinese is hard.

to use pinyin input, one needs to know how a character is pronounced, one then gets the best-guess plus a pull-down list from which to pick the correct one if the best-guess turns out to be wrong. obviously, one still needs to have at least some vague idea of what that character looks like.

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