Talib wrote:I dislike the IME I'm currently using for Chinese (which is simplified characters inputted with pinyin) and I'm thinking of switching. For those of you who use traditional characters, which method do you use to input them? And does anyone know of an input system for traditional characters that uses pinyin? I don't really feel like using zhuyin because it's a pain to learn a whole new keyboard layout.
The confusing part for me is that it doesn't actually go by radical, but more or less arbitrary parts of characters.Cangjie is cool, the idea is ingenious, I tried to learn it once (4-letter Cangjie though, not the quick method, it seems easier to me), but... Urgh, it's kinda confusing to guess which radical is the one I need to input (specially considering there's only ONE combination that will do the job). Didn't put that much effort in learning it, anyway.
linguoboy wrote:I've no doubt that the various stroke-order and character-shape methods are quicker for people who are well-acquainted with the characters, but I don't do enough typing to justify the effort it would take to learn one. I use a Bopomofo-based method, which is slightly quicker than Pinyin but a real pain when you're trying to type a character whose pronunciation you can't remember or never learned.
Talib wrote:And when you know how to write it but not the pronunciation?
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