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On Linux, how do I output Chinese Characters (not pinyin) using tones in the input

I would like to be able to input tone alongside the pronunciation in order to input Chinese characters on Linux (e.g. ta1 = 他, ta2 = 蹹, ta3 = 塔, ta4 = 踏). Most modern IMEs do not allow this input ...
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Why cangjie code of 誤 is YRRVK?

Why cangjie code of 誤 is YRRVK in the dictionary instead of YRRMK? Although both worked on my ime. Thank you.
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Why is my Microsoft Pinyin IME suddenly making traditional characters instead of simplified?

I tried to type 什么, but I got 什麽! It was working just a minute ago. What happened?
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What input method is easier to learn for a someone who can speak Chinese?

I volunteer at a seniors' home in Canada, and am helping one (childfree, single) senior to buy a laptop. She speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, but no English. She needs a Chinese version of Windows, but ...
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Why is the Cangjie code for 海 inconsistent?

Here are some Cangjie codes: 母 = WYI 每 = OWYI 海 = EOWY I understand the first two. The YI encodes 亠 and 丶 which makes sense. Shouldn't 海 be EOWI instead of EOWY? OWI would be the first, second, ...
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How to enter pinyin itself under Windows?

Is it possible to enter text as if normal Chinese text is entering i.e. with guessing of correct characters, but later entering Pinyin of entered text, not characters themselves? zhèzhīgǒu
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How to enter 女人 with QQ pinyin?

I have installed QQ pinyin from here http://qq.pinyin.cn/ and now I am trying to enter 女人. I am switching to CN then starting to type: "nur..." but then I press "...e..." and input changes to and ...
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Impact of order of bilingual dictionary entries, dictionary searching, and input method on Chinese learning

I have a theory, that learners of Chinese, who user a bilingual dictionary with all the characters, and the pronunciations on the right, with equal pronunciations being consecutive, listed in order of ...
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How do Chinese themselves enter characters into computer?

Looks like Microsoft input method is either imperfect or I don't know exactly, how to use it. Many characters are just not appear in the hint panel, for example to enter 苹 or to enter 汁. Is there ...
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How to use RSUNICODE codes?

I would like to know, on an Android smartphone or PC, how do I use the RSUNICODE floating point number to enter a character, and why would I use a RSUNICODE number to enter text in this way? Is this ...
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Chinese IMEs - Wubi, Cangjie

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 ...
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How do you enter a half comma (顿号, dùnhào) with Google Pinyin IME and a French keyboard

I have a laptop with a UK English version of Windows and a French keyboard (azerty ...). I have been using the Google Pinyin IME for some time now but I can't figure out how to enter a "half comma" (...
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Best Android keyboard for inserting pinyin, simplified, and traditional characters

I am making a word list of Chinese words: Column 1: simplified chinese word Column 2: traditional chinese word Column 3: word meaning Column 4: pinyin pronounciation So, I am looking for a keyboard ...
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Where to find improved/tonal pinyin input method? [duplicate]

I'm on an Android 4.4.2 device but solutions for PCs and Macs will be welcome too. I am using the default Samsung keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. When I entrer the characters "shu" I get 书 ...
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How to type strokes?

In the same spirit as my other question about how to type certain radicals, I would like to know how to type strokes themselves. I would like to be able to type all the strokes listed on the ...
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Why is 那儿 just one syllable?

I was confused to find that nar4 is 那儿. I cannot figure out how to reproduce this with a pinyin IME. I type na and it gets the first character but when I type r it suggests 人 and refuses to let me ...
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Zhuyin IME setting to make tones optional

When I type Chinese via a Pinyin IME, I can write "nihao" to get "你好". Writing out "ni3hao3" is not required. But when I try to write "ㄋㄧㄏㄠ", the IME interprets this as "ㄏㄧㄠ". Basically I'm forced to ...
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How to use jyutping as an input method on windows 8.1

Is there a way to use Jyutping as the input method on Windows 8.1?
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MacOS Keyboard with Predictive Completion produces 心情舒暢

大家好 I recently read a post here on CSE regarding the use of multiple input methods. I use MacOSX 10.9 so I began experimenting with an interesting aspect of the operating system called predictive ...
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How can I get a Cantonese keyboard on an iPhone?

Like Pinyin, but I need something that can recognize Cantonese instead of Mandarin. The only Chinese keyboards recognize Mandarin.
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How can I type 吗 in Pinyin keyboard setup?

My Mac has a "Pinyin - Traditional" keyboard mapping that shows the most frequently used Chinese characters for the sound typed (i.e. "m" or "a") so I can select the Chinese character I want. This ...
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Zhuyin IME and tone 0/5 syllables

I'm teaching myself bopomofo/zhuyin keyboard while I'm in Taiwan. My Chinese level is raw beginner too. I just came across the word for tofu: Hanzi: 豆腐 Pinyin: dòufu Zhuyin: ㄉㄡˋㄈㄨ· (or ㄉㄡˋㄈㄨ˙) We ...
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Which IMEs (input method editors) are actually most used in each of PRC, ROC, and Hong Kong?

Because there are many kinds of input method and many implementations of each kind of input method, it's not really practical to learn many. PRC, mainland China uses simplified Chinese characters, as ...
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Is it possible to type traditional characters with a pinyin IME in Windows 7?

I am now used to typing Chinese using a pinyin IME from my time in mainland China. But as far as I know the pinyin IMEs usually generate simplified characters. I'm now in Taiwan and having trouble ...
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How can I type bopomofo on Windows without converting to hanzi?

I've just finished my two months travelling in China and have arrived to spend one month in Taiwan. I now want to learn as much as I can about how Mandarin Chinese is used here. One thing different ...
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Typing Chinese radicals?

Is there a way to type radicals on a computer? I'd like to insert some in a document I'm writing but I'm not sure how to write those that don't correspond to an actual word. Any tips? Thanks!
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Dot vs. slash in Chinese computer fonts

We have been working with a new character system that differentiates between a dot and a slash in Chinese characters. The issue I have is being able to instinctively tell which one I should use. When ...
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How do I type the lü for Character Romanization?

I am studying classical Chinese and when I try to type in any words that require the ü it just randomly chooses a character. How do I use the Traditional pinyin entry method on a Mac and get the the ...
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Learning resources for ZhengMa input method?

I've been for some time learning chinese characters along with the Zheng Ma input method. I found it convenient for coming with Windows and being able to easily convert to my Dvorak touch-typing, as ...
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Input of Simplified Chinese on Windows

What options are available for input of simplified Chinese on Windows computers? Is it possible to draw characters using a mouse or stylus, or perhaps input using speech recognition?
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Chinese input on Windows based on pinyin and tones

What is the best way for me to type pinyin using a keyboard on Windows? I've tried the built-in IMEs, but... they don't feel very intuitive to me. For example, if I want to get wǔ, I need to type wu, ...