Friday, November 9, 2007

OS X 10.5 Leopard: New Vietnamese IM Includes Han Nom

Leopard adds a new set of Vietnamese keyboards which implement the most common ASCII systems for inputting this language -- Telex, VNI, and VIQR.

More interesting is that when one of these is selected you get a new item in the "flag" menu, "Convert to Hán-Nôm," which lets you convert selected modern Vietnamese Latin script into the Nom or Chinese characters used in ancient Vietnamese.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I am able to use all input methods for Vietnamese in Leopard, except VIQR (my preferred method) which seems to be a problem. The accents (e.g. ^, ?) stay as is, instead of combining with the regular letters to become accented characters. E.g. typing "Vie^.t" show the same letters as is, instead of the word "Việt". Any idea how I can overcome this to use VIQR input? Thanks in advance for your help.

Tom Gewecke said...

It seems to be broken, and I don't see a way to fix it. This might be an alternative: