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Typing Chinese Characters

Postby MLR » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:13 pm

Original Title: Please help about chinese characters

Hiya,

Sorry, me not very web savy :oops: , please instruct how to insert chinese character in posts. Thank you, thank you :pray:

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Re: Please help about chinese characters

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:37 pm

MLR wrote:Hiya,

Sorry, me not very web savy :oops: , please instruct how to insert chinese character in posts. Thank you, thank you :pray:


First your operating system (eg. Windows XP) must be Chinese capable. Here's a simple guide to install Chinese input methods for Windows XP:
http://www.li-ming.org/Form/XPSetup.pdf

You may need you Windows XP installation disk. Note that for Singapore, we use Simplified Chinese. So instead of installing Chinese (Taiwan) as suggested by the guide, you should replace that with Chinese (PRC) instead.

Good luck!

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Postby Guest » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:38 pm

You can download a software called Sogou and it gives the following:

http://pinyin.sogou.com/help.php

The download should be found here:

http://learningchineseonline.net/tools/ (download chinese input method)

Once installed, just need to use alt/shift to toggle between the input modes.

希望这能帮得了你.
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Postby MLR » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:08 pm

Dear CKS and ks2me

Thank you so much, i will give it a try.

:celebrate: [/i]

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Postby sunflower » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:10 am

ks2me wrote:You can download a software called Sogou and it gives the following:

http://pinyin.sogou.com/help.php

The download should be found here:

http://learningchineseonline.net/tools/ (download chinese input method)

Once installed, just need to use alt/shift to toggle between the input modes.

希望这能帮得了你.


Hi ks2me

Thanks for your tips. I used a silly way to input chinese characters in posts as I didn't know how, and I don't have the chinese software. Found this website http://www.mandarintools.com/worddict.html that translates Chinese to English words. I type in each word in hanyu pinyin and copy and paste the selected word from a list displayed. Very time consuming :cry:

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Postby Guest » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:54 am

sunflower wrote:Hi ks2me

Thanks for your tips. I used a silly way to input chinese characters in posts as I didn't know how, and I don't have the chinese software. Found this website http://www.mandarintools.com/worddict.html that translates Chinese to English words. I type in each word in hanyu pinyin and copy and paste the selected word from a list displayed. Very time consuming :cry:


Wow sunflower! I must say you are very creative to work around the issues. If you are not typing massive chinese text, this seems pretty smart way of doing it given the lack of resource. :wink:
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Postby ZacK » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:54 am

Perhaps can try Babelfish http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt

Its a translation tool, make sure you select English to Simp-Chinese... As with all translation tools, they're not so smart to take care of sentence structure between different languages... So what you may do is to type the string of words in English that you would like to have in Chinese, need not be a proper sentence.

Eg Type in "I you him her when why how", you get "我您他她,当为什么怎么" ... Just another alternative, in case it works for some. Alternative just get a Mac cos it comes with it's own feature to switch between languages. 8)

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How to type chinese characters using Microsoft Office?

Postby tianzhu » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:22 pm

[Moderator's note: Topics merged.]

Thank you for your help.

How to type chinese characters with Microsoft Word/Powerpoint?

Do I need additional chinese language softwares to insert chinese characters? Any free online chinese softwares?

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Postby Carrotree » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:47 pm

Hi, if you look at the taskbar of windows (at bottom of the screen where the "start" button is). At the bottom right hand corner, you can see the words "EN", click on it and you should be able to to see "CH" being offered. Select "CH" to select the chinese language and you should be able to input chinese characters by han yu pin yin.

Cheers!

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Postby sunflower » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:40 pm

Hi tianzhu, I've downloaded the website suggested by ks2me in this thread http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2699 and find that it can also be used in Microsoft Word.

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