How do I input chinese characters?

February 16, 2012, 03:53 AM posted in General Discussion


I've just joined ChinesePod a few minutes ago and was wondering how I may type Chinese characters? I have already followed the control panel > regional languages till I've added the Chinese PRC simplified keyboard. Even after switching to CH Chinese (Simplified, PRC) keyboard, when typing a pinyin say, "Shanghai" it still won't convert it to chinese characters.

Pardon me if this is a very newbie question but any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you folks!



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February 16, 2012, 04:46 AM

There shouldn't be much more to it than that.

If you hit the shift key, you toggle between English or Chinese. You should see either a 中 for Chinese input or a 英 for English input. Perhaps you are stuck in the English mode.

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February 16, 2012, 08:05 AM

Nah that wasn't it, fortunately I figured it out. Can't use the Chinese (simplified ) US keyboard since that will just remain in english but instead when I tried Chinese Microsoft Pinyin ABC style. The latter works just fine.