suzmccarth wrote:
> --- In, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
> wrote:
> > Most of the Chinese contributors to sci.lang don't like and don't use
> > pinyin input -- it's too slow and inefficient.
> I know exactly who you mean and one of them has a huge website on how
> to use CangJie input, which can easily be understood and adopted if
> you have a spare month or two to learn it. You also need to have a
> fanciful and philosohical turn of mind to make all the hierarchical
> connections required. And then one of them said that his wife uses
> wubi - once again considerable script knowledge is necessary.
> The newer mehtods by contrast descend from a more universal look at
> the 10 most basic strokes and then proceed from there to construct a
> series of choices in a javascript visual keyboard. This is for Nokia
> phone and is amazing really. Q9 means on nine keys - actually I have
> no idea what the Q is. I found that I did need to have it demonstrated
> to me by a Chinese student since the instructions on the initial keys
> are in Chinese. He said that it sure beat the handwriting ipnut that
> his parents made him use.

Kids learning to type instead of write would be even more disastrous in
Chinese than in English.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...