你好, I was just looking for something to input zhuyin characters with and found this: http://www.i2bopomo.com/ it works alright, but I am having trouble typing some characters. I am referencing the zhuyin on the Hanping Chinese Pro android app but when I type in the zhuyin it doesn't give me the option for some of the characters. So either the zhuyin is wrong in the android app or it isn't one of the included characters on http://www.i2bopomo.com/

Does anyone know of a different input option? I'll look into different keyboard drivers later, but right now I'd just like one like the linked site for practice.

An example of one I was having problems with using http://www.i2bopomo.com/ was 高兴 (ㄍㄠ ㄒㄧㄥˋ), that zhuyin is from the Hanping Chinese android app.

Is there a standard zhuyin pronunciation for each word or do different people interpret characters differently? 

Can you type 高兴 on http://www.i2bopomo.com/?

谢谢!

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Hello Corbin!

I'm not very good in zhuyin because they are mostly use by Taiwanese. Mainland Chinese stopped using them after they invented pinyin. Most of the Chinese are now taught using pinyin.

Taiwanese Chinese are of Traditional Chinese, 高兴 is simpified, 高興 is tradition.

moreover, I only used (ㄍㄠㄒㄧㄥ) and I found them.

try it again and see!

 

Plus, I found this android app, everybody likes it. take a look if it's compatible with your android :)

http://www.soft4fun.net/android-relate/android%E8%BB%9F%E9%AB%94-%E...

Alright, I see 興, but ㄍㄠ gives 稿 not 高, what is the difference between 稿 and 高?

高and稿 have different tones,

高1st tone and 稿3rd tone,

which of course they each have different meanings,

 高:tall,high;   (ㄍㄠ-) but the keyboard from the website doesn't have the "-"

so, just leave it as (ㄍㄠ) and you'll get the first tone

稿:draft, manuscript (ㄍㄠˇ)

Thanks for explaining, and I also just figured out how to properly type 高. I didn't realize you needed to type ㄍㄠ and then press the spacebar.


I haven't used that app, but I did find another one and have already been using the zhuyin input on my phone. Now to find a good linux solution for my 電腦

I just found this open source project: http://code.google.com/p/ibus/ that is a "next generation input framework" that allows inputs from multiple languages with ease. I can now easily type ㄅㄆㄇㄈ and it shows a dropdown of characters I can select as I "build" them (image below). This works in any application and each application remembers which character input mode it currently is in. You can switch between languages with a keyboard shortcut. Now I just need to figure out where all the keys are :-/

I am wondering why you want to learn zhuyin instead of pinyin? Are you going to go to Taiwan?

I was wondering about the same thing as well.........

I read this article on chinesehacks.com and started looking at zhuyin and I have enjoyed learning it so far, plus the excellent android app I mentioned above that has zhuyin or pinyin options. I have found it helpful for remembering some pronunciations. When I see the english letters in the pinyin I keep wanting to pronounce them like I'm so used to. I feel like learning brand new characters might be a little more difficult up front but then I can give a label to a new sound to map in my memory.

awesome thought! I wish you all the best :)

 

I taught zhuyin before, and from my personal observation, I think zhuyin is better for drilling students' pronunciation and tones. Excellent choice and good luck with Chinese learning.

Oh Yes,

I should´ve tell you about the spacebar!

sorry!!

 

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