Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

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Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby purple_hoodie » 30 May 2012, 23:58

Hi all, does anyone have a good suggestion for a Pinyin input method for Mac with Traditional Characters? I'm using OS X 10.6.8.

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Re: Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby ironlady » 31 May 2012, 00:10

I just chose Pinyin under Traditional...I input Traditional characters using Pinyin all the time. Didn't install anything special on my Mac. Right now I've just upgraded to 10.7.4 but even back with 10.6.x I could do the same thing. Have you checked the available input types under Traditional Chinese?
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Re: Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby tango42 » 31 May 2012, 00:13

purple_hoodie wrote:Hi all, does anyone have a good suggestion for a Pinyin input method for Mac with Traditional Characters? I'm using OS X 10.6.8.

Thanks!
Michael


New to Mac? It is built in.

System Preferences > Language and Text > Input Sources >>> [Select the one you want. I have Chinese Traditional > Pinyin Traditional.]

Then there will be a little toggle at top of screen to jump from languages for input.
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Re: Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby cranky laowai » 31 May 2012, 09:43

QIM is a popular choice. And now it's freeware. (See also here.)
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Re: Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby purple_hoodie » 01 Jun 2012, 11:09

Yeah I didn't like the system standard input method but QIM is much better, thanks!
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Re: Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby tango42 » 26 Jan 2013, 19:35

Is QIM still much preferred over OS X Pinyin? How is it better?

I've heard that OS X Pinyin input was greatly improved with the release of OS X 10.7 (Lion) and that the gap has narrowed considerably.
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Re: Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby ehophi » 27 Jan 2013, 05:33

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Re: Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby the bear » 28 Jan 2013, 09:32


that's for windows OS and also output is simplified.
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Re: Traditional Pinyin input method for Mac

Postby ehophi » 28 Jan 2013, 22:37

Oh, sorry about that, but the output is adjustable.

我也可以用它打繁體字。
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