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Before simply answering "there is such a font", I would like to seriously suggest you should not differentiate a dot and a slash. The reasons are: Many Chinese people don't distinguish them when writing, even calligraphers. We care about "fast" and "beautiful". The standard glyphs among mainland, Taiwan/Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, are usually ...


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I like the pinyinput input method editor. Just type the letters for the syllable followed by a tone number, and it will combine them in the usual way.


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I wrote the PinyinTones IME a couple of years ago to do exactly what the OP was asking about: http://pinyintones.codeplex.com/ PinyinTones a Windows IME that outputs Pinyin with tone marks, rather than Chinese characters. Type 1, 2, 3, or 4 after each syllable to add a tone mark -- just as people have been entering Pinyin since the days of ASCII ...


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The OP is asking how to type characters, using a pinyin IME, when those characters have a ü in their pinyin spelling. For example, how do you type 绿=lü? This is different than asking how to actually type the letter ü. The answer is to type a v. To follow the example, change to the pinyin IME, type lv and select 绿.


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Install input method tools such as Google Pinyin Windows only type u start to input then type follow to input radicals 丨 shu 竖 一 heng 横 丿 pie 撇 礻 shi 示 衤 yi 衣 But I think most easy way is Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V There is a list of radicals. Find it and copy it.


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Besides Windows OS-included IME's, there's: 搜狗 Sou Gou Pin Yin is my favorite by far. http://pinyin.sogou.com/ You can switch easily between simplified and traditional (if that matters to you), and you can download from several skins. 南極星 NJ Star is one I used for a while: http://www.njstar.com/cms/ Allows you to type in the tones (so you're forced ...


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You can use the Tablet PC Input Panel (whether you are on a tablet pc or not) by right clicking the taskbar, hovering over the toolbars submenu and checking tablet pc input panel If that option isnt available, you may need to install it by going to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn windows features on or off and checking tablet pc components ...


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It depends on the OS you're in. On answers.microsoft.com I searched chinese and you can see the solutions for each OS from Microsoft. Just for completeness, let me add also a quick guide for the Mac OS X. You do the following: Go to System Preferences (you can reach it in the menu by clicking on the apple symbol on the top-left side); Click on "Language ...


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I found this site, robrohan.com, that has a page with a tutorial on how to set and use an application that remaps your keyboard. See also this question on Superuser SE, "How to type pinyin text with tone marks in Windows?", there are various resources in the answers, especially the main one.


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Yes, you're right. The phenomenon of 豆腐 dòufu is the result of tone sandhi (连续变调 liánxù biàndiào). IME does not support tone sandhi, so you're unable to search for it as a neutral tone. The only accepted tone entry for 腐 is 3rd tone fǔ.


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Use your own IME: 1) 2) Make sure that your IME is: 3) Choose "Phoetic" and directly input what you want.


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Many people in Hong Kong use Quick aka 速成 or Simplified Cangjie. There is a wiki link for this input method:Simplified Cangjie There is a build-in Quick IME in Windows and Mac. Most of the Quick users use it. Quick users type Chinese using Quick on smartphone too, as the build-in IME of smartphone that selling in Hong Kong usually support Quick. However, ...


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I try to answer for the mainland China part. And I only mention Pinyin IME here because that's what I and the majority use. Windows: IMHO, the best Pinyin IME on Windows is Sogou Pinyin regarding match rate. As you might already know, Pinyin are not 1-to-1. Sogou Pinyin has the highest match rate of all IMEs I've used. I recommend you to try it if you're ...


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As you are using the "Pinyin - Traditional" input method, maybe what you can see will only be the traditional character "嗎". To convert it into simplified Chinese, try this tool by pasting it into the blank and click the second button. By the way, sometimes we also use "麼" (or "么" in simplified form) at the end of a question. And the corresponding Pinyin ...


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I will elaborate on my comment above, as you wished. The main reason for this behavior of your IME software is that it is configured to make guesses about what you want to type. Since there are so many Chinese characters with the same pinyin initials and finals, it has to. But it also tries to save you from typing, so that you don't have to type out long ...


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Wubihua input method. You can find this on older chinese phones hardware keys, or with a software keyboard on smartphones. It consists of just 5 buttons, each representing a basic stroke type. You tap them in the order of writing and suggestions of the most likely character come up. My personal favourite is multiling keyboard on Android. I have no idea how ...


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I use the Taiwan Pinyin.. You just have to add "Chinese (traditional, Taiwan)". It is by default set to bopomofo, so when you add the keyboard, you just have to go to properties, then to the last tab and change it to 漢語拼音. You can decide when you want to type with tones or not. If for example you want to type a sentence with a name on it, you just type ...


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I would like to add new information to this post. I used 搜狗 Sou Gou Pin Yin as Growler suggest in his answer for this question. And now I really think that this is the best IME I ever used. But just a few weeks ago I installed the new Windows 8 and was pleased to find a new improved IME from Microsoft. It is pretty good, much better than the previous ...


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Google's Pinyin IME allows you to switch between simplified and traditional characters. https://www.google.com/intl/zh-CN/ime/pinyin/


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Here's one way to do it which I figured out starting from some tips thanks to user2619 in the comments: Right click on the keyboard/IME icon in the system tray. Select "Settings" from the popup menu. The "Text Services and Input Languages" dialog will appear. Use the "General" tab. Under "Installed services" click on "Add...". Find the section "Chinese (...


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I think you should use a fuzzy system instead of a strict one. The difference between 點(dot) and 捺(slash) is not always obvious even to native user. For example, in lower right corner of the character 木, the stroke is a slash, but when we writing the character 林, the slash become a dot in the left 木. Why? because there is no room to put a full slash there. ...


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I'll just dump words, and put all data at the end to support my claims as much as I can. Mainland The most common input editor by far on the mainland is pinyin input. Sougou, Windows or Mac's native IME, google's IME (which had an incident of plagiarizing sougou's database), QQ Pinyin, Baidu pinyin etc. For people not satisfied by regular Quanyin (whole) ...


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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canton-guang-dong-pin-yin/id385519764?mt=8 or use stroke keyboard. Or ask Siri. The Cantonese version of Siri can understand Cantonese. Edit: Apple does not have such a keyboard and as you would know iOS does not allow custom keyboards. Anything suggested is a workaround. Apple now allows custom keyboards in iOS 8. ...


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If you're asking for a jyutping IME you should specifically say so. From my own research jyutping is quite new and if it has any IMEs at all they are not yet popular and not available on iDevices at all. The input method that's popular in Hong Kong is called "cangjie". It is based on the shapes the characters are made from and not based on phonetics. I ...


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The basis of 那儿 is from spoken language, and the addition of the 儿 is an example of a phonetic element in Chinese language. The "er" is an approximation of the sound, and is similar in meaning and use to 那里。


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I would recommend Google Pinyin which I use everyday: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.pinyin


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吗 is a simplified Chinese character. You can tell from the short horizontal line where traditional would have four dots or legs. 嗎 is the traditional Chinese character equivalent. So if you really need 吗 you should install Simplified instead of or as well as Traditional Chinese. Traditional is used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, but most people in ...


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Let me try to answer the Cantonese IME's available. I don't have official answer of which is the most popular ones because we use Changjie as well as Cantonese. I am listing the best ones, hopefully these are what people use most. Some of the best third party IMEs are: Cantonese Phonetic IME 廣東話拼音輸入法 - It has Jyutping, Sidney Lau, LSHK, and Yale variation....


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“華師大” I am using the simplified Chinese IME from Office 2010. This IME is mainly for simplified characters, but traditional Chinese characters also appear in its database. For an occasional use of traditional characters, you may have to scroll down several pages to choose a corresponding traditional character. For an occasional use of traditional ...


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I know it's late to the game. This does not answer the question, in fact, it circumvents it. I recommend sogou pinyin (搜狗拼音). There are both versions for Windows and Mac. By default it's set to the simplified Chinese, but you can switch to the traditional version very easily by pressing "shift+ctrl+f", f for 繁体(fan ti). And press them again to switch ...



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