Online Chinese Input Method  (IME)

在线中文输入法

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Frequent Answered Questions

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1.How do I type Chinese on a English keyboard?

You can type Chinese on a English keyboard by using software called "Iput Method Editor" or IME in short. IME allow English keyboards to produce thousands of characters used in written Chinese. The most IME is PinYin based IME. It is a way to input Chinese in transliteration using the standard Roman alphabet keys on a QWERTY keyboard. ChineseInput.net is just online PinYin based Chinese Input Method Editor(IME).

To type Chinese using IME, you normally need to enable the Chinese IME on your operating system (OS) which generally requires the administrator rights. Online IME like ChineseInput.net provide a simple way to type Chinese without installing IME on your computer. It is extremely useful when you are on a public computer which you don't have the adiminstrator rights.


2. What's PinYin?

Pinyin, or Hànyǔ Pīnyīn, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and Taiwan.The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.

You can use PinYin to type Chinese Characters on a computer. To type a Chinese character, you type out its sound according to Pinyin. For example, you can type the name of China's capital with the word "Beijing." We will automatically converts the Pinyin spelling to the correct Chinese characters on the screen.


3. What does a Chinese Keyboard look like? How do Chinese type?

Contratry to what a lot of peopel think, Chinese don't use a Chinese keyboard. In fact, most of them use a standard Roman alphabet keyboard with QWERTY layout. They use the IME (input method editor) to type Chinese. Just try to type something on ChineseInput.net, you will get what I meant.


4. How do I type Chinese on Windows?

Contratry to what a lot of peopel think, Chinese don't use a Chinese keyboard. In fact, most of them use a standard Roman alphabet keyboard with QWERTY layout. They use the IME (input method editor) to type Chinese. Just try to type something on ChineseInput.net, you will get what I meant.

5. How do I type Chinese on Mac?

Contratry to what a lot of peopel think, Chinese don't use a Chinese keyboard. In fact, most of them use a standard Roman alphabet keyboard with QWERTY layout. They use the IME (input method editor) to type Chinese. Just try to type something on ChineseInput.net, you will get what I meant.