I want to know how the people at Chinesepod can type all of the pinyin for the sentences that are displayed in Chinese characters. There is no way y'all have the time to type out all of that pinyin! I am guessing that you just copy and paste it into a window of some software you have, and pinyin automatically spits out, sort of like a translator, right?
TalJuly 06, 2009, 01:31 AM
But the Pinyin does not "automatically spit out" with it though! You have to open an editing window, type in the normal way using the western alphabet and manually put in tone marks using number key after each word. Then you can copy and paste the text (and tone marks) to another place.
RJJuly 06, 2009, 02:54 PM
one has to type the pinyin initially (with or without tone marks or numbers) to create the Hanzi in the first place. (If you include the tones then the list of character choices is narrowed.) On the other hand, once you have the Hanzi there is a really nice program for converting to pinyin. And it does spit them out. :-)You will find it here:
this one is really worth downloading. It will convert hanzi and leave english intact. You may have to proof read the tone marks but in the short time I have been using it, seems to work pretty well. It also gives definitions on the right when you use the cursor as a roll over tool on the characters.