Talk:Chinese input methods for computers

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this page needs to be refactored -- too many external links to relevant information ...

I disagree. Each description of an input method is very long, and people may well search for them by name. It would be awkward to put them all on one page. --Shibboleth 22:10, 23 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Pronounciation is dialect dependent, the input methods should be subdivided into Cantonese vs. Mandarin etc.

Character structures are drastically different between traditional vs. simplified Chinese. These input methods should be subdivided into two groups.

not drastically different. the same method can be used for both simplified and trad. 218.103.132.85 16:49, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

The article mentions that there are input methods based on the encoding. I am not aware of such input methods. If it refers to entity editing in the numeric codes like 注音 for Unicode value of 注音 in HTML, then the term input method should be more defined. To my understanding, input method is the system/method implemented using Input Method Editor. Entering the characters by their binary values should not be considered as input method. Kowloonese 22:28, 14 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Popular use today[edit]

Someone should write about which are the most popular methods today in the "Overview" section. Originally, that was what I was looking for when I came here. --200.85.8.194 (talk) 18:08, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Windows XP has some more[edit]

Windows XP provides even more input methods that are not mentioned here, they are

It'll be great if someone commented on these. --Abdull 15:53, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Both Quanpin (lit. "full pinyin") and ShuangPin (lit. "double pinyin") are variations of the "Pinyin" input method, and they both are traditional input methods dating from DOS days. Zhengma is also not Windows XP specific (it's available at least on Windows 2000).—Gniw (Wing) 00:06, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

速录[edit]

Should this super fast input method mentioned in this article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 222.130.197.75 (talkcontribs)

That word is Stenotype in English. It does not use standard keyboard, and application is different. So I would say no, we don't need it here. --Voidvector 09:44, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Mac OS X Input Methods[edit]

The Mac offers the following menu of input methods for Simplified Chinese:
· ITABC
· Wubi Xing
· Wubi Hua
How do these correlate to the methods described here?
17.201.21.31 22:40, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

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Page title[edit]

Isn’t for computers extraneous? —Wiki Wikardo 01:05, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Mystery input method[edit]

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Does anyone know which input method this is? I copied it down ages ago and have forgotten what it is called. I can't seem to find an article about it. Thanks --Joowwww (talk) 14:32, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Double Pinyin. Consonant keys basically double as shortcuts for vowel groups. --Voidvector (talk) 15:04, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

IME Pad[edit]

I am missing IME Pad with character drawing ability in Windows Vista for Chinese simplified. Please someone with the knowledge of the subject, write about IME Pad in Microsoft IME. --Anatoli (talk) 03:59, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Linux[edit]

I came to this page looking for information on Chinese character input methods available for Linux and how to go about enabling them. I am quite surprised to find absolutely nothing here about this. Can some knowledgeable person please add some descriptions, or at least supply some useful links to relevant information sources (preferably in English)? Jonstephens (talk) 18:07, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

List of input methods for UNIX platforms Rōnin (talk) 09:30, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Handwriting input method?[edit]

I'm thinking of adding a section on handwriting input method, since that's what I use most often on my iPhone. It's native to the iPhone OS, and provides an area for touch-screen entry, and the system posts the most likely guesses as to what character you mean, and then you tap on it. --MCB (talk) 17:35, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

refactoring for mobile vs. stationary, traditional vs. simplified, and typing speed?[edit]

It seems that there are several input methods that are specifically tailored to be used on mobile phones (eg. WuBiHua and G6). The article should imho be refactored to reflect the different applicability - one would likely prefer a full keyboard method on a stationary computer, but maybe not so on a mobile computer. Also, there should be a table that lists, for each method, whether the method can reasonably be used to write Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, or both, and it would be nice if someone could post figures for the average typing speeds for each method. My personal "hit list" includes WuBi for ~160 and CangJie for ~200 characters per minute (can't use them, though). Such tables would make it easier to choose which method(s) to learn. 79.228.168.176 (talk) 09:19, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Merge Wubihua = stroke method = stroke-count method[edit]

The article lists these methods as being separate, yet the chinese names are almost identical and I can find no reference that suggests they are different. They all seem to be based on (- | / \ ¬). Unless the article can indicate the difference or cite a source that shows them to be different, shouldn't they be merged? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.69.52.161 (talk) 15:08, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Possibly... Isn't there a template that says something like "This article/section/what-have-you is in need of attention from an expert on the subject"? Rōnin (talk) 17:41, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Using hangul to input chinese characters[edit]

Super Speedy Chinese Hanzi Input System with Hangul An Introduction to AnYin(안음) 3.0

http://www.ahnmatae.org/Common/Documents/Article-22.pdf

hanja to hangul conversion

http://www.branah.com/hanja-to-hangul

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/publisher-help/convert-hangul-and-hanja-HP005250805.aspx

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/convert-hangul-to-hanja-HP005250759.aspx

http://www.openoffice.org/api/docs/common/ref/com/sun/star/linguistic2/HangulHanjaConversionDictionary.html

http://kldp.net/projects/hanja/

Rajmaan (talk) 15:54, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Learning Times[edit]

While I concede that these learning times are subjective, saying "this is easy", or "this is difficult", maybe augmented with "very" or "extremely", is not at all helpful in my opinion. I have therefore tried to quantify these statements for PinYin and Wubi, according to my experience as a Western adult. In my experience, the one major obstacle for learning an input method is the availability of teachers and learning material for non-Chinese people, which effectively preclude self-study on these issues, and the reluctance of young Chinese people to use such a non-fashionable method. Once I found someone who would explain Wubi to me, it was basically a piece of cake. I guess that a similar experience can be had regarding other input methods, if you ignore the general Chinese attitude towards teaching methodologies for a moment. 80.135.145.144 (talk) 23:25, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

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