There is no learn Chinese website so I figured I should ask here. Please let me know if this is not the right place to ask.
I'm learning Chinese and I aim to be able to type fast. I am considering learning one of Wubi or Cangjie (EDIT: or Zhengma now). My ultimate goal is to be able to read and type Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese. Can I get the pros and cons and comparison of Wubi based on this. (comments on any other input method, if helpful for typing speed are welcome too)
Which is "easier" to learn. I'd like to know which one's rules are more intuitive than the other based on some pre-existing associations.
Which takes less time to learn? One may have simpler rules to decide components but have too large a number compared to ther
Which is faster to type? I'm not talking about the extreme case where that super character with 99 strokes can be typed using only 2 characters in Cangjie and 23 in Wubi or some such. I'd like if the relative frequency of the Chinese characters themselves is considered. I'm looking for a weighted average.
Which is more versatile. I am given to understand that both Cangjie and Wubi (recent versions) can type both Simplified and Traditional characters. Are there any major differences there? Also, is either good for typing the Kanji characters that Japan uses exclusively (I don't know how many of them there are)?
EDIT: There's also Zhengma which I hear is capable of typing the entire Unihan set.
Also, Wubi I believe is licensed on Windows so that's not an issue for me.
Mods: this can be seen as a discussion question but I think its a good question that some may like information on and removing it just because only one person will get those 15 points doesn't seem like a good idea to me.