I'm currently starting to learn to use a cangjie keyboard for typing Chinese (倉頡) and I'm struggling to find the combinations for characters. I would like a resource where I can use my slower handwriting recognition keyboard to type in a character and it'll return the correct key combination.

Before you suggest for me to use a zhuyin keyboard or other, I wasn't born in Hong Kong / China, and neither have I had the adequate education to know enough Chinese, as I was taught it by my parents.

  • I'm not sure of an app that is solely for converting a character to its Cangjie inputs, but there are a few online resources like Wiktionary that will display Cangjie decompositions. There are a few Wiktionary smartphone apps these days, so if you get one of those that should do the trick.
    – dROOOze
    Feb 10, 2018 at 13:25
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangjie_input_method
    – Mou某
    Feb 10, 2018 at 23:14
  • But I still want to suggest you to use other input method, cuz cangjie is harder to learn than other methods. If you like methods based on stroke, try 五笔, or if you like methods based on pronunciation, try pinyin.
    – sfy
    Mar 1, 2018 at 15:02

2 Answers 2




(1) 漢文庫典



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(2) 馬來西亞 倉頡之友


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(3) 維基詞典


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(4) 汉典

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(5) 国学大师

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(1) 馬來西亞 倉頡之友 倉頡平台2012

下載外掛版本: CJSYS-20110919.zip

(2) ibus

直接下載連結: ibus-table-cangjie-

(3) scim

直接下載連結: scim-tables-

(4) fcitx

直接下載連結: fcitx-table-extra-0.3.8.tar.xz

(5) gcin

直接下載連結: gcin-2.8.5.tar.xz

(6) hime

直接下載連結: cj5.cin

  • Thanks! Are you from HK? It is scarce that I see someone type in Traditional Chinese because most come from China, or learn the Chinese from China
    – Xetrov
    Feb 19, 2018 at 16:32
  • @VortexYT If it was helpful please up vote it! Thanks.
    – Mou某
    Feb 21, 2018 at 4:02

It sounds like you already have a good handwriting tool, but if there's a problem with it, https://chineseinput.net/handwriting.html can also be used for handwriting input.

I've used zdic from the previous answer and think it's a great resource. However, sites like that can also be quite slow to load and use a lot of memory.

http://dict.tw/ can be loaded quickly and can return cangjie codes (for versions 3 and 5) without much time or memory usage.

Sample output from http://dict.tw/ with Cangjie codes pointed out :

 【注音】 ㄧㄥˊ 〔U/6〕
 【大易】 立女口點 〔KLO.〕
 【大易】 立女點 〔KL.〕
 【倉頡】 卜口月月弓 〔YRBBN〕    <---Cangjie 3
 【倉頡五代】 卜弓月山金 〔YNBUC〕 <---Cangjie 5
 【行列30】 6⇡7⇡7⇣6- 〔YUMH〕
 【行列30】 6⇡7⇡7⇣4- 〔YUMF〕
 【行列30】 6⇡7⇡7⇣1⇣ 〔YUMZ〕
 【四角號碼】 0021
 【電報碼】 6366
 【大五碼】 C4 B9
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From: MDBG CC-CEDICT Chinese-English Dictionary 漢英字典

 贏 [ㄧㄥˊ; ying2]
 to beat
 to win
 to profit
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Hope that helps.

  • While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review
    – blackgreen
    Jul 29, 2021 at 8:19
  • The user asked for resources. Online tools are resources accessed via links. I have no idea what you mean when you say "...the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference"? Is that a canned response, because it doesn't seem to make sense in this case? Please explain what you mean?
    – YQ002lc2
    Jul 30, 2021 at 3:29
  • yes, it was a canned response. Actually you are right, it doesn't make a lot of sense here, since the question is actually asking for resources. I reviewed the post hastily, sorry for that. That notwithstanding; posting answers that only contain links (and little else) is discouraged, because if the link breaks, there's basically nothing else left. You could add some more explanation e.g. why you think that resource is useful, etc
    – blackgreen
    Jul 30, 2021 at 8:40
  • No worries. And thanks, I think I understand your point. The more details, the better and more helpful a post can be. I've tried to add some additional details above and can tweak if further if you see something I didn't. BTW, do you know how to highlight or bold within a block quote?
    – YQ002lc2
    Aug 1, 2021 at 23:10
  • mmm, I think you can’t have extra markdown in a block quote, only in regular quote (the one with leading >)
    – blackgreen
    Aug 1, 2021 at 23:25

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