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I'm a cangjie typist and only really use phonetic methods when looking up new words I don't know the shape of.
But I'm interested in double zhuyin schemas or possibly programming my own to speed up the search process.
- I feel zhuyin more accurately represents Mandarin phonetics.
- I'm more comfortable with the zhuyin layout.
- Using ziranma shuangpin is a little strange to me because I'm so familiar with the zhuyin layout and zhuyin phonetics.
- I like to have the option of tone input, which shuangpin lacks, to be more accurate.
- I'd like to speed up the search process a bit and lessen the required keystrokes.
I found this extant double zhuyin schema, but it uses a different layout and only 26 keys. (Source: https://github.com/imper0502/rime-double-bopomo )
Zhuyin is naturally designed to use the left hand, then the right hand, and then tone markings. But I suppose you could do something similar to rime's zhuyin in making tones optional. This change would change the maximum number of keystrokes to 2 or 3 (with tones) from 4. So, perhaps this is why I've had trouble finding a double zhuyin schema?
- Does anyone else have interest in such double zhuyin schemas?
- Does anyone know of an existing double zhuyin schema using the standard zhuyin layout?
- Has anyone here ever made a custom layout with shuangpin?
- Does anyone know of a shuangpin IME that has optional tones?
If no one else has interest, I will probably just use the standard rime zhuyin when I need to phonetically lookup some new words, even though double zhuyin with optional tones would probably be faster.