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Has MS DOS ever been used in a Chinese-speaking country?

Before Windows 95, we used "倚天中文卡" to input, handle and display traditional Chinese in Dos environment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ETen_Chinese_System Such a long time ago :)
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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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Are there any tools for combining multiple radicals into a single character?

The closest thing I can think of 字统 is https://zi.tools. (There's also 字海 http://www.yedict.com which you cannot search Ideographic Description Character sequence and GlyphWiki which I trust much less....
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Is there an Android app that pressing on words translates them?

I found the Pleco app manages to do this task using the (free) option Screen Reader: For example, browsing online in a website: If we press on the button , the app recognizes the characters and ...
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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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Help finding unicode code point for compound character 任鸟?

鵀 is actually an existing character in CJK Unified Ideographs (U+9D40), meaning hoopoe 戴胜鸟. But since it's not frequently used, the corresponding simplified character 𬸊 is in 扩E:2CE0A. There is an ...
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How do online stroke order dictionaries render intermediate stages?

The data on how to draw characters (including stroke order) is freely available via Make Me a Hanzi. The file graphics.txt contains vector graphics files for each character, stroke by stroke. For ...
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Is Siri good for practicing Chinese pronunciation?

The bast way to practice Chinese is talking to native Chinese speaker, but if you don’t have the opportunity, you can try to watch Chinese TV shows. And Siri is not a good choice.
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What tool allows a fast translation from Chinese that is both scaleable and exportable?

There are several ways to look up characters without knowing their pronunciation. In printed dictionaries, you need to identify the character's radical (or at least one of the character's radical ...
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Invitation for a Chinese writing contest and asking recommendation for software that screens characters

I wrote a simple tool to check whether your writing contains the allowed characters only: https://bettyjj.github.io/limited-characters/ I copied the allowed characters from the contest page you linked ...
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Are there any tools for combining multiple radicals into a single character?

The Chinese Character Wiki has a function called Mutant character builder, which can create things like: You input whatever components you want, and can shift and stretch them, and it gives you the ...
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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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Tool which can convert web pages from Hanzi to either Pinyin or Zhuyin Fuhao

On Android you could try the "Pinyin Web Browser" app in the Play Store (free and no ads), or "Cantonese Web Browser" for Sidney Lau / Yale. Both apps print their romanisation with word-groupings, ...
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Where can I find a downloadable database of English to Chinese words?

I went on a similar search today and found a real gem: ECDICT. It contains a whopping 770K entries! Here are my notes from investigating it: English to Chinese, 770K entries (the biggest besides ...
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Open source Sichuanese TTS (语音合成?)

You're right about the company. It's full name is 科大讯飞. 科大is short for 中国科学技术大学(University of Science and Technology of China),my Alma mater!--this company is founded by several alumni in cooperation ...
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Can I use 现代汉语词典 outside of the paper dictionary?

You can buy it as an in-app purchase in the Pleco app. It costs 19.99 USD at the moment. For Android devices and also for iPhone /iPad. Reference: http://www.pleco.com/products/pleco-for-iphone-ipad/...
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Algorithm for finding names in Chinese texts

This doesn't work with all texts but it should provide a 100% grab for supported texts. You can use parameters to find proper name marks throughout texts: In Chinese writing, a proper name mark (...
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Fonts that compose Ideographic Description Characters into one character

The question you are asking is basically, "how do I shape ideographic description sequences (IDS's)"? Text shaping is how the Arabic word خ‌ط‌ ‌ا‌ل‌ع‌ا‌ئ‌ل‌ة becomes خط العائلة. It is ...
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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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Which word processors and websites support vertical writing of Chinese?

Is there a convenient (preferably free of charge) word processor if I wish to type a Chinese document vertically? Microsoft word support this function. Click layout -> text direction -> vertical.
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Which word processors and websites support vertical writing of Chinese?

TextEdit Format/ Make layout vertical
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Is there a way to discover unique word combinations from a list of characters?

Ok, I could have gotten this done a lot sooner but I'm a lazy prick, here it is: Wasn't what I was originally planning on doing when I got off work but here it is. I searched up "100 most basic ...
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Examples of correct and incorrect pinyin

An idea coming from here suggests to take the HSK vocabulary list annotated with pinyin and put the words list to Google translate. The post's author found 11% of words incorrectly converted for HSK ...
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Is there an Android app that pressing on words translates them?

Now there is also Langtern, a free iOS and Android app that has an embedded browser with a dictionary that shows the meaning of words you click on. This is an example with a piece of news from 中国日报: ...
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Tool for processing Chinese text

If you are using a MAC, try to install a JDK 1.4. another solution is: here are some alternatives, you can try: https://en.freedownloadmanager.org/Windows-PC/DimSum-FREE.html
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Ibus-pinyin seems not a good Chinese inputting system for Chinese learners. How do you usually input Chinese using keyboard without android or iphone?

The only thing that I know of is the 地球拼音 from rime https://rime.im/. (I googled and found some unheard names, but they’re so little used and not trustworthy) You can use the ibus-rime engine. Rime is ...
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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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五笔字型 practicing Apps?

There is a website for Wubi lovers: http://www.52wubi.com/. Maybe it will be useful to you. Some resources for learning and practicing Wubi: Wubizi - gives full 汉字 examples for each of the 字根 Online ...
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