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Chapter 4 Chinese Input Methods

UnionWay Chinese System provides the following eight input methods: ZhuYin (image1.jpg (5474 bytes)), PinYin (image2.jpg (5489 bytes)), English - Chinese (image3.jpg (5561 bytes)), CangJie (image4.jpg (5601 bytes)), Internal Code (image5.jpg (5436 bytes)), Cantonese (image6.jpg (5373 bytes)), Symbol (image7.jpg (5770 bytes)) and Simple-Stroke (image8.jpg (5567 bytes)) (only in the Big5 mode).

Both the keyboard and mouse are supported in each Chinese input method. In addition, any new Chinese input method could be added into UnionWay Chinese system.

 

IME Parameter Setting

The default input method of UnionWay Chinese system is English. Click the Input Methoud with the left mouse button will activate the IME Configuration tool bar:

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There are four button with their own function, the first is Input Method page for specifying all the input parameters; the second is toggle shape; the third is Keyboard page displaying the keyboard map of the current IME; and thefourth is Option page for customizing IME. Click any of the button with the left mouse button will bring that page to the front.

 

ZhuYin Input Method

In the IME Configuration dialog box, ZhuYin is the first Chinese input method listed. It conforms to the general characteristic of Mandarin pronunciation, having the component of Consonant, Vowel, and Tone. With these three components, it is then made possible for computer input. In UnionWay Chinese professional system, it not only provides the single word input (only single word input for the standard system), but also provides the Chinese word phrase input of 2 to 4 character word phrase, further distinguishes the input that is with tone and without tone. Each user may select and define their preferred IME.

Entering UnionWay Chinese system, English is the default input method. You can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F1" or "Ctrl + Space" to switch input method ("Ctrl + Space" switch between the current Chinese input method and English input method). If you click the image10.jpg (5566 bytes) button with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration pop up meny will appear and switch to the  input method.

This is the keyboard layout conforming to the ET (image11.jpg (1255 bytes)) with tone keyboard definition. On the upper right corner, next to the spin image12.jpg (5261 bytes) button, the button is indicating that the current keyboard displayed is layout number 1. Clicking the "up" arrow on the spin button will change the display, bringing us to the Standard with tone keyboard layout:

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Clicking the "up" arrow on the spin button again will change the display to 2nd layout, bringing us to the Standard with tone keyboard layout:

image14.jpg (32846 bytes)

Clicking the "up" arrow on the spin button again will change the display to 3rd layout, bringing us to the keyboard layout conforming to the ET without tone keyboard definition:

image14.jpg (32760 bytes)

Clicking the "up" arrow one more time on the spin button will change the display to 4th layout, bringing us to the Standard without tone keyboard layout:

image16.jpg (32684 bytes)

Notice the first two input keyboard layout are with tone, and the last two input keyboard layout are without tone. It is very important to select the keyboard layout that you are familiar with.

Following are some of the hot keys that you can use during the input:

Ctrl + Space or switch between the current Chinese input method Alt + Shift and English input method

 

Backspace deletes one input code

Esc clears all input code

?or Space Bar turn to the next words (or phrases) page

?turn to the previous words (or phrases) page

1 to 8 (F1 to F8) are used for selecting the target word (or phrase)

Following are the representation of the tones:

¡E Light tone

Space First tone

£½ Second tone

£¾ Third tone

£¿ Forth tone

For each word in the ZhuYin IME, it usually requires the "Consonant + Vowel + (Tone)"; and for the word phrase, it usually requires the "completion of the First Word + Consonant of the Second Word".

while typing or selecting the word or phrase into the application program., you may need to use the function keys from F1 to F8 to replace the numeric keys 1 to 8 when the numeric keys are used for tone or phrase input code mapping. If you only prefer to input single word (no more phrase), please enable Word mode option from Option image18.jpg (5393 bytes) button.

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Intelligent ZhuYin Input Method

Intelligent ZhuYin IME provided by UnionWay Chinese system is the simplest and easiest to use for Chinese character input. It is most flexible for word phrase and short sentence input. While in the ZhuYin, selecting the Intelligent mode option will activate the Intelligent mode and set it as a default option for subsequent use of UnionWay Chinese system.

 

Input Single Word

Using image19.jpg (5030 bytes) as an example:

 

ZhuYin With Tone Input

While in the ZhuYin input mode, and is on the keyboard layout 1 or 2, type the input code image20.jpg (5339 bytes) for image19.jpg (5030 bytes) , it does not display on the first word page, use the Space bar or ¡Ekey to get to the second page, the target word image19.jpg (5030 bytes) is on the position 1 as shown below (it may be on different position for different user due to the Auto Sort option may have sorted the word into different position):

image21.jpg (12560 bytes)

 

Press the numeric key 1 or the F1 key will bring the target word image19.jpg (5030 bytes) into the application program at the cursor position.

 

ZhuYin Without Tone Input

While in the ZhuYin input mode, and is on the keyboard layout 3 or 4, type the input code image20.jpg (5483 bytes) for image19.jpg (5030 bytes), because the input is without tone, all the words that matches the input code regardless of which tone it has will be displayed, one page at a time, thus increasing the page turning frequency to find the target word. If the target word is not on the first page, you may use the Space bar or ¡Ekey to get to the next page. In this example, the target word image19.jpg (5030 bytes) is on the eighth position as shown:

image22.jpg (13452 bytes)

Press the numeric key 8 or the F8 key will send the target word image19.jpg (5030 bytes) into the application program at the cursor position.

It is not necessary (for both the Input With Tone and Input Without Tone) to type all the input code to get to the target word. In the above example, by typing in image23.jpg (4904 bytes)  (Consonant) or image24.jpg (5166 bytes)(Consonant + Tone), could both bring you to the target word image19.jpg (5030 bytes). However, the more code that you type, the less pages you have to turn to get to the target word.

There are two conditions worth noting while typing in or selecting the word into the application program. First, you may need to use the function keys from F1 to F8 to replace the numeric keys 1 to 8 when the numeric keys are used for tone or phrase input code mapping, because the intended selection with numeric key may be taken as part of the input code; Second, for input with tone, may use the ¡Ekey for paging instead of the Space bar, because the first Space entry will be taken as the First Tone input, then the second Space entry will be taken as paging. In this second case, all the words in the page will have the same input code and with First Tone only.

 

Input Phrase

While using the Intelligent ZhuYin mode , any one of the following rules may be applied for the two, three, or four word phrase input:

  1. Type only the Consonant + (Tone) of each word in the word phrase.
  2. Type the Consonant + (Tone) of the first two or three words in the word phrase.
  3. Type the complete input code of the first word + the Consonant of the second word in the word phrase.
  4. Type the complete input code of the first two or three words in the word phrase.
  5. Type the complete input code for each of the word in the word phrase

The rule of thumb for word phrase input is that once the Consonant of all the words are keyed in, it is not necessary to type the Vowel or the Tone, and there is no regulation of how many words you have to use for input as long as you start from the first word in the word phrase. However, the more code that you type, the less pages you have to turn to get to the target word phrase.

Using word phrase image23.jpg (5634 bytes) as an example:

 

With Tone Input

While in the ZhuYin keyboard layout 1 or 2, the following are example for locating the word phrase image23.jpg (5634 bytes).

image24.jpg (13375 bytes)

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image26.jpg (12690 bytes)

image29.jpg (12033 bytes)

image30.jpg (8816 bytes)

 

 

Without Tone Input

While in the ZhuYin keyboard layout 3 or 4, the following are example for locating the word phrase image23.jpg (5634 bytes).

image31.jpg (13208 bytes)

image32.jpg (12404 bytes)

There are two conditions worth noting while typing or selecting the phrase into the application program. First, you may need to use the function keys from F1 to F8 to replace the numeric keys 1 to 8 when the numeric keys are used for tone or phrase input code mapping, because the intended selection with numeric key may be taken as part of the input code, if you only prefer to input single word (no more phrase), please enable image33.JPG (3522 bytes) option from ZhuYin dialog box; Second, for input with tone, may use the ¡E key for paging instead of the Space bar, because the first Space entry will be taken as the First Tone input (if existing), then the second Space entry will be taken as paging.

 

Input Short Sentence

In the dictionary of word phrase provided by UnionWay Chinese system contains word phrases of 4 words or less. To expend any of the existing or new word phrase into short sentence of 16 words or less, you may use any one of the dictionary expansion method described in the next section.

 

ZhuYin Configuration

To customize and set the preferred parameters for ZhuYin input method, you must select ZhuYin (image1.jpg (5474 bytes)), as the current input method in the IME Configuration dialog box as shown in the figure below:

There are two selections in the Space Character section:

image34.JPG (4331 bytes) This is a default option, setting the Space bar as the page down key, equivalent to the ¡Ekey. When typing the input code in the with Tone mode, the first Space bar entry will be taken as the First Tone input, then the second Space bar entry will be taken as paging, and will be paging only for all the words that matches the input code and has First Tone.

image35.JPG (3691 bytes)  When selecting this option, it sets the Space bar as the Send key, equivalent to the numeric key 1 (or F1 key). When in the input with Tone mode, the first Space bar entry will be taken as the First Tone input (if existing), then the second Space bar entry will be taken as Send, sending the first word in the page into the application program at the cursor position. In this case, the ¡Ekey must be used for paging through the word selection. This is not a default option.

image33.JPG (3522 bytes)  Word Mode supports the single word input only, no phrase. For those who are used to the single word input in the C-Windows, this option will make you feel at home. This is not a default option.

image36.JPG (3541 bytes)  Character Mode allows the display of all words that starts with the same input code. For example, after typing the input codeimage37.JPG (3318 bytes), the following words image38.JPG (3557 bytes), image39.JPG (3049 bytes), image40.JPG (4470 bytes), etc. will be displayed for selection as well. This is not a default option.

image41.JPG (3842 bytes) This is a default option. Please refer to the previous section for details on the Intelligent Mode option.

image42.JPG (3243 bytes) After sending the word into the application program, this option automatically brings the selected word or phrase to the front of the words list that has the same input code, reducing the paging frequency for the more commonly used words or phrases. This is not a default option.

image43.JPG (3245 bytes) This option automatically sends the word or the phrase into the application program at the cursor position while the input code only map to one word or one phrase, also it is not the beginning input code for other words or phrases. This is not a default option.

image44.JPG (3432 bytes) This option will display the complete input code for the words or phrases in the selection list. This option will not work while in the word mode image33.JPG (3522 bytes). This is not a default option.

Imports new words or phrases and their corresponding input code form text file into the ZhuYin dictionary. The text file must have the file name with ".TXT" extension. The format in the text file begins with the "Input Code + , (English comma) + Chinese Word or Phrase". For example:

image45.JPG (5089 bytes)

image46.JPG (4554 bytes)

The alternate text file format begins with the "Chinese Word or Phrase + , (English comma) + Input Code". For Example:

image47.JPG (4636 bytes)

image48.JPG (4554 bytes)

Each phrase is limited to 16 Chinese words or less, but there is no limitation to the total number of entry in the text file.

While in the ZhuYin Configuration dialog box, click import will bring up the open file dialog box for the text file. Specify the appropriate text file name and click OK button, and this will bring you to the import Text file to IME Dictionary dialog box where you can specify the text file format that you used, is it the image49.JPG (3639 bytes) or the image33.JPG (3522 bytes) format. Click OK button to confirm the option selected. You will see a message indicating if the import was successful.

 

ZhuYin Keyboard

There are four keyboard layout provided by UnionWay Chinese system for ZhuYin input method. They are ET (image11.jpg (1255 bytes)) with Tone keyboard, Standard with Tone keyboard, ET Without Tone keyboard, and Standard Without Tone keyboard layout.

It is very important to select the keyboard layout that you are most familiar with. The input method is determined by the type of keyboard selected. Keyboard selection is made by clicking the Keyboard tag while in the ZhuYin Configuration dialog box or selecting the Keyboard key while in the ZhuYin input mode. The keyboard type is indicated on the top right corner, 1 indicating the keyboard is in the first ZhuYin layout, clicking the spin button will change the keyboard layout to 2, 3 or 4. You may type directly using the computer keyboard or by using the mouse and pointer to click and select the input code that is displayed on the keyboard map window. If for some reason the cursor is not displaying in the application software, click the left mouse button again on the designated position and the cursor should be displaying again. The default ZhuYin keyboard is set to the ET with Tone layout.

 

Expending ZhuYin Dictionary

There are three ways to add new words or phrases into the ZhuYin dictionary:

  1. F12 Key. First select (highlight) a phrase of 16 Chinese words or less, then press F12 key to add it into the ZhuYin dictionary. This added phrase can be accessed using the phrase input rules. Please be sure that ZhuYin is the current Chinese input method before pressing F12 key. If you find the phrase you added is not only one in the Prompt line area, please use Shift + Fx function key to delete extra phrase on position x .
  2. Import Key. Please refer to the previous section for the use of this key.
  3. Expend as you input. If you can not find the word or phrase after entering the input code, hit the Enter key to begin the process of adding this new word or phrase into the ZhuYin dictionary. This function is very useful for multiple definition of input code for a particular word or phrase, also it can be used to define the input code for a new word created by the Font Maker.

Using image50.JPG (4987 bytes) as an example.

After entering the input code image51.JPG (3988 bytes), and find that image50.JPG (4987 bytes) is not in the phrase selection. Press the Enter key and a yellow area appears on the bottom left of the UnionWay Chinese system tool bar as shown:

image52.JPG (6405 bytes)

The yellow zone is holding the input code of this phrase to be added, and you can make changes to the input code while in this zone. For the ease of future reference to this phrase, please use the standard input rules.

Pressing the Enter key again will bring up a red zone for holding the word or phrase to be added (16 words or less). Now use the input method provided by UnionWay Chinese system and enter the phrase image50.JPG (4987 bytes) in the red zone (if you are adding a newly created word by the Font Maker, you will have to use the Internal Code input method to enter the new word into the red zone) as shown:

image53.JPG (6983 bytes)

image54.JPG (16336 bytes) 

Press the Enter key again, this phrase is then simultaneously being added into the ZhuYin dictionary and sent to the application program at the cursor position (yellow and red zone will disappear at this time).

In the process of expending the ZhuYin dictionary, Backspace is used for delete input code or Chinese character, Esc is to cancel the process.

 

Note: The Shift + Fx function keys are used to delete a word or phrase on position x from the dictionary, pressing Shift + Fx again will restore the deleted word or phrase.

 

Input Symbol Characters

Since there are no ZhuYin keyboard mapping for the Chinese symbol characters, the Symbol Character input method is used for the input of Chinese symbol characters. While in the ZhuYin Configuration dialog box, set the current input method to the Symbol (image7.jpg (5770 bytes)) input method. Or press the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F7" to switch to Symbol input method. Then click keyborad key with the left mouse button, and the keyboard layout for Symbol input method will be displayed (clicking the Shift button in the keyboard map window will bring up the second set of symbols for input). If you need other symbols that are not provided in the Symbol input method keyboard map window, please refer to the Internal Code input method for additional Chinese symbol characters input.

 

 

PinYin Input Method

PinYin Input Method (IME) conforms to the general characteristic of Mandarin pronunciation of each word, each having the component of Consonant, Vowel, and Tone. With these three components, it is then made possible for computer input. In Chinese Professional version, it not only provides the single word input (only single word input for the Standard version), but also provides the Chinese Word Phrase input (2 to 4 characters phrase), further distinguishes the input that is with Tone and without Tone. Each user may select and define their preferred input method.

Entering UnionWay Chinese system, English is the default input method, you can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F2" to switch to the PinYin input method. If you click the with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear. Click the image1.jpg (5474 bytes)zone will bring down a list of input method, select image2.jpg (5489 bytes), and the current input method is switched to PinYin. This dialog box is then referred to as the PinYin Configuration dialog box. Select the Keyboard tag will bring up the following keyboard layout:

image55.JPG (28895 bytes)

This is the without Tone keyboard layout, which is the standard PinYin keyboard. On the upper right corner, the spin button display 1, indicating it is the keyboard layout number 1. Clicking the "up" arrow on the spin button will change the display to 2, bringing us to the with Tone PinYin keyboard layout:

image56.JPG (29042 bytes)

Notice the first input keyboard layout is without Tone, this is a default setting; the second input keyboard mapping is with Tone. It is very important to select the keyboard mapping that you are familiar with.

Following are some of the hot keys that you can use during the input:

Ctrl + Space or switch between the current Chinese and English

Alt + ?input method

Backspace deletes the input code

Esc clears all input code

?or Space turn to the next words (phrases) page

?turn to the previous words (phrases) page

1 to 8 (F1 to F8) are used for selecting the target word

Following are the representation of the tones:

¡E(Numeric key 1) Light Tone

Space First Tone

£½(Numeric key 2) Second Tone

£¾(Numeric key 3) Third Tone

£¿(Numeric key 4) Forth Tone

For each word in the PinYin IME, it usually requires the Consonant + Vowel + (Tone); and for the word phrase, it usually requires the completion of the First Word + Consonant of the second word. For the with Tone input, the numeric keys are mapped into an Tone input code first (if existing), in this case (not typing Tone input code), please select the target word or phrase using the function keys, from F1 to F8 for the corresponding numeric key.

 

Intelligent PinYin Input Method

Intelligent PinYin input method provided by UnionWay Chinese system is the simplest and easiest to use for Chinese input. It is most flexible for word phrase and short sentence input. While in the PinYin Configuration dialog box, selecting the image41.JPG (3842 bytes)option will activate the Intelligent PinYin mode, this is a default setting.

 

Input Single Word

Using image57.JPG (4887 bytes) as an example:

 

Without Tone Input

While in the PinYin input mode, and the keyboard is on the layout 1, type the input code ¡uYUN¡v for image57.JPG (4887 bytes), because the input is without Tone, all the words that matches the input code will be displayed, one page at a time, increasing the page turning frequency to find the target word. If the target word is not on the first page, you may use the Space bar or ¡Ekey to get to the next page. In this example, the target word image57.JPG (4887 bytes) is on the fifth position as shown below:

image58.JPG (10251 bytes)

Pressing the numeric key 1 or the F1 key will bring the target word image57.JPG (4887 bytes) into the application program at the cursor position.

 

With Tone Input

While in the PinYin input mode, and the keyboard is on the layout 2, type the input code YUNimage59.JPG (2164 bytes) for image57.JPG (4887 bytes), one the first page, it displays list of words that has the same input code. If the target word is not on the first page, you may use the Space bar or ¡E key to get to the next page. In this example, the target word  image57.JPG (4887 bytes) is on the first page position 7 as shown below (it may be on different position for different user due to the [Auto Sort] option may have sorted the word into different position):

image60.JPG (10981 bytes)

Pressing the numeric key 7 or the F7 key will bring the target word image57.JPG (4887 bytes) into the application program at the cursor position.

It is true (for both the Input with Tone and without Tone) that it is not necessary to type all the input code to get to the target word. In the above example, by typing Y (Consonant) or Yimage59.JPG (2164 bytes) (Consonant + Tone), could both bring you to the target word image57.JPG (4887 bytes). However, the more code that you type, the less pages you have to turn to get to the target word.

There are two conditions worth noting while typing the single word with Tone. First, if you do not type the complete input code, maybe need to use the function keys from F1 to F4 to select target word replacing the numeric keys 1 to 4 , because the intended selection with numeric key may be taken as part of the Tone input code. Second, use the ¡Ekey for paging instead of the Space bar, because the first Space bar entry will be taken as the First Tone input, then the second Space bar entry will be taken as paging. In this second case, all the words in the page will have the same input code and with First Tone only.

 

Input Phrase

While using the Intelligent PinYin mode, any one of the following rules may be applied for the two, three, or four word phrase input:

  1. Type only the Consonant + (Tone) of each word in the phrase.
  2. Type the Consonant + (Tone) of the first two or three words in the phrase.
  3. Type the complete input code of the first word + the Consonant of the second word in the phrase.
  4. Type the complete input code of the first two or three words in the phrase.
  5. Type the complete input code for each of the word in the phrase.

The rule of thumb for word phrase input is that once the Consonant of the words are keyed in, it is not necessary to type the Vowel or the Tone, and there is no regulation of how many words you have to use for input as long as you start from the first word in the word phrase. However, the more code that you type, the less pages you have to turn to get to the target phrase.

Using image61.jpg (5541 bytes) phrase as an example:

Without Tone Input

While in the PinYin keyboard layout 1, the following are examples for locating the phrase image61.jpg (5541 bytes):

image62.jpg (13008 bytes)

image63.jpg (12928 bytes)

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With Tone Input

While in the PinYin keyboard layout 2, the following are examples for locating the phrase image61.jpg (5541 bytes):

image65.jpg (13012 bytes)

image66.jpg (12798 bytes)

image67.jpg (12353 bytes)

There are two conditions worth noting while typing the phrase with Tone. First, if you do not type the complete input code, maybe need to use the function keys from F1 to F4 to select target phrase replacing the numeric keys 1 to 4 , because the intended selection with numeric key may be taken as part of the Tone input code. Second, use the ¡Ekey for paging instead of the Space bar, because the first Space bar entry will be taken as the First Tone input, then the second Space bar entry will be taken as paging.

While typing the PinYin input code, there are a few conditions that need special attention:

  1. While typing the vowel image68.jpg (1845 bytes), with the input code requirement of Yimage68.jpg (1845 bytes), Ximage68.jpg (1845 bytes), Qimage68.jpg (1845 bytes) and Jimage68.jpg (1845 bytes), it is necessary to replace image68.jpg (1845 bytes) with U, and typing as YU, QU and JU; similarly, for input code requirement of Limage68.jpg (1845 bytes) and Nimage68.jpg (1845 bytes), it is necessary to replace the image68.jpg (1845 bytes) with YU, and typing as LYU and NYU.
  2. Entering a phrase for the first time, it is to your advantage to type the complete input code to reduce the paging, then on the second time typing for the same phrase , the image42.JPG (3243 bytes) Auto Sort function can assist in finding the target quickly.
  3. For Intelligent mode phrase input, sometimes the Consonant of the second word is taken as the vowel of the first word. For example, while typing the input KEN, the word that appear becomes image69.jpg (4895 bytes) and other words with the same input code. There are two way to solving this problem. First, you can use the word divider ' to indicate the input for the consonant of the second word. Typing the input code KEN will then retrieve the phrase image70.jpg (5463 bytes). Second way is to completely type the input code for the second word, the system will then combine the N with ENG thus retrieving the phrase image70.jpg (5463 bytes).

 

Input Short Sentence

In the dictionary of phrase provided by UnionWay Chinese system contains phrases of 4 words or less. To expend any of the existing or new phrase into short sentence of 16 words or less, you may use any one of the dictionary expansion method described in the next section. Both the input rules for phrase and short sentence are similar.

 

PinYin Configuration

image34.JPG (4331 bytes) This is a default option, setting the Space bar key as the page down key, equivalent to the ?key. When typing the input code in the input with Tone mode, the first Space bar entry will be taken as the First Tone input, then the second Space bar entry will be taken as paging, and will be paging only for all the words that matches the input code and has First Tone.

image35.JPG (3691 bytes) When selecting this option, it sets the Space bar key as the Send key, equivalent to the numeric key 1 (or F1 key). When in the input with Tone mode, the first Space bar entry will be taken as the First Tone input while typing the input code, then the second Space bar entry will be taken as Send, sending the first word in the page into the application program at the cursor position. In this case, the ?key must be used for paging through the word selection. This is not a default option.

image33.JPG (3522 bytes) Word mode allows the display of all words or phrases that have the same input code after typing complete input code. This is not a default option.

image36.JPG (3541 bytes) Character mode allows the display of all words or phrases that starts with the same input code. For example, after typing the input code R, the following words or phrases image38.JPG (3557 bytes), image39.JPG (3049 bytes), image40.JPG (4470 bytes), etc. will be displayed for selection as well. This is not a default option.

image41.JPG (3842 bytes) This is a default option. Please refer to the previous section for details on the Intelligent PinYin Input Method.

image42.JPG (3243 bytes) After sending the word or phrase into the application program, this option automatically brings the selected word or phrase to the front of the words or phrases list that has the same input code, reducing the paging frequency for the more commonly used words or phrases. This is a default option.

image43.JPG (3245 bytes) This option automatically sends the word or phrase into the application program at the cursor position while the input code only map to one word or phrase, also it is not the beginning code for other words or phrases. This is not a default option.

image44.JPG (3432 bytes) This option will display the complete input code for the words or phrases in the Prompt Line area. This option will not work while in the word mode image33.JPG (3522 bytes). This is not a default option.

Imports new words or phrases and their corresponding input code form text file into the PinYin dictionary. The text file must have the file name with ".TXT" extension. The format in the text file begins with the Input Code + , (English comma) + Chinese Word or Phrase. For example:

TZGWimage71.jpg (3826 bytes)

SHJJRimage72.jpg (3245 bytes)

The alternate text file format begins with the Chinese Word or Phrase + , (English comma) + Input Code. For Example:

image71.jpg (3826 bytes)TZGW

image72.jpg (3245 bytes)SHJJR

Each phrase is limited to 16 Chinese words or less, but there is no limitation to the total number of entry in the text file.

While in the PinYin Configuration dialog box, click the Import button will bring up the open file dialog box for the text file. Specify the appropriate text file name and click OK button, and this will bring you to the Import text file to IME dictionary dialog box where you can specify the text file format that you used, is it the image73.jpg (3358 bytes) or the image33.JPG (3522 bytes) format. Click OK button to confirm the option selected. You will see a message indicating if the import was successful.

 

PinYin Keyboard

There are two keyboard mapping provided by UnionWay Chinese system for PinYin input method. They are PinYin without Tone keyboard and PinYin with Tone keyboard layout. It is very important to select the keyboard layout that you are most familiar with. The input method is determined by the type of keyboard selected. Keyboard selection is made by clicking the Keyboard tag while in the PinYin Configuration dialog box or selecting the keyboard key while in the PinYin input mode. The keyboard type is indicated on the top right corner, 1 indicating the keyboard is in the first PinYin mapping, clicking the spin button will change the keyboard type to 2. You may type directly using the computer keyboard or by using the mouse. If for some reason the cursor is not displaying in the application software, click the left mouse button on the designated position and the cursor should be displaying again. The default PinYin keyboard is set to the PinYin without Tone layout.

 

Expending PinYin Dictionary

There are three ways to add new words or phrases into the PinYin dictionary:

  1. F12 Key. First select (highlight) a phrase of 16 Chinese words or less, then use the F12 key to add it into the PinYin dictionary. This added phrase can be accessed using the phrase input rules. Please be sure that PinYin is the current Chinese input method before pressing the F12 key. If you find the phrase you added is not only one in the Prompt Line area, please use Shift + Fx function keys to delete extra phrase on position x .
  2. Import Key. Please refer to the previous section for the use of this key.
  3. Expend as you input. If you can not find the phrase after entering the input code, press the Enter key to begin the process of adding this new phrase into the PinYin dictionary. This function is very useful for multiple definition of input code for a particular word or phrase, or it can be used to define the input code for a new word created by the Font Maker.

Input Symbol Characters

On the PinYin keyboard, there are a few Chinese symbols defined for input such as the Chinese comma, period, etc., but not enough space for mapping all the Chinese symbol characters. The Symbol input method is used for the input of additional Chinese symbol characters. While in the PinYin Configuration dialog box, set the current input method to the Symbol (image7.jpg (5770 bytes)) input method. Or press the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F7" to switch to Symbol input method. Then click keyboard with the left mouse button, and the keyboard layout for Symbol input method will be displayed (clicking the Shift button in the keyboard map window will bring up the second set of symbols for input). If you need other symbols that are not provided in the Symbol input method keyboard map window, please refer to the Internal Code input method for additional Chinese symbol characters input.

English to Chinese Input Method.

In the English to Chinese input method (not available in Standard Version), UnionWay Chinese system provides a dictionary of 40,000 translated English to Chinese words and phrases. It uses the standard keyboard layout for the English character input.

Entering UnionWay Chinese system, English is the default input method, you can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F3" to switch to the English to Chinese input method. If you click the button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear. Click the image1.jpg (5474 bytes)list box, it will bring down a list of input method, select image2.jpg (5561 bytes), and the current Chinese input method is switched to English to Chinese. This dialog box is then referred to as the English to Chinese Configuration dialog box.

Following are some of the hot keys that you can use during the input:

Ctrl + Space or switch between the current Chinese and English

Alt + ?input method

Backspace deletes the input code

Esc clears all input code

?or Space turn to the next words (phrases) page

?turn to the previous words (phrases) page

1 to 8 (F1 to F8) are used for selecting the target word

Using image3.jpg (6030 bytes) as example 1:

Type ¡u SCIENTIST¡v while in the English to Chinese image2.jpg (5561 bytes) mode,

image4.jpg (9490 bytes)

only one phrase appeared is image3.jpg (6030 bytes). Pressing the numeric key 1 (or F1) will send the target phrase image3.jpg (6030 bytes) into the application program at the cursor position.

Using image5.jpg (5585 bytes) as example 2:

Type TAKE CARE OF while in the English to Chinese image2.jpg (5561 bytes) mode,

image6.jpg (10968 bytes)

pressing the numeric key 1 (or F1) will send the target phrase image5.jpg (5585 bytes) into the application program at the cursor position.

The Space bar entry is first taken as a space character input, if there are no space character expected, it will then be taken as the paging command entry.

 

English to Chinese Configuration

To customize and set the preferred parameters for English to Chinese input method, you must select the English to Chinese (image2.jpg (5561 bytes)), as the current Chinese input method in the IME Configuration dialog box as shown in the figure below:

image7.JPG (4331 bytes) This is a default option, setting the Space bar key as the page down key, equivalent to the ¡õ key. While typing the input code, the first Space bar entry will be taken as the space character of the phrase (if existing), then the second Space bar entry will be taken as paging.

image8.JPG (3691 bytes) When selecting this option, it sets the Space bar key as the Send key, equivalent to the numeric key 1 (or [F1] key). While typing the input code, the first Space bar entry will be taken as the space character of the phrase (if existing), then the second Space bar entry will be taken as Send, sending the first word in the page into the application program at the cursor position. In this case, the ¡õ key must be used for paging. This is not a default option.

image9.JPG (3475 bytes) Word mode allows the display of all words or phrases that have the same input code after typing complete input code. For example, after completely entering the input code GOOD, then the word image10.JPG (4840 bytes) will be displayed for selection. This is not a default option.

image11.JPG (3731 bytes) Character mode allows the display of all words or phrases that starts with the same input code. For example, after typing the input code U, the following phrasesimage12.JPG (4927 bytes), image13.JPG (5379 bytes) , image14.JPG (4657 bytes) , etc. will be displayed for selection. This is a default option.

image15.JPG (3428 bytes) After sending the word or phrase into the application program, this option automatically brings the selected word or phrase to the front of the words list that has the same input code, reducing the paging frequency for the more commonly used words or phrases. This is a default option.

image16.JPG (3245 bytes) This option automatically sends the word or phrase into the application program at the cursor position while the input code only map to one word or phrase, also it is not the beginning code for other words or phrases. This is not a default option.

image17.JPG (3245 bytes) This option will display the complete input code for the words or phrases in the Prompt Line area. This option will not work while in the word mode image9.JPG (3475 bytes). This is not a default option.

Imports new words or phrases and their corresponding input code form text file into the English to Chinese IME dictionary. The text file must have the file name with ".TXT" extension. The format in the text file begins with the Input Code + , (English comma) + Chinese Word or Phrase. For example:

UNIONWAY image18.JPG (5190 bytes)

INTERNET image19.JPG (5237 bytes)

The alternate text file format begins with the Chinese Word or Phrase + , (English comma) + Input Code. For Example:

image18.JPG (5190 bytes) UNIONWAY

image19.JPG (5237 bytes) INTERNET

Each phrase is limited to 16 Chinese words or less, but there is no limitation to the total number of entry in the text file.

While in the English to Chinese Configuration dialog box, click the Import button will bring up the open file dialog box for the text file. Specify the appropriate text file name and click OK button, and this will bring you to the Import Text file to IME Dictionary dialog box where you can specify the text file format that you used, is it the image20.JPG (3639 bytes) or the image9.JPG (3475 bytes) format. Click OK button to confirm the option selected. You will see a message indicating if the import was successful.

 

Expending English to Chinese Dictionary

There are two ways to add new words or phrases into the English to Chinese dictionary:

  1. Import Key. Please refer to the previous section for the use of this key.
  2. Expend as you input. If you can not find the word or phrase after entering the input code, press the Enter key to begin the process of adding this new word or phrase into the English to Chinese dictionary.

Using image18.JPG (5190 bytes) as an example:

After entering the input code UNION, and find that the system would not accept any more input, and the image18.JPG (5190 bytes) is not in the phrase selection. Press the Enter key and a yellow area appears on the bottom left of the UnionWay tool bar.

The yellow zone is holding the input code of the phrase to be added, and you can add the WAY into this zone.

Pressing the Enter key again brings up a red zone for holding the phrase to be added (16 words or less).

Now use any of the input method provided by UnionWay Chinese system and enter the phrase image18.JPG (5190 bytes) in the red zone.

Press the Enter key again, the phrase is then simultaneously being added into the English to Chinese dictionary and sent to the application program at the cursor position (yellow and red zone will disappear at this time).

In the process of expending the English to Chinese dictionary, Backspace is used for delete input code or Chinese character, Esc is to cancel the process.

 

Note: The Shift + Fx function keys are used to delete a word or phrase on position x from the dictionary, hitting Shift + Fx again will restore the delete.

 

Input Symbol Characters

On the English to Chinese input method keyboard, there are a few symbols defined for input such as the Chinese comma, period, parenthesis, etc., but not enough space for mapping all the Chinese symbol characters. The Symbol input method is used for the input of additional Chinese symbol characters. While in the PinYin Configuration dialog box, set the current input method to the Symbol (image21.JPG (5434 bytes)) input method. Or press the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F7" to switch to Symbol input method. Then click keyboard with the left mouse button, and the keyboard layout for Symbol input method will be displayed (clicking the Shift button in the keyboard map window will bring up the second set of symbols for input). If you need other symbols that are not provided in the Symbol input method keyboard map window, please refer to the Internal Code input method for additional Chinese symbol characters input.

 

CangJie Input Method

Entering UnionWay Chinese system, English is the default input method, you can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F4" to switch to the CangJie input method. If you click the task bar tool with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear. Click the image1.jpg (5474 bytes)list box, it will bring down a list of input methods, select image22.JPG (4990 bytes), and the current Chinese input method is switch to CangJie. This dialog box is then referred to as the CangJie Configuration dialog box. Select the Keyboard tag will bring up the following keyboard layout map:

image23.JPG (30122 bytes)

Following are some of the hot keys that you can use during the input:

Ctrl + Space or switch between the current Chinese and English

Alt + ?input method

Backspace deletes the input code

Esc clears all input code

?or Space turn to the next words (phrases) page

?turn to the previous words (phrases) page

1 to 8 (F1 to F8) are used for selecting the target word

Please refer to any of the published CangJie Input Method handbook for the details of CangJie Input.

 

CangJie Configuration

To customize and set the preferred parameters for CangJie Input Method, you must select the CangJie image22.JPG (4990 bytes)as the current Chinese input method in the IME Configuration dialog box as shown in the figure below:

image7.JPG (4331 bytes) Setting the Space bar key as the page down key, equivalent to the ¡õ key. This is a default option.

image8.JPG (3691 bytes) When selecting this option, it sets the Space bar key as the Send key, equivalent to the numeric key 1 (or F1 key). The Space bar entry will be taken as Send, sending the first word in the page into the application program at the cursor position. In this case, the ¡õ key may be used for paging through the words selection. This is not a default option.

image9.JPG (3475 bytes) Word mode allows the display of all words that have the same input code after typing complete input code. For example, after completely entering the input code image24.JPG (4733 bytes), then the word image25.JPG (5041 bytes) will be displayed for selection. This is not a default option.

image11.JPG (3731 bytes) Character mode allows the display of all words that starts with the same input code. For example, after typing the input code image26.JPG (3564 bytes), the following words image27.JPG (4210 bytes), image28.JPG (4850 bytes), image25.JPG (5041 bytes), etc. will be displayed for selection. This option is very help for those who are not very familiar with the CangJie input method. This is a default option.

image15.JPG (3428 bytes) After sending the word into the application program, this option automatically brings the selected word to the front of the word list of the same input code, reducing the paging frequency for the more commonly used words. In CangJie input method, each input code usually corresponds to one or two word, therefore this is not a very crucial function. This is not a default option.

image16.JPG (3245 bytes) This option automatically sends the word into the application program at the cursor position while the input code only map to one word, also it is not the beginning input code for other words. This is a default option.

image29.JPG (3432 bytes) This option will display the complete input code for the words in the Prompt Line area. This option will not work while in the word mode . This is not a default option.

Imports new words or phrases and their corresponding input code form text file into the CangJie dictionary. The text file must have the file name with ".TXT" extension. The format in the text file begins with the Input Code + , (English comma) + Chinese Word or Phrase . For example:

image30.JPG (4845 bytes)

image31.JPG (4421 bytes)

The alternate text file format begins with the Chinese Word or Phrase + , (English comma) + Input Code. For Example:

image32.JPG (4823 bytes)

image33.JPG (4581 bytes)

Each phrase is limited to 16 Chinese words or less, but there is no limitation to the total number of entry in the text file.

While in the CangJie Configuration dialog box, click the Import button will bring up the open file dialog box for the text file. Specify the appropriate text file name and click OK button, and this will bring you to the Import Text file to IME Dictionary dialog box where you can specify the text file format that you used, is it the image20.JPG (3639 bytes) or the image9.JPG (3475 bytes) format. Click OK button to confirm the option selected. You will see a message indicating if the import was successful.

 

Expending CangJie Dictionary

There are two ways to add new words or phrases into the CangJie dictionary:

  1. Import Key. Please refer to the previous section for the use of this key.
  2. Expend as you input. If you can not find the word or phrase after entering the input code, press the Enter key to begin the process of adding this new word or phrase into the CangJie dictionary.

Using image19.JPG (5237 bytes)as an example:

After entering the input codeimage34.JPG (3712 bytes), and find that image19.JPG (5237 bytes)is not in the phrase selection. Press the Enter key and a yellow area appears on the bottom left of the UnionWay Chinese system tool bar.

the yellow zone is holding the input code of the phrase to be added, and you can make changes to the input code while in this zone. For the ease of future reference to the phrase, please use the standard input rules.

Pressing the Enter key again will bring up a red zone for holding the phrase to be added (16 words or less). Now use any of the UnionWay input method and enter the phrase image19.JPG (5237 bytes)in the red zone (if you are adding a newly created word by the Font Maker, you will have to use the Internal Code input method to enter the new word into the red zone).

Press the Enter key again, the phrase is then simultaneously being added into the CangJie dictionary and sent to the application program at the cursor position (yellow and red zone will disappear at this time).

In the process of expending the CangJie dictionary, Backspace is used for delete input code or Chinese word, Esc is to cancel process.

 

Note: The Shift + Fx function keys are used to delete a phrase on position x from the dictionary, pressing Shift + Fx again will restore the deleted word or phrase.

 

Input Symbol Characters

On the CangJie Input Method keyboard, there are a few symbols defined for input such as the comma, period, parenthesis, etc., but not enough space for mapping all the Chinese symbol characters. The Symbol input method is used for the input of additional Chinese symbol characters. While in the PinYin Configuration dialog box, set the current input method to the Symbol (image21.JPG (5434 bytes)) input method. Or press the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F7" to switch to Symbol input method. Then click keyboard with the left mouse button, and the keyboard layout for Symbol input method will be displayed (clicking the Shift button in the keyboard map window will bring up the second set of symbols for input). If you need other symbols that are not provided in the Symbol input method keyboard map window, please refer to the Internal Code input method for additional Chinese symbol characters input.

 

Internal Code Input Method

Internal Code is referring to the computer storage address of the characters and symbols. There are two major Chinese Internal code systems, one is the Big5 Code, and the other is the GB Code. The differences is the number of Chinese characters definition and the storage address. The similarity is that both are using 4 hexadecimal digits to register the storage address to a Chinese character or a symbol. The storage address for Big5 code symbols start at A140, and the Chinese characters start at A440; while the GB code symbols start at A1A1, and the Chinese characters start at B0A1.

The Internal Code (image35.JPG (4757 bytes)) input method is especially handy in the following situation:

  1. Internal Code input method is the only way to find an empty room for creating new Chinese character using the Font Maker.
  2. Internal Code input will bring you additional symbols that are not found even in the Symbol input method keyboard layout.

Entering UnionWay Chinese system, English is the default input method, you can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F5" to switch to the Internal Code image35.JPG (4757 bytes) input method. If you click the task bar icon 4with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear. Click theimage1.jpg (5474 bytes) list box, it will bring down a list of input methods, selectimage35.JPG (4757 bytes), and the current Chinese input method is switch to Internal Code. This dialog box is then referred to as the Internal Code Configuration dialog box.

Following are some of the hot keys that you can use during the input:

Ctrl + Space or switch between the current Chinese and English

Alt + ?input method

Backspace deletes the input code

Esc clears all input code

?or Space turn to the next words (phrases) page

?turn to the previous words (phrases) page

1 to 8 (F1 to F8) are used for selecting the target word

 

While searching for a symbol in the Big5 or GB code system, you may begin by typing A, as shown:

image36.JPG (9072 bytes)

or

image37.JPG (9076 bytes)

Since the symbol characters begin on A140 or A1A1(4 hexadecimal digits), then use the ¡õ or ¡ô key to page through the list to find your target symbol.

The initial default set up for the Internal Code input is: after typing the complete code for a Chinese character or symbol, it will be send into the application program at the cursor position automatically. Please refer to previous section for details in the Internal Code Configuration dialog box.

 

Cantonese Input Method

Cantonese input method is based on the Cantonese pronunciation of each word, and uses the Cantonese PinYin code as the input code. Only single word input is provided in the Cantonese IME, and it uses the standard English keyboard layout for input.

Entering UnionWay Chinese system, English is the default input method, you can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F6" to switch to the Cantonese input method. If you click the task bar icon with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear. Click the image1.jpg (5474 bytes)list box, it will bring down a list of input methods, select image38.JPG (3730 bytes), and the current Chinese input method is switch to Cantonese. This dialog box is then referred to as the Cantonese Configuration dialog box.

Following are some of the hot keys that you can use during the input:

Ctrl + Space or switch between the current Chinese and English

Alt + ?input method

Backspace deletes the input code

Esc clears all input code

?or Space turn to the next words (phrases) page

?turn to the previous words (phrases) page

1 to 8 (F1 to F8) are used for selecting the target word

 

Using image39.JPG (5409 bytes) as an example:

While in the Cantonese IME, type the input code LEUNG for image39.JPG (5409 bytes), if the target word is not on the first page, you may use the Space bar or ?key to get to the next page. In this example, the target word image39.JPG (5409 bytes) is on the second page, first position as shown below:

image40.JPG (10258 bytes)

Pressing the numeric key 1 (or F1) will send the target word image39.JPG (5409 bytes) into the application program at the cursor position.

 

Cantonese Configuration

To customize and set the preferred parameters for Cantonese input method, you must select the Cantonese, image38.JPG (3730 bytes), as the input method in the IME Configuration dialog box as shown in the figure below:

image7.JPG (4331 bytes) Setting the Space bar key as the page down key, equivalent to the ¡õ key. This is a default option.

image8.JPG (3691 bytes) When selecting this option, it sets the Space bar key as the Send key, equivalent to the numeric key 1 (or F1 key), sending the first word in the page into the application program at the cursor position. In this case, the ¡õ key may be used for paging through the words selection. This is not a default option.

image9.JPG (3475 bytes) Word mode allows the display of all words that have the same input code after typing complete input code. For example, after completely entering the input code LEUNG, then image41.JPG (4302 bytes)image42.JPG (4734 bytes), image39.JPG (5409 bytes), etc. will be displayed for selection. This is not a default option.

image11.JPG (3731 bytes) Character mode allows the display of all words that start with the same input code. For example, after typing the input code L, the following words image43.JPG (4116 bytes), image44.JPG (5041 bytes), image45.JPG (5265 bytes), etc. will be displayed for selection. This is a default option.

image15.JPG (3428 bytes) After sending the word into the application program, this option automatically brings the selected word to the front of the words list that has the same input code, reducing the paging frequency for the more commonly used words. This is a default option.

image16.JPG (3245 bytes) This option automatically sends the word into the application program at the cursor position while the input code only map to one word, also it is not the beginning code for other words. This is not a default option.

image29.JPG (3432 bytes) This option will display the complete input code for the words in the Prompt Line area. This option will not work while in the word mode image9.JPG (3475 bytes). This is not a default option.

Imports new words or phrases and their corresponding input code form text file into the Cantonese dictionary. The text file must have the file name with ".TXT" extension. The format in the text file begins with the Input Code + , (English comma) + Chinese Word or Phrase. For example:

KAMANG image46.JPG (4252 bytes)

YUENTAI image47.JPG (4959 bytes)

The alternate text file format begins with the Chinese Word or Phrase + , (English comma) + Input Code. For Example:

image46.JPG (4252 bytes) KAMANG

image47.JPG (4959 bytes) YUENTAI

Each phrase is limited to 16 Chinese words or less, but there is no limitation to the total number of entry in the text file.

While in the Cantonese Configuration dialog box, click the Import button will bring up the open file dialog box for the text file. Specify the appropriate text file name and click OK button, and this will bring you to the Import Text file to IME Dictionary dialog box where you can specify the text file format that you used, is it the image20.JPG (3639 bytes) or the image9.JPG (3475 bytes)format. Click OK button to confirm the option selected. You will see a message indicating if the import was successful.

 

Expending Cantonese Dictionary

There are two ways to add new words or phrases into the Cantonese dictionary:

  1. Import Key. Please refer to the previous section for the use of this key.
  2. Expend as you input. If you can not find the word or phrase after entering the input code, hit the Enter key to begin the process of adding this new word or phrase into the Cantonese dictionary. Please refer to the third dictionary expending method in the PinYin input method section for more details.

 

 

Input Symbol Characters

On the Cantonese input method keyboard layout, there are a few symbols defined for input such as the comma, period, parenthesis, etc., but not enough space for mapping all the Chinese symbol characters. The Symbol input method is used for the input of additional Chinese symbol characters. While in the PinYin Configuration dialog box, set the current input method to the Symbol (image21.JPG (5434 bytes)) input method. Or press the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F7" to switch to Symbol input method. Then click keyboard with the left mouse button, and the keyboard layout for Symbol input method will be displayed (clicking the Shift button in the keyboard map window will bring up the second set of symbols for input). If you need other symbols that are not provided in the Symbol input method keyboard map window, please refer to the Internal Code input method for additional Chinese symbol characters input.

 

Symbol Input Method

Entering UnionWay Chinese system, English is the default input method, you can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F7" to switch to the Symbol image21.JPG (5434 bytes) input method. If you click the task bar icon with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear. Click the image1.jpg (5474 bytes)list box, it will bring down a list of input methods, select image21.JPG (5434 bytes), and the current input method is switch to Symbol input method. This dialog box is then referred to as the Symbol Configuration dialog box. Select the Keyboard tag will bring up the following keyboard mapping display:

image48.JPG (27967 bytes)

Clicking the Shift button in the keyboard map window will bring up the second set of symbols for input. The symbol input can be made through clicking of the mouse on the keys provided in keyboard map window, or typing from the keyboard directly.

 

Simple-Stroke Input Method

Entering UnionWay Chinese system, English is the default input method, you can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F8" to switch to the Simple-Stroke image49.JPG (4717 bytes) input method. If you click the task bar icon with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear. Click the image1.jpg (5474 bytes)list box, it will bring down a list of input methods, select image49.JPG (4717 bytes), and the current input method is switch to Simple-Stroke input method. This dialog box is then referred to as the Simple-Stroke Configuration dialog box.

This is used primarily as a secondary input method. In this case, you must calculate the total number of strokes for the word, type the stroke number as an input code, then use the ¡õ and ¡ô key to page to the target word. Any word that has 20 strokes or more will be displayed together. The Simple-Stroke IME is not available in the GB code system.

Following are some of the hot keys that you can use during the input:

Ctrl + Space or switch between the current Chinese and English

Alt + ?input method

Backspace deletes the input code

Esc clears all input code

?or Space turn to the next words (phrases) page

?turn to the previous words (phrases) page

1 to 8 (F1 to F8) are used for selecting the target word

Input Using Clipboard

The very last item in the IME Configuration dialog box is:

image50.JPG (4638 bytes)

This is not a default option.

UnionWay Asian system provides this option to use the Clipboard as a stepping board to inputting Chinese, Japanese and Korean words, avoiding the Auto Correct (or Auto Spelling Check) feature that is in some of the word processing application program such as MS-Word, WordPerfect, etc.

The Auto Correct feature often make some unwanted correction to the CJK words causing erroneous display. With this option enabled, the input to the word processor is actually first made to the clipboard, then sending the same input into the word processing program. Since the input is coming from the clipboard, the Auto Correct feature will not make additional changes to the input. Of course, you can also turn off the Auto Correct feature in the word processing program to avoid correction completely.

If you want to know how to turn off Auto Correct feature in the MS-Word, please read the Q & A Chapter.