I have a Macbook 2008, Mac OS X 10.6.8. My problem isn't so much a problem more than an annoyance. That is, Traditional Chinese pinyin input only shows me Romanized characters until I press 'space bar' whereupon it will show me the corresponding characters of the pinyin I have typed. I have tried the Simplified Chinese pinyin input, and it does not have this problem. It shows possible characters 'live' right by the textbox in which I am typing. The Korean input occasionally (I find usually in chat room text boxes) does something similar. Rather than Romanization however, it shows me the Korean characters at the bottom of the screen rather than 'live' update in the text box. Only after pressing the 'space bar' or 'return' keys does it appear in the text box in which I intend it to go into. Again, the iPhone keyboard never has this problem, always having 'live' update in the text boxes. For Korean, this can be annoying sometimes because I have to press 'space bar', 'return' to get the intended result rather than a simple 'return' and get intended result. I have attached some photos as examples of what I mean. The top right of the photos are numbered to help you follow with my description. 1. The first photo is what I WANT, it is the Simplified Chinese input. It's the way iPhone input does BOTH Traditional & Simplified pinyin input. 2. The second photo is my problem with Traditional Chinese input. I can't find any way to make it like the Simplified input. And after I press 'space bar' does it go to photo #3, labelled 'Chin-Trad2' 3. Now it shows me the corresponding characters. 4. Example of Korean input MOST of the time. 5. Korean input showing at the bottom occassionally (usually in chatroom boxes) Any insight on this matter is much appreciated. Thank you. ---------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE OCT. 16, 2011 After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the Chinese (SO FAR), from the 5-10 minutes I have used it, seems to be doing live update just like I wanted it with the simplified Chinese of Snow Leopard. That means we can cross 1-3 off our list of problems if we upgrade to Lion. Problem with Korean input still very random but might be a Safari problem as Hazel mentioned.