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How do I input Chinese characters?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by macktheknife, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    I have the ability to display East Asian characters (i.e. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.) on my TiBook running OS X. However, what do I do if I want to input some characters in Word, Text, etc.? Any help would be appreciated.

  2. macrumors 68030


    ok here we go...

    go to

    system preferences>international>keyboard menu> then scroll down to the bottom, and check off either the simplified chinese or the original chinese>quit system preferences>open word or whatever> on the menu bar there shuld be an american flag. click that, and select chinese>start typing!

    hope this helps...

  3. macrumors 6502

    i don't think that will do it...you want to INPUT chinese characters right?

    thing is...they are double-byte whereas our standard roman characters are single-byte. you need the language module and special software to input characters.

    single-byte chinese characters are not the same...nor do the character sets contain enough different characters to type things properly.

    it's been so long for me...nisus writer is a good place to start...i'm sure they either create software to input double-byte characters or have links to them...

    if you are really hot for this stuff...and need some help...i do know of a guy who can input double-byte characters into his mac, and export them as editable single-byte characters in quark...jv

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