How do the Chinese type their texts on a smartphone or a computer? The simple answer!

Posted December 1, 2020 / Technology
How do the Chinese type their texts on a smartphone or a computer? The simple answer!

The Chinese language contains thousands of characters, so there is no way of placing them all on a smartphone keyboard. The solution is: Pinyin transliteration!

Each time you want to type a word in Chinese, you begin typing its Pinyin transliteration (yes, you must know it!) and the keyboard algorithm pops up some Chinese "candidate" characters, from which you have to choose the correct Chinese word, phrase or symbol.


Watch this video to find out how the Chinese utilize the power of Pinyin keyboards:





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