How to write Chinese characters on a Mac?

RZetlin

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Jul 9, 2007
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I have a wacom tablet connected to my Mac and I can use the Ink application to write English characters.

Is there a way to write Chinese characters on the Mac?
 

Virgil-TB2

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Aug 3, 2007
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I have a wacom tablet connected to my Mac and I can use the Ink application to write English characters.

Is there a way to write Chinese characters on the Mac?
You can set the whole OS to use Mandarin if you want, but that's not exactly "writing." Not sure what you mean.

I am pretty sure that you can leave the OS in English and "write" in another language in a word processor if you use the right font and keyboard, but maybe someone who knows Chinese should answer. :)
 

RZetlin

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Jul 9, 2007
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You can set the whole OS to use Mandarin if you want, but that's not exactly "writing." Not sure what you mean.

I am pretty sure that you can leave the OS in English and "write" in another language in a word processor if you use the right font and keyboard, but maybe someone who knows Chinese should answer. :)
With the tablet I can use the Ink handwriting recognition to write in English.

Is there a way to write in Chinese using my tablet?
 

Virgil-TB2

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Aug 3, 2007
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With the tablet I can use the Ink handwriting recognition to write in English.

Is there a way to write in Chinese using my tablet?
If I get you correctly, that would require a handwriting recognition program written for Chinese. Never heard of one, but maybe someone else has.
 

billibala

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Apr 13, 2009
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There's an alternative solution now. I've developed an iPhone app called Finger.

It's a chinese handwriting tablet solution for Mac using iPhone or iPod Touch. There's also a free version where you can try for unlimited number of times.

Hope you will like this app.

Bill
 
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