One problem that found with this type of input that they many people do not
know the proper stroke order.
From: Viranga Ratnaike [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 12:13 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: how does a chinese keyboard input....
On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 10:08:16PM -0800, Sandeep Krishna wrote:
> guys, can anyone tell me how does a Chinese Keyboard take inputs...
> i mean that Chinese has more than a thousand characters...
> and also majorly their script is Ideographics or characters represent
This is more a follow up question than an answer.
What are the different ways that chinese characters can be input?
Writing (and maintaining) unicode test suites is not quite as
enjoyable as writing code for unicode.
Apologies for not actually answering the question. I'm curious to
know what techniques exist out there.
P.S. When I was in an airport in Taiwan I saw the check-in staff person
a stylus to input characters. These characters first appeared, (very
large) in red, superimposed on the screen and then were positioned in
the appropriate field on the form.
P.P.S. My electronic dictionary also provides a stylus (as well as pinyin
entry). But this is unreliable (with my writing skill : ) for
characters that have large numbers of strokes, as the dictionary
gives me a list of its best guesses.
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