Input Methods for Simplified Mandarin from Pinyin
I’m part of an intensive Mandarin course in Germany at the moment. In about a week it will be mandatory for me being able to write simplified characters on a laptop (Windows 10, NVDA 2021.4, using IBM-TTS).
Many sighted people use a Pinyin based input method in which they type in the pinyin and are shown homophone characters of which they visually select the right one. Obviously, this method isn’t exactly accessible.
I’m glad for any help!
The pinyin method is actually the method I use. It works this way whentoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
type the string you want, nihao for example, to say hello.
When the list of homophones comes up, use the arrow keys to move
between choices for that string.
Use object navigation to find out which character is in which
description. Press numpad 2 twice to get a description. this of course
requires you to learn a bit more about which character means, and
enough mandarin to learn the descriptions. Use numpad 1 and 3 to move
to the previous or next characters, respectively. Hope this helps.
On 8/11/22, lutztiger.luigi@... <lutztiger.luigi@...> wrote: