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How do I get the enumeration comma (、) in Google input tools?

I think you can try the backslash "\".
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Why is my Microsoft Pinyin IME suddenly making traditional characters instead of simplified?

The Simplified Chinese Microsoft Pinyin IME is capable of both simplified and traditional characters. When you install it, it will be set for simplified characters. It is set up to toggle between ...
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How to enter 女人 with QQ pinyin?

nvren 'v' replaces 'ü' in Chinese input.
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On Linux, how do I output Chinese Characters (not pinyin) using tones in the input

Try using Terra-Pinyin (地球拼音) which runs on rime (中州韻) which runs on either ibus or fcitx. It allows you to input using "-" to represent 1st tone, "/" to represent 2nd tone, ">" to represent 3rd tone, ...
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Chinese IMEs - Wubi, Cangjie

Wubi is indeed very fast, but the cost and benefit makes it less worthwhile. In fact, I'd like to argue most of the professional typewriting systems aren't worth learning. You get AI support on major ...
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Why is the Cangjie code for 海 inconsistent?

There are many rules for the Cangjie input method. The one you don't understand thoroughly is the rule of omission. Omission in enclosed forms: when part of the character to be decomposed and the ...
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How do Chinese people touch type quickly (English equivalent of ~80WPM)? Is it possible?

The answer: with uncommon texts, I suspect that is impossible. Common words that the statistics engine find are just fine but more complex words are extremely slow. That's just the case. I ...
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How to enter pinyin itself under Windows?

Usual IME's won't have that feature... so I think you have two approaches here. Use a special IME or IME scheme, for example 地球拼音 from 中州韵输入法引擎(RIME). Reference: this Chinese post Type Chinese first, ...
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How do Chinese themselves enter characters into computer?

Chinese Input Methods Introduction: Pinyin methods. Bing Out-of-box on windows in Chinese language. Very elegant. Pure typing. Sougou Most users. Most powerful word source. Most ADs. It provides ...
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Character-component "spelling" software

Well, actually many input tools like Sogou and MSpinyin have already had such functions. I don't know a lot of the database you referred to, but I guess it is the database of China's household ...
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Chinese IMEs - Wubi, Cangjie

All the comments above are great. Though there is one thing that I seldom hear people mention, which is the benefit to your reading when you use a stroke-based input method. This is because fuzzy ...
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How to type the Chinese ellipsis ⋯⋯ using Google Pinyin IME?

I don't use Google pinyin on Linux, but a lot of (simplified) Chinese IME use Shift + 6 to produce ellipsis. I assume the Google pinyin might follow the trend. And by the way, you can try all the ...
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What is the fastest method to type Chinese using a computer?

Theoretically the fastest method seems to be 速录. 亚伟速录常用于会议的听打,最快可达500字/分。 Apparently you can type five hundred characters a min. It is basically a type of shorthand used by stenographers. The ...
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Chinese IMEs - Wubi, Cangjie

Use Pinyin. It's both faster, easier to learn, and more versatile. By the time you start learning Chinese, you should have alread started learning Pinyin. So there is no additional "rules" to learn ...
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What is the fastest method to type Chinese using a computer?

Unfortunately, I know of no formal studies testing all inputs to see which is the fastest. However, I'll make my case for Cangjie, below, with evidence. (skip to "The Case for Cangjie's Speed&...
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(In)complete list of Free Chinese Input Methods in current use

I have added some details to the input methods above. Grouped by country of origin Removed the character codes (i.e. Big5,Telecode, CNS11643, CCCII). Character sets (trad./simp.) and number of ...
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Why has zuò//láo // in between?

The // is the marker used by Pleco to indicate that the word is in a special class of intransitive verbs called separable verbs. Other references call these V.O. (Verb Object) constructions. ABC ...
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Translating terms like function and toggle

function 功能 toggle 切換 有時候我使用注音符號的輸入法来_強化_聲調 or 有時候我為了_強化_聲調使用注音符號的輸入法
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How do Chinese people touch type quickly (English equivalent of ~80WPM)? Is it possible?

I don't know enough about security to reccommend specific keyboards, but I can help list the ways to type in chinese I know in a rough order of possible cpm (assuming a conversion to characters a ...
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Learning resources for ZhengMa input method?

ZhengMa is a very powerful IME, as it doesn't really distinguish between 'simplified' and 'traditional' so one can type both scripts without having to switch between modes. It's designed to be a ...
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How to use RSUNICODE codes?

as far as i know, the function of rsunicode is to find out the radical & stroke count from an input, the output is the radical index (1-214) & number of strokes, excluding the radical of the ...
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Character-component "spelling" software

There certainly have been approaches like the one you described. There's a relatively early prototype by Hobby and Goan (http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb05-2/tb10hobby.pdf) for a Chinese font ...
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Impact of order of bilingual dictionary entries, dictionary searching, and input method on Chinese learning

In most modern dictionaries, there is a preface that allows you to search words up by radical, by directing you to the appropriate page. Most people use this section when they want to learn its ...
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Written electronic communication speed in Simplified Chinese vs English

Disclaimer: This answer is largely based on personal experience and anecdotes and written from the perspective of a Simplified Chinese user. For English: wpm/cpm, including punctuation. Conversion: 1 ...
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Why has zuò//láo // in between?

Your question is answered here by user Shun in Pleco Forums: [T]his is a feature of the free Pleco dictionary. As you have correctly guessed, it indicates that other characters can sometimes be ...
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Why has zuò//láo // in between?

It's a verb-object collocation. 坐 in Chinese means sit/sitting, and 牢 in Chinese means prison. In Chinese, we add adj between the verb and object, like: 坐过两年牢. Extending: 坐椅子 = Sitting on a chair 坐镇 =...
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How do I choose what traditional character variants I want on Windows 10?

@Rojetto wrote: I'm trying to type 週 but I get 周, I want 掛 but get 挂, I want 裡 and get 裏. The reason is connected to the use of the "Chinese (Simplified, China)" IME. My first suggestion is ...
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What is the procedure for typing cangjie here?

You may want to check out this site for ChangJie input method. Here is a diagram of key->character fragment correspondence from the aforementioned site. Once you have memorized the table, the next ...
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How do Chinese people touch type quickly (English equivalent of ~80WPM)? Is it possible?

You can try Wubi (五笔) . It needs some effort to learn its input methods. But you can gain a very fast speed in inputting. The relation between the character you want and the key you pressed are hard ...
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