於 Jul 13, 2004 10:57 PM 時,Peter Constable 提到:

> An input method is, well, a method for input of data. Pretty simple,
> eh?
> An input method might be a keyboard layout, OCR, voice recognition,
> handwriting recognition... Most of the time, we're interested in
> keyboard input methods.
> An IME is simply a particular type of (usually keyboard) input method.

Note, BTW, that this is Microsoft's terminology and isn't universal.
FWIW, Apple uses "input method" to refer to what MS calls an "input
method editor."

John H. Jenkins