A little over a year ago, I posted reviews of some Chinese Input systems on this thread:
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Since I am more familiar with Cantonese, I tend to type using Cantonese input systems; however, I am curious what systems other Chinese learners use when typing in Chinese.
There are a variety of Chinese input systems that require cut and paste, but I prefer using a system that allows me to directly type into a text box, letter, or on the internet.
I thought Steve mentioned that he uses NJStar…does that allow you to type directly to the computer?
Thanks for your response.
In Vista or Windows 7, you can just switch the keyboard layout to Pinyin Input. Is that not what other people use?
you can do it in MS Word, just write in pinyin and get charachters. You should only add Chinese keyboard layout and kick off right away. It is possible in Win XP too, with a small additional program.
I use the simple pinyin IME in Vista.
Thanks for all the posts. I honestly wasn’t aware that there was a pinyin system set up right in Vista. Now that you mentioned it…it was very easy to find.
Just curious…how do you type the bracket quotes that are found in Chinese writing?
Is that the correct way to write a quote, or will quotation marks suffice?
I suppose it would be more accurate to type:
Any shortcuts for typing the brackets?
I am also curious about knowing how we can type the bracket quotes with Microsoft pinyin IME in Vista. When typing Japanese with Japanese IME, I can find it easily but not pinyin IME.
I use the google pinyin input program (that they kinda copied from another company haha)
The brackets are done using the same bracket keys [ ] when using the IME you get 【 】，and if you press shift you get 『』。it’s probably the similar in Microsoft’s IME.
Well … I am using QQpinyin . you can dl it on google .
In your case, I’ll suggest you use the Cangjie input method (倉頡輸入法) or Simplified Cangjie (速成). And refering to your question on how to type bracket quotes i.e. 「」 , if you’ve installed the new version of Cangjie, you simply need to only press ［］in Fullwidth Forms and then press the downward arrow “↓” to choose.
@ Shon_t, good questions.
I use 微軟新注音輸入法 2002a input and it seems inherent in Windows XP with my laptop.
It works fine for me.
I make the icon of Half/Full-Form-Character a Full one by pressing Shift+Space
and then press the key [ to get a pop-up list of ［「『【︹︻﹁﹝﹃ to choose from.
So is the key ] for its pair 」.
Well just in my case. Hope I answered your question.
Both 說 and 問 are lexically correct, yet in formal composition we will add ： in front of 「.
So here you go,
Or even shorter,
You might see the followings in a novel as well.